are Atturos only summer? den they have a 21 all season ?
Summer tires are not supposed to be driven under 45F. They may be damaged/cracked.
Curious where this info came from. Thought temperatures had to be well below freezing before this would become a concern.Summer tires are not supposed to be driven under 45F. They may be damaged/cracked.
My experience with these tires in winter conditions when I had them on my Grand Cherokee was very different than yours.Two snow events in last week. Both 4+ inches. Main roads sloppy, back roads passable but snow covered. Although the Atturos are not snow or even M+S, they held their own - certainly due to the AWD capabilities of the Macan. Would these work in a rear or front drive only? Eh, let’s just say I wouldn’t want to be the one to try them out. However, with AWD, the Atturos certainly won’t leave you stranded in light to moderate conditions.
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Tirerack.com has more info on summer tires.Curious where this info came from. Thought temperatures had to be well below freezing before this would become a concern.
Although I do recall reading about some Corvette tires that could be damaged by merely storing them at cold temperatures. But I thought what they meant by cold temperatures was well below freezing.
They did not mention 45°. They said "if ambient temperatures drop below freezing, driving or rolling a vehicle equipped with summer performance tires risks the possibility of tread compound cracking. Tread compound cracking is a permanent condition that requires the tires to be replaced"Tirerack.com has more info on summer tires.
‘thanks for that input. It’s basically all I needed to hear. IMO it’s not worth the risk of having an accident. I’ll pay up and run good all seasons on my Macan.My experience with these tires in winter conditions when I had them on my Grand Cherokee was very different than yours.
I got caught in a very late season winter weather event, and while there was never enough snow that I needed to worry about getting stuck, what really caught my attention was how poor the braking was on a snow or ice covered surface. Nowhere near as good as with a typical all season tire.
Would definitely advise steering clear of using these when there is frozen precip on the road. But for warmer weather use, I think they are an amazing bargain.
Tires always seem to be a trade off.‘thanks for that input. It’s basically all I needed to hear. IMO it’s not worth the risk of having an accident. I’ll pay up and run good all seasons on my Macan.
My response to your post regarding Atturos for winter use probably wasnt clear. I was trying to say based on your input with Atturos and your Grand Cherokee I won’t be running Atturos for a winter set up on my Macan - I’ll probably just leave the all seasons Pirelli Scorpions Verdes on for year around use.Tires always seem to be a trade off.
One of the issues with all season tires is that you are giving up the level of handling and grip summer performance tires provide. And for many of us the unusually good handling for an SUV is one of the major reasons for choosing a Macan.
Of course it's a hassle to change tires twice a year, and lots of people will not bother. And then some of us live in areas where the warm weather season is so short summer tires are just not viable at all.
All a matter of priorities, and not all of us have the same priorities. I very much enjoy the superior warmer weather handling of the Atturos (as well as the OEM summer tires that were previously on my car) so I'm willing to make the effort. But I also understand why many choose to run A/S tires instead.