QOTD: When Would You Opt for Summer Tires?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

I am told spring is here, though the weather has been, shall we say, inconsistent? We've had some warm days, and some spring rain, but it's also remained chilly at times. Spring in Chicago is non-linear, and this year is no exception.

Still, warmer weather will be here sooner rather than later, and we're likely done with snow, or at least measurable snow. We've already asked you when you make the switch to summers, but now we're asking -- what would drive you to put summer rubber, instead of, say, all-season or three-season tires, on your ride?

Would you do it if your came factory-equipped with summer tires? If your ride makes more than a certain horsepower or torque number? If your car is rear-wheel drive?

It's a pretty straightforward one today. Sound off below.

[Image: BELL KA PANG/Shutterstock.com]

Become a TTAC insider. Get the latest news, features, TTAC takes, and everything else that gets to the truth about cars first by  subscribing to our newsletter.

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

More by Tim Healey

Join the conversation
4 of 30 comments
  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Apr 18, 2024

    Maybe if I ever buy a new car or CUV

  • Ajla Ajla on Apr 18, 2024

    Maybe drag radials? 🤔

  • Thomas Thomas on Apr 18, 2024

    My quattro Audi came with summer tires from the factory. I'd never put anything but summer tires on it because of the incredible performance. All seasons are a compromise tire and I'm not a compromise kind of guy.

  • Tassos Jong-iL Tassos Jong-iL on Apr 19, 2024

    Here in North Korea we are lucky to have any tires.