Some motorists may find that a dedicated set of summer tyres is more suitable than a single set for year-round use. We examine the pros and cons of both options.
Summer tyres: tyres intended for summer use typically use a softer compound rubber for good grip and handling in wet and dry conditions. Summer tyres are designed to perform best at temperatures above 7 °C, making them less suitable for colder conditions.
You should consider a dedicated summer tyre if:
All-season tyres: For areas with milder winter conditions – where it is rare for temperatures to fall below 0 °C, or to experience heavy snowfall – all-season tyres may offer an acceptable compromise between specific summer and winter options.
Sava all-season tyres carry the same ‘M+S‘ and ‘Snowflake’ designations as dedicated winter tyres, meaning they are acceptable for winter use where winter tyres are required by law, and offer good performance in challenging driving conditions.
You should consider an all-season tyre if:
For optimal performance in winter conditions, we advise use of Sava winter tyres.