When the summer temperatures soar in Liberty, TX, local drivers want to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and long daylight hours and explore the road less traveled. But before you invest in a fresh set of summer tires, Liberty Dayton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM wants to make sure you’re informed about their different pros and cons.

Summer Tires Pros

Summer tires offer top road-holding traction. If you love hitting the track or enjoy tackling winding backroads, summer tires can help to optimize your car’s handling. They also supply improved speed along with increased cornering and braking competence.

Additionally, summer tires offer a unique tread pattern that vacates water and counteracts hydroplaning on wet roadways so that you travel in safety even during the worst summer thunderstorm.

Summer Tire Cons

One con of summer tires is that they have a short lifespan. Most top-rated all-season tires last for about 60,000 miles or more. Summer tires typically last between 35,000 miles and 40,000 miles, according to Consumer Reports. If you’re an aggressive driver or have a long commute to work, your summer tires may only last one season, which may not be worth their improved performance.

While you can drive on summer tires during the spring and fall, you’ll need to replace them when temperatures fall below 45 degrees. This is because they use pliable elastic, making their flexibility decrease during cold temperatures. When temperatures fall below 32 degrees, summer tire tread compounds will start to crack and begin to run the risk of a flat or blowout.

If you’re thinking about investing in summer tires for your Chrysler ride, consider these pros and cons before you buy. If you’re still on the fence, just talk to the experienced technicians at our Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM service center.