Products for Car / 4x4 / Van

Season

Season

Summer - Winter - All Season tyres

When do you need summer tyres, winter tyres or all season tyres?

Continental strongly recommend using the appropriate tyre for each season. That means driving on summer tyres in the warmer time of the year and with winter tyres during the cold period. In this way, safety and commercial aspects are maximised under all weather conditions. All Season tyres cannot provide the optimal performance under all conditions.

Rule of thumb: Summer fitment between Easter and October.

Summer tyres, winter tyres or all season tyres

When do you need Summer Tyres?
Summer

During the warmer weather period (temperatures above 7°C) we strongly recommend to use summer tyres. Only summer tyres can guarantee a high grip levels on wet and dry roads through their special tread patterns and tread compounds.  Summer tyres also provide high driving stability in corners and optimum mileage performance at summer temperatures.

When do you need Winter Tyres?
7 degrees

As winter approaches, drivers should start planning for whatever the weather may throw at them. If you need convincing, just listen to the weather forecasters. They predict that there will be a good mix of snow, ice, rain and dry spells. To cope with this mix of different road conditions, winter tyres are strongly recommended.


So, when winter is approaching and the thermometer reaches 7 °C it’s time to give your summer tyres a rest. The roads will normally be cold, wet and slippery and winter tyres offer much better grip under these conditions than summer tyres. For your own safety, it’s a good idea to change to winter tyres from Continental before the start of the season.

What are the advantages of wider winter tyres in winter?

On dry or wet roads as well as on compact snow, wide winter tyres offer significant advantages over standard  width winter tyres. Wide winter tyres improve safety aspects due to better driving characteristics. 

Continental recommends: Choose at least the same or wider winter tyre size compared to your summer fitment. 

Wider winter tyres
What you should know about All Season Tyres.

We strongly recommend using the appropriate tyre for each season. That means driving on summer tyres in the warmer time of the year and with winter tyres during the cold period. In this way, safety and commercial aspects are maximised under all weather conditions.

All season tyres