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    driving on winter tires during the summer

    Hey gang,

    Is it ok to drive on winter tires during the summer? My summer tires are stored at my dealer, which is in another State, and i won't have time for another 2 months to take a day off to have the tires swapped. Is this a problem?

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

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    GG said:
    Hey gang,

    Is it ok to drive on winter tires during the summer? My summer tires are stored at my dealer, which is in another State, and i won't have time for another 2 months to take a day off to have the tires swapped. Is this a problem?



    No it's not a problem but obviously not ideal.
    I know some people who drive all year round with winter tyres (Audi Quattro).
    Just make sure you add pressure in the winter tyres during the summer time and bear in mind that your tyres will wear out much quicker but hey, that's your choice!
    Best of course it have summer tyres in the summer.

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

    I would not recommend it.
    First the wintertyres are much softer than summertyres, and will wear out pretty quickly if driven on asphalt (and not snow) the whole summer. Second, wintertyres are much worse than summertyres in the wet with longer brakedistances and higher risk of aquaplaning.

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

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    temm said:
    Second, wintertyres are much worse than summertyres in the wet with longer brakedistances and higher risk of aquaplaning.



    Are you sure Temm?
    I would have thought that winter tyres are more efficient on the wet.
    He mentionned winter tyres not snow tyres!
    I'm no expert so thank for the additionnal infos too!

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

    From what I understand the rubber formulation for winter tires is optimized for temperatures up to 5-10 deg C (7 degrees for the Pirelli SottoZeros I use) and that it is not at all advisable to drive in hot weather. Especially in a high performance car driven towards its limit: between presumed performance compomises over a summer tire and, I'd guess, poor wear characteristics.

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

    It is not recommended to drive winter tires (what is the difference to snow tires) during summer (definition summer temp usally higher then 15*C).

    The breaking performance is very bad. Also the possible g-values for curves and corners are much smaller then with the appropriate summer tires. About aquaplaning the winter tires could be better, they have a smaller foot print (more narrow and wider canals).

    I have once used winter tires with my old 996 C2 on Hockenheimring and it was terrible. Want do this never again in my life.

    AM

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

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    mumbasic said:
    It is not recommended to drive winter tires (what is the difference to snow tires) during summer (definition summer temp usally higher then 15*C).



    I don't know if he means all-season tires. I'm not sure what the difference between winter and snowtires is either. Up here in the grimm north I guess we only have snowtires.


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    The breaking performance is very bad. Also the possible g-values for curves and corners are much smaller then with the appropriate summer tires. About aquaplaning the winter tires could be better, they have a smaller foot print (more narrow and wider canals).


    I have once used winter tires with my old 996 C2 on Hockenheimring and it was terrible. Want do this never again in my life.

    AM



    Regarding aquaplaning the canals are wider yes, but the grooves in snowtires are there to provide maximum grip on snow and not to drain water, so they could give you a few surprises in the wet.

    C2 with wintertires on the Hockenheimring sounds scary

    Re: driving on winter tires during the summer

    Temm,

    The SottoZeros are being marketed as 'Winter Tires': recommended for months when the temperature is generally below 7 degrees, regardless of whether there is snow on the ground.

     
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