Continental strongly recommend using the appropriate tire for each season. That means driving on summer tires in the warmer time of the year and with winter tires during the cold period. In this way, safety and commercial aspects are maximised under all weather conditions. All Season tires cannot provide the optimal performance under all conditions.
Rule of thumb: Summer fitment between Easter and October.
During the warmer weather period (temperatures above 7°C) we strongly recommend to use summer tires. Only summer tires can guarantee a high grip levels on wet and dry roads through their special tread patterns and tread compounds. Summer tires also provide high driving stability in curves and optimum mileage performance at summer temperatures.
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 tires are strongly recommended.
So, when winter is approaching and the thermometer reaches 7 °C – it’s time to give your summer tires a rest. The roads will normally be cold, wet and slippery and winter tires offer much better grip under these conditions than summer tires. For your own safety, it’s a good idea to change to winter tires from Continental before the start of the season.
On dry or wet roads as well as on compact snow, wide winter tires offer significant advantages over standard width winter tires. Wide winter tires improve safety aspects due to better driving characteristics.
Continental recommends: Choose at least the same or wider winter tire size compared to your summer fitment.
We strongly recommend using the appropriate tire for each season. That means driving on summer tires in the warmer time of the year and with winter tires during the cold period. In this way, safety and commercial aspects are maximised under all weather conditions.