Summer tires are usually made for high performance vehicles. They are capable of handling high speed driving with ease thanks to their high grip compound and lower sidewalls. The tread pattern features less grooves and low siping density, which increase the tread areas that come into contact with the road. The better road contact of the specialized tread design enhances the tire’s steering responsiveness, cornering capability and shortens the braking distance significantly. These tires are designed to be used in warm temperature dry and wet weather conditions and will not perform well in the winter.
Summer tires have a less detailed tread pattern, which is designed to increase the tire’s contact with the road at all times.
Due to the larger road contact, the tire’s controllability, cornering and braking ability are ensured in dry and wet weather.
Most summer tires, due to their narrow sidewalls and high grip tire compound, are meant for high performance driving.