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What climate tyre is right for you?


To help you decide the best tyre type for you, here is a guide to the general differences between the tyres:

Summer Tyres

• Optimum from Spring through to Autumn. When the average temperature is above 7 degrees Celsius


• Typically use a softer rubber compound – designed for good grip and traction when driving on dry and wet roads.


• Specialised tread patterns with shallower tread depths to focus on improved precision on the road, for improved handling in cornering and control at high speeds.



• Designed to cope with all sorts of conditions - good performance delivered throughout the year


• Moderate natural rubber content to stop the tyre hardening in temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius – enhancing grip


• Designed with moderate tread depths that have been engineered to help deliver a longer tread life than many summer tyres

• Performs best during the winter months, when the temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius.


• Compound contains a higher natural rubber content - helping the tyre to remain flexible in freezing weather and conform to the road surface.


• The grooves of winter tyres are typically wider to channel snow and water. The latest generation also have smaller shoulder grooves to improve snow and ice traction.

Popular Summer Tyres

We know that it is important to choose the right tyres for your vehicle.
To ensure that there is a choice for every motorists, Blackcircles.com stocks a vast array of different tyres - from premium to budget. We want to ensure every customer has access to new, safe tyres - regardless of their budget.

Our customers have left over 227895 tyre reviews

Here are a selection of their favourite Summer Tyres

Bridgestone Turanza T005

A high performance car tyre, developed to deliver an enjoyable driving experience.

  • // Strong wet grip
  • // Reliable handling
  • // Long tread life
Bridgestone T005

Kumho Ecowing ES31

The Kumho Ecowing ES31 is a car tyre designed to deliver an eco-friendly performance.

  • // Eco-compounds used in construction
  • // Improved wet grip technology
  • // Reliable handling and traction
Kumho ES31

Michelin Pilot Sport 4

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been designed to deliver a seamless blend of enjoyable driving and top safety.

  • // Evo Tyre Award Winner, 2017
  • // Strong grip when cornering
  • // Reliable & responsive braking
  • // Most popular size ordered - 225/40 R18
Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Giving you sports performance designed to last, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 allows you to enjoy each moment.

  • // Powerful braking performance
  • // Dynamic response technology for optimum steering
  • // Improved tread design for maximum confidence
Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear have developed the Efficient Grip Performance 2 for increased braking performance in wet weather.

  • // Increased braking ability in wet weather
  • // Enhanced dry cornering stability
  • // Proven to last 20% longer than the next best competitor*
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Pace Alventi

Designed to provide control and safety, the Pace Alventi provides great traction and increased ride comfort.

  • // High levels of handling
  • // Safety in wet conditions
  • // Reduce risk of aquaplaning
Pace Alventi

Summer Tyres: Frequent Asked Questions

What are summer tyres?

Summer tyres are a type of tyre that are specifically designed for warm weather conditions, particularly during the summer season. The type of tyre performs best when driving on dry roads during higher temperatures. These temperatures generally refer to above 7°C, which is the recommended temperatures for equipping summer tyres on your vehicle. For efficient wet traction and handling, summer tyres have specific tread designs to ensure safety whilst driving. Tyre brands such as Michelin, Kumho, Bridgestone, and Goodyear produce various popular summer tyres, which are available at Blackcircles.com today.

Can you use summer tyres in winter?

Whilst summer tyres still offer adequate performances in wet and cooler conditions, it is recommended that you change to all-season or winter tyres depending on the season/weather conditions. The tread design and technologies that are featured in summer tyres can harden in colder temperatures, resulting in reduced flexibility and decreased traction on snow and ice compared to winter or all-season tyres. It is always important to consider the local climate and driving conditions and follow the recommendations of your vehicle manufacturer when selecting tires for different seasons.

Why use summer tyres?

Summer tyres are a great option for dry roads, as they offer sufficient grip, strong steering response, and cornering during warmer weathers. Some of the most sought-after tyres on the market are regarded as summer tyres, including the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. The technologies and designs of summer tyres, particularly in the premium tyre range, offer the tyres to have high-quality features that benefit driving experiences on dry surfaces.

