225/35R20 Summer Tires
- HAIDA®HD921HD921 Tires by Haida®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. The Haida Ultra High Performance Passenger Car Tire has been specifically designed with long tread grooves and radial sips for efficient water evacuation on the road, improved...Provides ultra-high performance and supreme traction in dry weather conditions.Maximum grip and road adhesion with the pattern block and rib pattern on shoulders.$86.13 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 93=1433 lbs/tireSpeed: W=168 mph$344.52 / set of 4
- MICHELIN®PILOT SPORT 4 SPILOT SPORT 4 S Tires by Michelin®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance, Track / Competition. Unleash your vehicle’s untapped potential with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tire! Derived from the legendary Michelin Pilot Super Sport, this...Dynamic Response technology for enhanced handling, steering and longevityMulti-compound construction for superior wet and dry performance$263.97 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$1,055.88 / set of 4
- NEXEN®N FERA SU1N FERA SU1 Tires by Nexen®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. The N Fera SU1 is your summer tire of choice when it comes to navigating through a sudden storm or cruising on a desert road. The tire’s 3 main grooves and 1 semi-groove...Excellent Performance On The Wet RoadDry Grip Technology For Efficient Braking$115.71 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$462.84 / set of 4
- NITTO®NT555NT555 Tires by Nitto®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. This is a street tire designed with the performance driver in mind. The NT555 provides increased traction and handling capabilities while prolonging the life of the tire. It will...Tread CompoundHandling Stability$140.00 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: W=168 mph$560.00 / set of 4
- PIRELLI®P ZERO RUN FLATP ZERO RUN FLAT Tires by Pirelli®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance, Run Flat. The Pirelli P ZERO RUN FLAT tire is designed to provide excellent grip in wet conditions with improved safety in potential aquaplaning situations. Its...Three Wide Longitudinal GroovesS-Shape Tread Design$387.83 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$1,551.32 / set of 4
- SUMITOMO®HTR Z IIIHTR Z III Tires by Sumitomo®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. The HTRZ III offers maximum performance across a range of conditions. Combining euro performance with street tuner appeal, the HTRZ III delivers enhanced wet and dry...Five rib asymmetric tread patternLong lateral grooves$126.39 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$505.56 / set of 4
- DUNLOP®SP SPORT MAXX GT ROFSP SPORT MAXX GT ROF Tires by Dunlop®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance, Run Flat. 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...Multi-Radius Tread Technology helps deliver superb dry handling while maintaining wet tractionFlatter tread profile helps provide an enlarged contact patch for enhanced cornering capability$431.99 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$1,727.96 / set of 4
- HANKOOK®VENTUS V12 EVO K110VENTUS V12 EVO K110 Tires by Hankook®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. The Ventus V12 Evo is a new ultra-high performance tire that combines superb control and braking performance, providing an unrivaled comfort during high-speed...Boasts elaborate design with a 3D effect on the block edge.Solid center rib block improves handling and braking.$157.44 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$629.76 / set of 4
- LIZETTI®LZ-SIXLZ-SIX Tires by Lizetti®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Specially designed for those drivers who travel a lot around the country and have to drive in various weather conditions, all-season tires are definitely a bang for the buck....Allow for responsive handling in any weather conditionsEnhanced traction and superb cornering, even in light snow$93.28 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: W=168 mph$373.12 / set of 4
- MICHELIN®PILOT SUPER SPORTPILOT SUPER SPORT Tires by Michelin®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance, Track / Competition. Get this premium-grade Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire to enjoy the exhilaration of driving Michelin’s best performing street tire! Born...Up to 2x longer lasting than leading competitors thanks to the Twaron belt packageVariable Contact Patch 2.0 technology for improved cornering and durability$264.31 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$1,057.24 / set of 4
- YOKOHAMA®ADVAN SPORT V105ADVAN SPORT V105 Tires by Yokohama®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Yokohama tires are designed to perform better, keep you safer, and take you further. The ADVAN Sport V105 delivers an exceptional driving experience. Wider tread...Sport compound 5SOrange oil compound$302.23 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$1,208.92 / set of 4
- YOKOHAMA®S.DRIVES.DRIVE Tires by Yokohama®. Season: Summer. Type: Performance. Yokohama tires are designed to perform better, keep you safer, and take you further. The S.drive is packed with technological advancements to deliver extraordinary grip and...Groove-In-Groove technologySolid center rib$187.78 eachSize: 225/35R20Load: 90=1323 lbs/tireSpeed: Y=186 mph$751.12 / 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.