Wet grip is important during the summer season

When you have changed to summer tyres from. your winter tyres, then your biggest weather challenge, if the winter weather doesn’t reappear, will be heavy rain. The tyres need to have great wet grip so that they can get your vehicle to a full stop quickly if needed and they should also be able to prevent aquaplaning. Both these are very important and will heavily determine the safety of your summer tyres, as most tyre options will fare well on dry asphalt roads. The big difference between cheaper tyres and premium is smaller on dry roads than it is when it comes to wet roads.

You can see how well the tyres perform when it comes to wet grip on the EU tyre label. This makes the tyre selection a bit easier when you select summer tyres. On the EU tyre label, you can also see how they perform when it comes to fuel consumption and the tyre noise. The wet grip is the safety measurement, the fuel efficiency the energy consumption and the tyre noise the driving comfort. If you have an electric vehicle or hybrid the energy consumption will result that you get further with each charge and the low tyre noise will be even more appreciated due to the lack of high engine noise.

When selecting summer tyres with great performance in wet conditions, you will need to make sure that you combine the information that you can obtain from the EU tyre label with tyre tests done by motor magazines, where you can find the tyres that perform the best in wet conditions and are the best at preventing aquaplaning.

When it comes to preventing aquaplaning the condition of the tyres is very important as. you will need to have a good tread depth. The speed is also of critical importance, as a lower speed will allow for more time to remove the water from the surface. When you experience aquaplaning it can be very scary as you basically lose control over your vehicle and will not regain it again until the tyres are able to get contact again with the road surface and this tends to happen as soon as the speed is reduced, and the tyres are again able to push away the water.

The deeper the tread depth is, the channels in the tread will be able to remove more water to the sides and also store water in the tread. Changing the tyres to a new set when you reach 4 mm is important and also rotating the tyres to ensure that you have similar tread depth on all positions. The tyre pressure should also be checked to ensure that you have the recommended tyre pressure in all the four tyres and that you check it regularly. It isn’t only summer tyres, but you also need to do the same for your winter tyres, as there you have to worry about slushplaning.

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