What are Performance Tires?

2019 GT-R on the Track
Whether they’re behind the wheel of a family SUV or a fleet-footed compact sedan, drivers naturally want the best performance from their vehicle, so they often ask us ‘what are performance tires?’ Here’s our quick guide.

What are High-Performance Tires?

Performance tires are designed to optimize traction and handling response. You’ll notice unique tread patterns, rubber compounds, and construction features, so they work well for drivers who value more precise handling and stronger grip.

That said, high performance does have a trade-off since you’ll notice a slight reduction in:

  • Gas Mileage
  • Ride Comfort
  • Tire Lifespan

They’re ideal for those who see driving as about more than a trip from A to B. Just make sure your chosen high-performance tires meet the manufacturer’s recommendations.

2019 Nissan GT-R turning

What are Performance Winter Tires?

When winter rolls around in parts of the country where temperatures really start to dip, most drivers put studless ice and snow tires on their cars, which means steering response and handling are slightly diminished in favor of added traction.

Performance winter tires aren’t quite as grippy, but they still offer better traction in snow, slush and ice than all-season tires, plus superior handling and steering. If you’re confident in your winter driving abilities, they can make a good choice.

What are Summer Performance Tires?

Most people are fine using all-season tires during the summer, but those with a thirst for track-like performance will appreciate the unique tread blend and construction of performance summer tires. You’ll enjoy the excellent performance even when it’s baking hot.

However, keep in mind that summer performance tires offer minimal winter traction. They might work well for cruising between Farmington Hills and Troy in the summer, but they’ll be a poor choice for winter trips around Dearborn.

Visit Our Southfield Service Center to Have Your Tires Checked and Changed

The Tamaroff Nissan tire center is here for you when you need to have your tires checked. If we don’t have something in stock for you, we can order in whatever you need, and our service center is always ready to fit tires for you, so feel free to order parts or schedule servicing online. Contact us today to schedule your service appointment near West Bloomfield!

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