All-season tires are a great choice for summer driving with your SUV. Since SUVs are heavier than passenger cars, high-quality tires are important. Even though SUVs have four-wheel drive, good tires are important so they can maintain strong traction – especially in summer, when summer rains increase the risk of hydroplaning. A high-quality all-season tire can provide protection against hydroplaning, as the tread is designed for this.
There are many high-quality all-season tires on the market, like the Nokian Rotiiva HT, which is great for SUVs and light trucks. It features the new high modulus tread compound, stone ejectors, silent groove design, Silent Sidewall technology and polished grooves, along with offering low rolling resistance. This makes the tire a fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly product. These features combine with Aramid Sidewall technology, which has puncture resistance with help of strong aramid fibers incorporated into the sidewall. All of this boosts the chance of a safe ride. The tire even has a driving safety indicator (DSI) patented by Nokian Tyres that allows the driver to inspect the tires to see when the tread depth is less than 4 millimeters, which could indicate a risk for hydroplaning.
The Nokian Rotiiva HT is an all-season tire that can be used from spring to fall but should not be used in winter. It is made up of the most advanced highway tread design with Nokian Tyres’ industry-leading technologies. The Silent Sidewall technology actually helps cut out noise and vibration carried over from the driving surface from the tire, so this tread design will allow ultra-quiet highway driving while protecting against hydroplaning with its staggered lateral grooves, which effectively remove water. Stone ejectors minimize the penetration of sharp stones into the tire, so it can even be used off-road.
All-season tires are a good solution for summer driving, since its tread design allows for the best in hydroplaning protection while allowing durability and comfortable summer highway driving in a way that’s tailored to SUVs. Another advantage of an all-season tire is the possibility of keeping one set of tires throughout the year at least if your geographical area does not experience true winter weather that requires snow tires.