With warm weather fast approaching, you’ve probably thought about swapping out your car’s all-season or winter tires for some good summer rubber. Knowing what tires to go with can be a little difficult. It seems that every tire manufacturer talks up their tires as the best. While what’s absolutely best for your car really depends on the type of vehicle you drive, your own personal driving habits, and your preferences, we thought it best to narrow down your search to just a few of the best summer tires out there. Here are five you should consider adding to your ride soon.
Pirelli P Zero
If you know anything about tires, then you’ve probably heard of Pirelli P Zeros. Many people consider them to be the best tires out there when it comes to warm weather high-performance tires. They can certainly help you extract every bit of available performance out of your car. The tire tread and compound has been specially formulated to operate well in wet conditions as well as dry and comes in a variety of sizes. Chances are a set of
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Michelin likes to talk about how the Pilot Super Sports were engineered with high-performance endurance racing in mind. While the company’s mild narcissism is kind of annoying, it’s not exactly wrong. The Michelin Pilot Super
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Goodyear Eagle F1s aren’t as highly regarded as the two tires above, but they still hold their own when it comes to most high performance driving situations. Goodyear’s tires have plenty of grip for most of the performance cars out there and can provide you plenty of thrills for seasons to come. Goodyear makes these in a variety of sizes. While you can’t get them for every car out there, chances are, your vehicle is covered.
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Specially designed for high-performance cars, these summer tires can be an enthusiast's dream. Pop these on your sports car and you’re going to enjoy some sticky, quiet tires that perform well no matter what the weather does. These tires incorporate technology that Bridgestone first introduced in Formula 1 and GP2 racing tires. With the Potenza RE-11, you get the latest tire technology on your street car.
Continental ContiSportContact 5P
Continental is a trusted name when it comes to automotive rubber. The ContiSportContact 5P tires are some of the best summer high-performance tires the brand makes. The tires are so good because they feature a unique tire compound that features racing-grade carbon which allows the tires to reach optimal temperature every quickly. The ContiSportContact 5P tires aren’t available for just any ride, and if you can get them for yours, you may want to consider it.