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  • SimpleScore™

    Our proprietary rating system
    for the modern tire buyer.

    7.8

    Good

    Score breakdown:

    7.9

    Long lasting

    Good

    8.1

    Handling

    Great

    7.9

    Traction

    Good

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    Summit Tires was started in 1974 by five independent tire dealers to develop a value-oriented tire range. They have a strong market presence under its parent business, the Tire Alliance Groupe (TAG), with a diverse range of sizes and applications. While meeting the ever-changing and demanding vehicle applications, they are dedicated to providing reliable products.

    All-season tires are designed to offer dry, wet, and light winter weather traction throughout the year. The Summit Ultramax A/S is an all-season tire which offers fuel efficiency, wet traction and comfortable ride for your passenger vehicles.

    However, will these tires go well with your passenger? Are these tires reasonably priced? Let's take a look at the Summit Ultramax A/S tire review.

    Features and Benefits

    All-season touring tires like the Ultramax A/S are made to deliver solid handling and performance all year round. It has features like four large circumferential grooves that help drain water away fast and efficiently, providing wet traction and a non-directional tread design, which gives outstanding road feel and handling. Let's look at some more features and benefits.

    • Enhanced all-season traction: The tire features a symmetric tread pattern with silica compound for solid wet traction.
    • Reduced risk of hydroplaning: To lower the possibility of hydroplaning on rainy roads, four large circumferential grooves swiftly remove water from the tread.
    • Higher load-carrying capacity: The tire is designed with a greater sidewall turn-up to strengthen and extend its load-bearing capacity while shielding the tire and wheel from harm.
    • Reduced rolling resistance: Tire’s silica compound boosts wet traction and reduces rolling resistance. Lower rolling resistance in turn boosts the tire’s fuel efficiency.
    • Improved side-wall strength and durability: Sidewall turn-up is designed in such a way to improve sidewall strength and durability. In addition, the tire includes a jointless bead cover (spiral steel band wrapped around beads) that maintains the stiffness of the tire.
    • Quiet drive: Furthermore, the jointless bead cover is intended to give a comfortable ride for both drivers and passengers. The tire also has a variable pitch tread pattern, which reduces noise and delivers a pleasant driving experience.

    Pros and Cons

    We hope that understanding the Summit Ultramax A/S tire's features and benefits has helped you make an informed decision. However, you may be wondering if these tires have any drawbacks. To learn more, consider the following pros and cons:

    PROS:

    • All-season tread to offer dry, wet light winter weather traction throughout the year.
    • Backed by a 50,000 mile limited manufacturer tread life warranty.
    • Non-directional tread design to enhance handling.
    • Silica compound to offer superior wet traction.
    • Reduced rolling resistance boosts fuel efficiency.
    • Jointless Bead Cover to improve structural rigidity.
    • Higher sidewall turn-up enhances sidewall strength and durability.

    CONS:

    • Not designed for light trucks.
    • It is not designed for off-road use.
    • Tires are not Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certified, and cannot handle harsh winter weather conditions.

    SimpleTire’s view on Summit Ultramax A/S tires

    Here, we would like to give you SimpleTire’s view on the Summit Ultramax A/S based on SimpleScore by comparing it with two other all-season tires of the same size: The Maxxis Bravo HP-M3 and Sailun Atrezzo SH408.

    The Maxxis Bravo HP-M3, the Sailun Atrezzo SH408, and the Summit Ultramax A/S all share the same SimpleScore of 8.2 but perform differently in different fields.

    Of the three tires, the Sailun Atrezzo SH408 has the longest lifespan (8.8) while the Bravo HP-M3 has the best handling (8.3) and traction (8.1).

    If longevity is important to you, the Sailun Atrezzo SH408 is a good choice; if handling is important to you, the Maxxis Bravo HP-M3 is a good choice. However, the Summit Ultramax A/S is the least expensive of the three tires and has the same traction (7.9) and handling (8.2) scores as the Sailun Atrezzo SH408 as well as the same longevity score (8.5) as the Maxxis Bravo HP-M3.

    Overall, the Summit Ultramax A/S is an all-season tire that provides solid performance at a reasonable price.

    Vehicles the Summit Ultramax A/S is a good replacement tire for

    Although these tires are not OEM for any vehicle, the Summit Ultramax A/S is a good replacement tire for vehicles such as:

    • Saturn Vue
    • Chevrolet Equinox
    • Buick Encore
    • Ford Fusion
    • Toyota RAV4
    • Nissan Altima
    • Honda Accord
    • Dodge Caravan
    • Volkswagen Passat
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