Why it’s dangerous to use winter tires in the Summer!

The biggest mistake most drivers make is when they keep on using their winter tires when the weather warms up..

According to some rough estimates, even a 21 % drivers all around the world are using their winter tires at the end of winter and continue to use them in summer conditions.

There are more reasons for this decision, but the most common are two. The first reason is that this will save money, because summer tires are not a legal obligation, and the second reason is the bad information of the tire sellers, which tires sold as M + S are sold as tires for all seasons, which is a big mistake.


We need to know that using winter tires in the summer period can drastically affect the performance of the car and to lose traction in breaking causing the vehicle to lose control , which reduces the overall safety of passengers. The winter tire is considerably softer than the summer, because it contains silica, which makes it soft even at low temperatures.

When the temperature rises, winter tires become excessively soft, making them lightweight for overheating and deformation, and reducing steering behavior. This is confirmed in many independent tests, which show that winter tires compared to summer, on dry surfaces, at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and a speed of 100 km / h, have an average distance of six meters longer than the stopping distance. This means that when the car with the summer tires stops, the vehicle with winter tires ranges from 37 km / h!

By using winter tires in the summer you will not save money. You will drive less more miles, because you will be spending it more quickly, winter tires in summer season also increase fuel consumption. Their design creates more resistance when rolling, and that increases fuel consumption.

The difference can be up to nearly a liter and more  per 100 kilometers. The greater rolling resistance causes an increase in the temperature of the tires, which increases their damage. This is especially noticeable during the summer, when driving on highway at high-speed.

Under such conditions, winter tires are overheated and may be flared up. In addition, winter tires are louder than the summer, especially on smooth and dry asphalt, which affects driving and travel comfort.

If you decide to change your winter tires and swap with summer tires, it is advisable to do so with a certified selling brands, which also provide a quality assurance.

It is also important to get professional advice for selecting tires so that they will be suitable not only for your vehicle, but also for the driving style.

Do not forget to check the tires more often, in order to see if they are worn out, the pressure is as described in the manual, centering and the course layer.