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What does the law say about summer tyres?

In most countries the tread on summer tyres must be at least 0.06” deep, but tyre specialists recommend a tread of at least 0.11” deep. If the tread depth on summer tyres is too little braking on wet surfaces can suffer, increasing the chances of aquaplaning. A good way to estimate the depth of the tread is to insert a large-size coin into the tread. Most larger coins are about 0.11” from the top of the symbol to the edge of the coin.

In many countries, you can use summer tyres for a good deal of the year. Check with the regulations in your country. Of course you should replace the summer tyres earlier if weather conditions require this.

Summer tyres from well-known manufacturers

In most countries, a good set of summer tyres works very well even in fall and spring, at least on bare ground. When you need tyres of the highest quality, we have the tyre for you, without costing you a fortune. We offer summer tyres from e.g. Nokian, Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, and AGI. Moreover, you can choose to have your tyres shipped directly to one of our partners, who then can change the tyres for you.

Summer tyres should be safe

New summer tyres should have a tread depth of approximately 0.29-0.32”. Minimum tread depth in summer is 0.6”. It is easy to see if the tyres are starting to wear by looking at treadwear indicators found on summer tyres - these are marks that show when the tread depth on the tyre is approximately 0.07”. Do not wait, like so many people do, until you have reached a tread depth of 0.6” before buying new summer tyres. Why do we say this? Because summer tyres wear faster than winter tyres. Some of us drive our cars in the summer only, so summer tyres will not wear that much. But tyres are a perishable item and old summer tyres have less grip than new tyres. This applies no matter how deep the tread pattern is on your old tyres.

The right choice of summer tyre

Tyre tread is very important for a good summer tyre and minimises risks in situations of aquaplaning, grip on hot asphalt and roads with deep ruts. Try to choose a summer tyre that has low rolling resistance. This reduces emissions, saves money and is easy on the environment too. Also be aware of how you use your car. Your choice of summer tyre will also depend on factors such as whether you drive long distances or mostly in cities, or whether you are in the north or south of the country. Summer tyres contain a rubber mixture that grows hard in colder temperatures. All summer tyres should also be marked with a speed rating. This means that the marking on the tyre should be equivalent to the car's top speed. If you are unsure what to choose, you are welcome to contact us and we will help you with making the right choice of tyres.

The new EU tyre label

To assist European consumers in choosing tyres, the EU introduced a new label that makes it easier to compare different tyres. This label is found on tyres which are manufactured after November 2012 and resemble the labels that you find on domestic appliances. Three things should be indicated. The first is external rolling noise, showing how much noise the tyre generates. The second is fuel efficiency, indicating how economical the tyre is. Some of them show the rolling friction of the tyre. Low rolling friction means less fuel consumption and is better for your pocketbook and for the environment. Fuel efficiency is marked on a scale from A to G, A being the best. The third label that you may find indicates wet grip. Wet grip indicators show how effective the tyres are when you brake on wet surfaces. The difference between A and F class can be as much as 60 feet. This can be extremely important in case of an accident. The new EU tyre label works just fine to use as a template when selecting summer tyres.

Take care of your tyres

In order for your tyres to be as safe as possible on the roads and at the same time last as long as possible, it is important that you take care of them properly. Check air pressure regularly, preferably once a month. It's the air that supports the vehicle's weight and incorrect pressure can cause the tyres to wear faster, while hurting the car's handling ability. It is also important that tyres used on a car are identical and are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The car's instruction manual should indicate what pressure and which tyres are most suitable. When cleaning the tyres and rims it is advised to use a mild car shampoo and a soft sponge. In other words, avoid cleaners which contain aggressive chemicals. Store tyres properly when they are not in use, to ensure that the rubber's structure is not affected. Instead, all the wear occurs when the tyres are being used on the vehicle. Good quality tyres may cost a little more but they will last much longer.