Should you buy dedicated summer tires for your SUV?

SUV summer tires

Living in North Dakota and just gone through a treacherous winter, a driver was glad that he had equipped his family’s SUV with SUV studded tires. However now with all snow melted he is ready to change tires and has decided to get dedicated summer tires or more specifically SUV summer tires. Basically, nothing handles better as all-season tires on dry and wet roads.. This is because the summer tires guarantee the best grip on the road and the best protection from hydroplaning. The rubber compound used in summer tires is especially formulated to withstand the high temperatures of the summer months. In North Dakota they experience very hot summers with temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and even the occasional tornado. Even though they have a four-wheel drive vehicle, the composition of the tires is actually what determines your grip on the road.

Summer tires like the Nokian zLine SUV tires are specially designed with aggressive blade grooves to help prevent hydroplaning. In addition, the shoulders of the tires have trumpet grooves (bullet-type indentations) to further prevent hydroplaning by accelerating the flow of water out of the tire via the transverse grooves thereby maximizing grip. There is also a puncture resistant sidewall technology to reinforce the integrity of the tire. This is very useful when driving through rocky terrain. All of this insures a safe ride and there is even a driving safety indicator (DSI) patented by Nokian Tyres that allows the driver to inspect the tires to see when the tread depth is less than 4 millimeters which could indicate a risk for hydroplaning.

The Nokian zLine SUV summer tires can be used from spring to fall but should not be used in winter. In the winter the driver will re install our winter tires to ensure the safest and best-performing tires for the season at hand. This way he will have the best technologies, like the coral Silica tread compound specially made to tackle the summer heat while remaining extremely rigid to maintain reliable and balanced contact with the road even at high speeds and in sharp corners in the summer, while enjoying advancements like snow claws and eco studs in the winter months.

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