According to some rough estimates, even a quarter of drivers in this region decide not to change winter tires at the end of winter and continue to use them in summer conditions.
There are more reasons for this decision, but most common are two. The first is that this will save money, because summer tires are not a legal obligation, and the other is poor sales of winter tire sellers, which tires sold as “M + S” sell them as tires for all seasons, which is a big mistake .
We need to know that using winter tires in the summer, the performance of the car is exacerbated and the road of braking continues, which reduces the overall safety of passengers. The winter tire is considerably softer than the summer, because it contains silica, which makes it soft even at low temperatures. When the temperature rises, winter tires become excessively soft, making them lightweight for overheating and deformation, and reducing steering behavior. This is confirmed in many independent tests, which show that winter tires compared to summer, on dry surfaces, at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and a speed of 100 km / h, have an average distance of six meters longer than the stopping distance. This means that when the summer tire car stops, the vehicle with winter tires ranges from 37 km / h!
“By using winter tires in the summer you will not save money. In addition to spending less mileage, because you will be spending more quickly, winter tires also increase fuel consumption. Their design creates more resistance when rolling, and thus increases fuel consumption. The difference can be up to several decilitres per 100 kilometers. In addition, the greater rolling resistance causes an increase in the temperature of the tires, which increases the likelihood of damage. This is especially noticeable during the summer, when driving on highway at high speed. Under such conditions, winter tires are overheated and may be bursting. In addition, winter tires are louder than the summer, especially the smooth and dry asphalt, which affects the comfort in the journey. ”