Summer tires

Summer tires

You are still looking for the perfect summer wheels for your car? You have come to the right place. All the time we have a very large number of different summer wheels in stock and will gladly advise you in the agony of choice. All of our wheels are 100% original and therefore of the highest quality. Choose your set now, enjoy the absolute accuracy of fit for your model and convince yourself of the unique driving experience of original summer wheels.

For which manufacturer are you looking for summer wheels?

Buy summer tires at RZO

During the warmest season of the year, you can always see quite special gems on the roads. They are cherished and cared for and only hit the asphalt when the sun is shining. If you need new summer tires for your car, then Räderzentrum Osnabrück is the right place for you. We will not only find the perfect size, color and styling of the original rims for your vehicle but also the optimal tire manufacturer for your driving style.

At RZO you can expect summer tires without rims from well-known manufacturers such as Pirelli, Continental, Bridgestone, Hankook, Goodyear, Dunlop or Michelin. We also offer aluminum rims with summer tires if you want to give your car a fresh new look!

Summer tires – a good idea in the summer

Summer tires have a different and much harder rubber compound than winter tires. Thanks to the hard compound the tires remain flexible enough even in milder temperatures to adapt well to wet asphalt and provide good braking performance. The braking distance of summer tires in summer is significantly shorter than the braking distance of winter tires on hot asphalt.

The tread of summer tires is also special. The tread blocks are shaped longitudinally and transversely in such a way that the risk of aquaplaning is minimized and summer tires have optimum grip on the road – in dry and wet conditions.

The hard rubber compound of summer tires also ensures lower rolling resistance and thus helps save fuel.

When is it allowed to drive summer tires?

In principle, there is no official obligation to change tires in Germany. According to the Road Traffic Regulations, there is a situational winter tire obligation (§ 2 (3a) StVo), which states that the vehicle may only be driven in black ice, slippery snow, slush, icy roads and slippery frost if all wheels are equipped with tires that have been optimized for this weather. On this basis, driving summer tires in winter is therefore not recommended.

Following the well-known german rule of thumb "von Oktober bis Ostern / von O bis O" (from October to Easter), summer tires can be driven during this period. However, this has no legal basis and should always be checked against the current weather forecast. If the temperatures are constantly above 7 °C, you can definitely switch to summer tires.

Which summer tires are the best?

Every year, various summer tire models are tested by ADAC and ÖAMTC. The evaluation criteria include f. e. driving safety in wet and dry conditions, tire wear, mileage, noise level, and the sustainability of the production facilities – the latter currently accounts for as much as 30% of the overall rating.

With the summer tire test 2023 50 different summer tires of the dimension 205/55 R16 were tested. The Top3 summer tires this time include:

  • Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 (overall score: 2.0)
  • Continental Premium Contact 6 (overall grade: 2.0)
  • Michelin Primacy 4+ (overall grade: 2.1)

Basically, the test showed that low-cost tires performed significantly worse on braking than higher-priced tires – and this applies to braking on both wet and dry roads.

If you can't make up your mind when choosing your summer tires, talk to us. We will be happy to advise you free of charge and quickly find the perfect set of summer wheels for you!

Cheap summer tires

RZO is not only your expert for wheels and tires, you can buy summer tires cheap with us – that's what we stand for with our best price guarantee. A new set of high quality summer tires with rims does not always have to be expensive. We will be happy to advise you on the options for your vehicle model.

For your original rims we offer a wide range of suitable summer tires. Tell us your driving style, your price range and other wishes and we will suggest the optimal tires for your summer months. If desired, we can also change the tires directly on site!