195/65R15 Summer Tires
- ACHILLES®122122 Tires by Achilles®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. This 122 tire by Achilles is ready to accompany your traveling journeys on major highways, providing both driving stability and maximum comfort. Being supported by hydroplaning...Multi-Sipe Design.Water Channeling to the Center Rib.$57.90 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: H=130 mph$57.90 / set of 1
- MICHELIN®ENERGY SAVERENERGY SAVER Tires by Michelin®. Season: Summer. Type: Fuel Efficient. Designed as original equipment on European touring sedans, the Michelin Energy Saver is the perfect choice for those who are looking for outstanding braking ability...Stops up to 10 Feet Shorter than the previous generation in Wet ConditionsEco-friendly$164.68 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: H=130 mph$658.72 / set of 4
- TOYO®PROXES 1PROXES 1 Tires by Toyo®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Built for many of the most powerful cars in the world, this modern tire is the flagship for the company's legendary Proxes line of high performance products. Proxes 1 is Toyo...TruForm TechnologyMulti-Compound Tread: Outside$94.81 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 89=1279 Lbs Per TireSpeed: S=112 mph$379.24 / set of 4
- ACCELERA®ACCELERA 651ACCELERA 651 Tires by Accelera®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Looking for an affordable sporty tire that delivers superior traction and handling at high speeds. There’s no better choice than this top-grade Accelera 651 tire. Its...Unique center V-block.Large, reinforced shoulder blocks.$55.04 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: V=149 mph$220.16 / set of 4
- GOODYEAR®EXCELLENCEEXCELLENCE Tires by Goodyear®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. This revolutionary tire incorporates three technologies into a single tire. It offers you the safest possible drive, with superb performance in handling, and an...Provides superb handling with a smooth driveProvides the safest ride and exceptional comfort$198.23 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: H=130 mph$792.92 / set of 4
- HANKOOK®KINERGY K425KINERGY K425 Tires by Hankook®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Since tires are the only thing that holds your vehicle on the road, they are an important aspect of safe driving. So, if your summer tires that you took off last year...Excellent wet and dry weather handling.Significant improvements in ride & noise.$74.59 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: H=130 mph$298.36 / set of 4
- KUMHO®SOLUS KH18SOLUS KH18 Tires by Kumho®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Non directional tread design and low noise with all season compound. This tire is engineered for a value conscious consumer who requires an economical replacement tire that...Uniform wear resistance though keep going worn.Excellent touring performance with H speed grade.$87.42 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: V=149 mph$349.68 / set of 4
- MICHELIN®ENERGY SAVER PLUSENERGY SAVER PLUS Tires by Michelin®. Season: Summer. Type: Fuel Efficient. Michelin Energy Saver Plus is the perfect choice for those who are looking for outstanding braking ability in a summer tire! Made with Durable Security Compound...Durable Security Compound to improve braking in wet conditionsEco-friendly design to enhance fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions$137.30 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: H=130 mph$549.20 / set of 4
- PIRELLI®P6000P6000 Tires by Pirelli®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Pirelli pushes the performance envelope with the P6000. A totally innovative, freshly patented "new wave" tread design which incorporates an almost continuous, and therefore...Wide Longitudinal ChannelsVariable Angle Grooves$270.31 eachSize: 195/65R15Load: 91=1356 Lbs Per TireSpeed: W=168 mph$1,081.24 / set of 4
Dedicated winter/snow tires are the most effective for driving in heavy snow, ice and extreme cold, but once the mercury rises and the last of the ice and snow has disappeared you could be better off switching to a summer tire rather than an all season tire. All season tires are a compromise, and the same trade-offs that make them less than ideal for winter weather also work against them when the weather heats up. If you run winter/snow tires and switch to different tires at the end of the season, or live in an area where it never snows, a set of summer tires may be right for your vehicle.
All season tires are the most popular tires for a reason – they provide satisfactory year round performance under the conditions most drivers experience, enabling vehicle owners to only need one set of tires. Their tread depth and pattern can handle light snow, and the rubber compound stays flexible at lower temperatures for better grip. But when the snow gets deep and the mercury really drops, that tread is inadequate and the rubber is too stiff to provide the needed traction. But all season tires also reveal their limitations at the opposite temperature extremes and conditions.
An all season tire tread pattern designed for moderate traction in light snow is at the same time not as effective when maximum grip is desired on dry and wet roads. Tread that is by necessity more aggressive for driving in snow, with blocks that are widely spaced and numerous voids and grooves, means less rubber contact with the road. In contrast, summer tires have less space between tread blocks, shallower tread depth, and fewer grooves, plus they commonly feature continuous, unbroken ribs, all of which puts more rubber on the road, and that means better traction and grip for cornering, braking, and acceleration. And even though summer tires have shallower grooves, their tread design is optimized to expel water and prevent hydroplaning on wet summer roads.
But tread design is only part of the reason for summer tires’ superior grip and performance on both dry and wet roads in warm ambient temperatures. All season tires are also popular because of their long tread life, and to be sure tires that last many thousands of miles are easy on the wallet. However, for all season tires to last long their rubber compound has to be harder than summer tires, which means less traction. The softer rubber compound of summer tires makes them stickier so you get maximum grip and optimal performance when you mash the accelerator, push it hard in the corners, or stand on the brakes, and this compound improves grip in both dry and wet conditions. The tradeoff, of course, is shorter tread life, but if performance is most important, summer tires are the way to roll.
Before choosing summer tires you should consider your driving conditions. It goes without saying that the tread design makes summer tires virtually useless in snow, but the ambient temperature must also be taken into account. Because the tread compound was designed to perform in hot temperatures, when the mercury drops to 40ºF or below summer tires get hard and traction will suffer. More importantly, when the temperature drops below freezing a vehicle with summer tires should not be driven or even rolled as the rubber compound can crack, irreparably damaging the tires. If it never snows where you live and you rarely see temperatures below 40ºF, summer tires are a great choice. But if it gets colder and there’s a chance of encountering the white stuff, all season tires may make more sense.
Summer tires are synonymous with performance tires, and we have an extensive selection, including low profile designs for late model cars and trucks, in large diameters and with the top speed ratings. If you want tires that are even stickier, check out our drag radials and track/competition tires for road racing. Our summer tires for trucks, SUVs, CUVs and commercial vehicles combine dry and wet road traction proficiency with the rugged construction needed by larger and heavier vehicles. Choose from tread patterns optimized for highway use to all terrain tires that are sure-footed on and off road. And if you have a collector car and want to upgrade to modern ride and performance, we offer summer radial tires with classic sidewalls including wide white walls, red lines, and raised white letters.
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