Summer and all-season tyres

Summer and all-season tyres

What are the differences?

Summer tyres

Summer tyres handle and grip well on dry and wet roads, and work best above 7 °C.

Reasons to choose summer tyres:

  • Summer tyres are specifically designed for an optimal performance in summer conditions.
  • Responsiveness: they’ll make steering quick and accurate – especially during hard cornering.
  • Handling: with their softer rubber compounds they help you tackle twists, turns and other obstacles.
  • If you own winter tyres: if you already have a set of winter tyres for colder months, consider summer tyres for the warmer months.
  • Temperature: if your country’s winters tend to be mild with temperatures remaining above 7 °C.
Summer tyre technologies
 
Look out for these technologies in our summer tyres:
 
  • Active Braking Technology helps you stop quicker on wet and dry roads.
  • Motorsport Derived Construction improves steering precision and handling.
  • Interlocking System 3D Bubble Blade helps your car handle better in dry weather.

All-season tyres

If you get light snowfall and temperatures that rarely drop below freezing in winter, then you might want to consider all-season tyres.

Dunlop all-season tyres meet high standards for performance in winter conditions and bear the same ‘M+S‘ and ‘Snowflake’ designations as winter tyres. This means you can use them in countries where winter tyres are required by law.

Choose all-season tyres if:

  • You have milder winters: if the temperature where you live doesn’t drop below -5 °C (if it does, you should buy winter tyres)
  • One set only: if you want to use the same set of tyres year round
  • Space constraints: if you’re unable to store and fit a second set of tyres

For the best performance in winter conditions, we recommend fitting a set of dedicated winter tyres.