In terms of safety, the most important characteristics are wet grip and the tire's ability to resist aquaplaning. In terms of driving comfort, a low noise level is important. Low rolling resistance will decrease the car's fuel consumption and reduce environmentally harmful emissions.
Quality summer tires offer high performance, particularly in rainy weather, by working to prevent aquaplaning. The tire's tread pattern must displace water before it gets stuck between the road and the tire.
Wet grip and the ability to resist aquaplaning are the more important characteristics of a summer tire. In addition, low noise levels create a better driving experience and low rolling resistance decreases the car’s fuel consumption and harmful emissions.