Is it illegal to mix summer tyres with winter tyres?

No, it is not illegal to mix summer and winter tyres. However, it is not recommended, as the differing tread designs for each seasonal condition will make for an issue with handling and stability when mixing both tyre types.

What is the difference between summer tyres and all-season tyres?

Summer tyres offer superior performance on dry conditions, having tread patterns and designs that are made specifically for dry temperatures. All-season tyres have design and tread patterns to provide acceptable levels of performance in any conditions. While all-season tyres do not specialize in areas that winter or summer tyres specialize in, all-season gives an alternative to both types of tyres.

Is it illegal to mix summer tyres with all-season tyres?

No, it is not illegal to mix summer and all-season tyres. However, it is not recommended, as features of both tyres do not coexist. This can lead to lowered levels of performance in both dry and cooler conditions, making stability and handling a potential hazard while driving.

What are the best summer tyres?

According to customer reviews, the most popular summer tyres include:

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 5
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  • Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • Bridgestone Potenza S001
  • Kumho Ecowing ES31

What is the tyre pressure of summer tyres?

The tyre pressure on summer tyres will vary depending on the vehicle model and tyre size. Having the correct tyre pressure is vital for your driving experience, enhancing safety and handling on the roads. Sufficient tyre pressure also helps with fuel efficiency, as underinflated tyres lead to more fuel consumption. To find out the correct pressure for your summer tyre, check your vehicle handbook.

Are there bike summer tyres?

Yes, there are summer tyres specifically designed for bicycles. Just like summer tyres for cars, bike summer tyres are designed for optimal performances in warmer conditions and dry roads. Bike summer tyres typically have a slick or semi-slick tread pattern with minimal grooves. This design maximizes contact with the road, providing low rolling resistance and optimal grip on smooth, dry surfaces.

Popular car models for summer tyres


The extensive range of summer car tyres stocked at Blackcircles.com is suitable for a wide range of vehicles - and available from a wide variety of renowned tyre manufacturer brands. Listed below are a number of the most popular vehicles that we currently supply summer tyres for, as well as the most popular sizes, that are used on these vehicles.

BMW 3 Series

Experience the epitome of luxury and performance with the BMW 3 Series.


  • // Sleek design and aerodynamic styling
  • // Advanced technology and intelligent features
  • // Precise handling and exhilarating performance
  • // Most popular summer tyre size - 205/45 R17
BMW 3 Series

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a standard hatchback produced by car manufacturers Ford


  • // Roomy interior
  • // Fuel efficient
  • // Advanced technology
  • // Most popular summer tyre size - 195/50 R15
Ford Fiesta

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is an iconic car offering a refined driving experience - with advanced driver-assistance systems and plenty of comfort features.


  • // Safety features
  • // Stylish design
  • // Powerful engine options
  • // Most popular summer tyre size - 205/55 R16
Volkswagen Golf

MINI Hatch

The MINI Hatch (also known as MINI Cooper) is a compact car produced by MINI. The MINI Hatch is a redesigned version of the original MINI, which was produced from 1959 to 2000.


  • // Powerful engine options
  • // Reliable performance
  • // Range of technology features
  • // Most popular summer tyre size - 205/45 R17
MINI Hatch

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Since 2001, we’ve been making it as easy as possible to buy cheap tyres online, whilst also offering a great selection and fantastic savings.

Whether you are in the market for cheap budget, mid-range or premium tyres, you will find that Blackcircles.com stocks a wide variety - from the world’s most renowned tyre manufacturers. With local garage or mobile fitting available.

Summer Tyres: Popular Tyre Sizes


We understand the importance of finding the right fit for your vehicle without compromising on quality or price. Below you will find the most sought-after tyre sizes that cater to a wide range of popular car models within the summer tyre segment. With a variety of tyre manufacturers in our catalogue, you are sure to easily discover the perfect fit for your vehicle.

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