Welcome to our Sawmoco Ltd information page about summer tyres.
The characteristics of summer tyres:
Summer tyres and winter tyres differ primarily from the following features:
The abrasion resistance:
The abrasion resistance of a tyre (Treadwear) is given as a number value partially also on the tyre flank. The harder the mixture of the rubber, the more abrasion resistant is the tyre. For a wide tyre, values between 120 and 160 can usually be read. For a standard or offroad tyre, values up to 360 are a common indication.
The change from summer to winter tyres:
The general recommendation is to change the summer tyre between April and May, depending on the weather and the region, based on the weather forecast and the temperatures (+ 7 ° C). The summer tires can remain mounted until October/November as long as the outside temperatures remain above the stated value.
condition of the old summer tyres:
In addition to a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm - we at Sawmoco Ltd (like many other experts) strongly recommend 4mm, the tyre age is also an important criterion. Over time, the chemical composition of the rubber changes, hardens and/or becomes porous.
It is recommended never to use a car tyre for more than ten years. Tyre experts recommend replacing summer tyres after five years. Different recommendations from tyre manufacturers should always be taken into account.
With the help of the DOT number showing on the tyre sidewall, the tyre age can be easily determined. In 2000, the four-digit DOT number was introduced. The first two digits stand for the calendar week, the other two for the year of production.
The special rubber compound of summer tyres:
Summer tyres have a harder rubber compound than winter tyres. Due to this, the tyre does not become soft or spongy even at high temperatures. Each tyre manufacturer has now developed its own recipe and technology to determine the right rubber compound. Wide tyres for sports cars often have a softer compound than the tyres for everyday vehicles.
Good water displacement and optimal cornering stability are important criteria for a summer tyre. Therefore, the tyres need a sophisticated profile structure. High ride comfort, high steering precision and high driving stability are some of the special features of summer tyres. Furthermore, optimised tyre weight, high mileage, optimised rolling resistance and an excellent rubber compound for optimal wet braking are the focus of development. Therefore, summer tyres are basically only produced for use during the summer months.
Example: DOT 0509
The 05 certifies the fifth calendar week as the production time, the 09 the year 2009. In addition to the age of the tyre, the actual condition should be checked. Damage such as bumps or cracks means, the tyre needs to be replaced.
The new purchase
Please have a look at our website. Just by typing in your vehicles registration number (number plate) or the tyre size you need, you can find the perfect summer tyres for your vehicle.
Simply follow the instructions and choose the summer tyres that suit your purpose and your budget. The ordering- and payment process is very easy, and you can also choose whether you want the tyres delivered to your home or fitted at our Sawmoco Ltd in Sawston.We hope you have found this information page useful.
For more details, additional advice or help with choosing the right tyres for your vehicle, please get in touch. You Sawmoco Ltd Team