The real test for summer tyres in wet conditions

When driving during the summer in summer conditions, driving on dry asphalt roads is the most manageable conditions, while having heavy summer rain can quickly turn it into challenging situations. Therefore, you have to ensure that the summer tyres you select will keep you safe once you face these conditions. Driving with bad car tyres, tyres with low tread depth or tyres that don’t have good wet properties can become very dangerous.

When you select new summer tyres, you should check the EU tyre label for what it says when it comes to wet grip. The wet grip indicates how quickly you can get the car to stop on wet tarmac, so the shorter distance you can get the vehicle to a complete stop, the better you can manage to stay out of accidents during the winter.  The EU tyre label can be beneficial when you want to compare different tyres’ performance during the summer. I mention the summer as the tyre label tests are performed at temperatures where the summer tyres should be used, not the temperature range for winter tyres.

The ability to safely drive in dangerous conditions improve overall safety. When you encounter wet roads, the braking distance will increase, making you more likely to be in an accident. The car is also more likely to aquaplane and lose control. Losing control due to aquaplaning is a significant contributor to accidents that happen during the summer and the biggest when it comes to heavy rain conditions. The main reasoning for it is that the speed is too high, and the tyres aren’t in good enough shape. The tread depth is worn out, or the quality of the tyres is inferior.

For your own, your family, and other safety, always make sure that you select tyres that are safe and perform well under the conditions you will face. Also, make sure that you will maintain the tyres properly to ensure that the tyre pressure is correct, the tread depth is adequate and that you rotate the tyres between the seasons or when it is needed. All these preventive measurements will ensure that your tyres will last longer. You then need to make sure that you know when to change to a new set of tyres. The tyre rotation will make sure that you can change all four tyres simultaneously so that you will have the same grip on all four positions. You also have to make sure that you have the correct tyres on your vehicle so that you aren’t driving with winter tyres.

When you try to find new tyres for your vehicle, make sure that you narrow down the search to a few candidates. Once you have done this, you should compare them via the EU tyre label to make sure that the tyres that you select have good wet grip and preferably also low fuel consumption, which also impacts the wear of the tyres, where they will last longer and consume less fuel along the way to save you money.

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