From April 15 it will be possible to replace winter tires with summer ones, without the risk of running into penalties. An important date which, however, represents only an anticipation of the actual deadline, set for May 15th.
In fact, if from tomorrow there is the possibility of moving with summer covers instead of thermals, in a month there will be an obligation. But not for everyone: it depends on the speed code indicated on the shoulder of the tires.
Why change tires
If in fact last year you opted to mount winter tires with the speed code one letter lower than the size in the booklet, or you have chosen to fit the tire size explicitly granted only for M + S tires by your car manufacturer, the risk is:
- take a fine with an amount varying between 422 a 1.695 euro
- immediate withdrawal of the vehicle registration document
- subsequent extraordinary audit obligation
Then there is another factor, winter tires are by their nature designed to work at rather low temperatures. If used in spring or summer temperatures they are subjected to a strong stress resulting in premature deterioration. In short, you risk having to substitute just as next winter arrives, with a consequent further outlay of money.
Therefore, the advice is always to change 2022 tires as soon as possible starting from April 15th and before the deadline of May 15th, in order to find them in excellent condition for the next winter season.
In addition, a good summer tire usually has a lower fuel consumption index to a corresponding winter tire, this means that by switching to rubber for the warm season you can substantially save money and CO2 emissions, to the benefit of your wallet and the environment.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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