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Summer Tires Used In Winter

v312155v312155 Member Posts: 14
edited November 2015 in Audi
QUESTION #1 -
Five months ago I purchased a brand new Audy SQ5 with 21' tires. I was told I could only order Summer Tires, not All Seasons.
What are the draw backs in using Summer Tires all year around? I live out side Philadelphia.

QUESTION #2 -
Does anyone recommend a good All Season tire for when these Summer Tires wear out.

Thanks!

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    kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 243,471
    v312155 said:

    QUESTION #1 -
    Five months ago I purchased a brand new Audy SQ5 with 21' tires. I was told I could only order Summer Tires, not All Seasons.
    What are the draw backs in using Summer Tires all year around? I live out side Philadelphia.

    QUESTION #2 -
    Does anyone recommend a good All Season tire for when these Summer Tires wear out.

    Thanks!

    The drawback is you will either end up in a ditch or a wreck. In sub-40F weather, like we are already having, summer tires are hazardous. Add in precipitation and you'll really be hurting.

    It's doubtful you could find winter tires in that size. If it were me, I'd be shopping for set of 18" or 19" winters on a dedicated set of wheels.

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    capriracercapriracer Member Posts: 907
    Allow me to second that summer tires are totally inappropriate for winter weather usage - winter being defined as snow and ice!

    2 choices. Park the car and drive a beater! (my preferred solution!) or a set of winter tires.
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    thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,776
    You should be able to get 20" tires and wheels and then its an easy change over between winter and summer.
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