What To Consider When Buying Summer Tires

This summer we are planning a trip to Disneyland. Living in California we get to enjoy beautiful summers with at times quite high temperatures. With this in mind we are in the market for some good summer tires that will make our drive down highway 1 to Disneyland enjoyable and safe. The hot weather doesn’t just affect the driver but also the car. With the air-conditioning certainly on for the whole trip I am looking to find a tire which can offer some fuel economy. Traditionally summer tires are good for summer only. However living in California where the seasonal changes aren’t so huge, we are able to enjoy these tires all year around. They roll smoothly on dry and wet roads aloike and can resist extreme heat that this season is characterized by. 

When I started looking for summer tires I looked into a tire with premium driving comfort while keeping in mind fuel efficiency. It probably doesn’t seem like a big deal what tire to buy but since this serves as our only tire all year around here in California, I wanted to invest in a premium tire that makes driving more enjoyable and safe. It’s quite nice cruising down Highway 1 in California and with the road being quite curvy it is good to have a tire that has good traction and really grips the road in turns. Summer tires have excellent traction due to their softer rubber. However, because of this, they cannot be used in freezing temperatures as the soft rubber will get hard. This of course in not of concern for us in southern California. However, if you are going to be driving in freezing temperatures you would need to look into a either a dedicated winter tire, all season tires or all-weather tire.


Living in California and with public transportation not being an option, we drive a lot. So why not make the driving enjoyable. Getting good summer tires here in California with good fuel efficiency is an excellent idea. Such tires will last longer, meaning that you will be able to use your investment for a prolonged period. It is also important to remember that the summer tires you will buy may change the dynamics of your car. With my new summer tires mounted on the car I am now looking forward to our trip to Disneyland.

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