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Find on our site more than 100 available brands and thousands of summer tyres in stock at the best price.
Do you know when you need to replace your summer tyres?
When the depth of the main groove of your tyre treads falls below 3 mm there will be a drop in performance: instability on wet roads, diminished roadholding, extended braking distances, reduced traction, etc.
On our site you will find a very wide choice of summer tyres. We have classified them into three ranges to facilitate your search:
Whatever the price of your tyres, they have all passed the same type approval tests and meet European standards. Low-cost tyres offer satisfactory performance according to both the specialised press and positive reviews from our customers. There is no cause for concern.
Tyreleader.ie keeps track of the competition and each day brings its prices in line with the lowest on the market so you are guaranteed the best deals all year round! Compare reviews, compare prices and consult our guide to the best summer tyres before choosing your tyres. We can deliver to the address of your choice or to one of our partner tyre fitting centres. At Tyreleader.ie, you are sure to find the best summer tyres for you—and always at the best price.
The quality and characteristics of a car's tyres make a lot of difference to how smoothly you are able to drive and passenger safety. For this reason, it is important to choose tyres that are suitable for each season. So when the sunny days are back, you should pick summer tyres to suit the weather conditions. Want to find out more? This detailed guide provides you with lots of information that will help you find out everything about summer tyres so you can make the right choice and use them properly.
Summer tyres are designed to provide very good road grip in the kind of weather conditions you encounter from spring to autumn. It is actually the standard tyre that you get with most new or used vehicles upon delivery.
There are three main parameters to help you recognise summer tyres from other tyre types:
Summer tyres have fewer sipes than winter tyres. This structure allows them to grip the road better, while positively impacting the braking.
Less of a tread pattern provides more grip on the road in dry weather. Be careful though to check the depth of the tread using the wear indicator. With worn summer tyres, the risk of aquaplaning increases considerably.
Vehicle wheels often have various special markings. There may be a symbol of three mountain peaks with a snowflake, or a 3PMSF (for winter tyres), or the ALL SEASON marking. However, unlike other tyre types, summer tyres don’t have any typical markings to show the season in which they should be used. You can find the list of markings that may appear on the sidewalls of your tyres in our guide.
Summer tyres perform better under the right conditions of use as compared to winter or all-season tyres. Due to their characteristics, they:
When the ambient temperature drops below 7 degrees, you shouldn't use these kind of tyres any more. Under these conditions, the rubber becomes harder and less elastic. This means their roadholding decreases. Snow or all-season tyres are therefore recommended to guarantee your safety.
Whether you've got a 4x4, a city car, or an SUV, you can't just choose any size of tyre for your car.
If you want to find out the right size of tyre, look at your car documents, the door pillar or the fuel hatch. That's where you will find the manufacturer's recommended size.
Here's an example: 195/65 R15 91 T. This tells you that the tyre has:
It is very difficult to give any estimations about tyre prices, because it depends on a lot of different factors.
The most important thing is to choose the right kind of tyre for your usage and expectations. Driving with poor quality tyres at €30 is no problem if you only use your car in town for short trips. If, on the other hand, you expect exceptional circuit performance from this kind of tyre, you're bound to be disappointed.
You can probably already guess the answer... If there's snow and ice everywhere, or it freezes regularly, it's time to fit winter or all-season tyres. Using summer tyres in these conditions is dangerous, because they accelerate poorly, brake poorly, slip more easily and lose traction.
This is because every tyre has its own characteristics, and if it has been designed to hold the road perfectly in hot weather, it definitely won't cope with recurrent rain or snow.
The first factor you should consider when buying new tyres is the age of your current tyres. You are recommended not to keep the same ones for over 10 years, even if you don't think they are very worn. This is because the rubber on them actually decreases in efficiency, so you could have a tyre that is a long way off the wear indicator limit but that is completely useless. Also, after 5 years of regular use, you should get your tyres checked by a professional garage at least once a year.
If you want to find out how old your tyres are, you should check the tyre's DOT which you will find on their sidewall.
Also, a standard tyre's lifespan depends on lots of factors, such as the design, the vehicle they are fitted on, the climate, the state of the roads and your style of driving. Potholes, excessive speeds, sudden starts and braking can damage them. With normal use, you should replace them every 30 to 65,000 miles on average.
The wear indicator on the tyres helps you know when a change is needed. You'll need to change them if you reach the wear indicator, which you'll usually find on the tread (at a depth of around 1.6mm).
If the sidewalls of the wheels or the valve caps are damaged, if there is a 1cm or more puncture in the tread or a rupture, you should consider replacing them without delay.
Lastly, the final factor that should tell you that you need to change your tyres, is when driving starts to become less smooth. This can manifest in vehicle vibration, worse road holding, or less efficient braking. Before a long trip (such as holiday trips), check the condition of your tyres. If you have any doubts about the appropriateness of a repair or change, do not hesitate to seek professional advice.
Your car usually comes with standard tyres called "summer tyres", which are the classic tyres for driving smoothly outside the winter months. These tyres are perfect for any kind of road, both in town and on motorways, as long as the temperature is over 7° and you don't get a lot of rain in your region. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are having difficulty deciding on the choice of tyre. We can advise you on the right kind of tyres to buy based on your car and how you use it.
Remember that no matter what type of tyre you use, you absolutely must check your tyre pressure regularly. Even the best tyres won't give you optimal performance when you don't treat them well.