Choosing excellent tires is one of the most rewarding modifications you can make to a vehicle. In order to translate the power of your engine to the road, you need tires that hug the surface and keep you safe at the same time. Ultra-high performance “sport tires” are wider and smoother than regular tires, allowing more surface area to come in contact with the road, which means more control around curves, a higher threshold for speed, and a shorter stopping distance.

If you are a sports car or race car owner, look for tires with a high speed rating. “Z-rated tires” are rated for speeds in excess of 149 mph, and include V, W, and Y ratings. Learn more about speed ratings here.


Summer tires are also often referred to as performance tires. Summer tires are designed for fair-weather roads. If your area experiences extremely mild winters and long, dry summers, summer tires might be a good choice year round. If your climate is more seasonal, summer performance tires will need to be swapped out when the seasons change.

Summer tires get better gas mileage than all-season tires and typically offer improved handling. Read about the difference between all-season and performance tires here.

ExtremeContact DWS06
  • ExtremeContact DWS06
ExtremeContact Sport
  • ExtremeContact Sport
Ultra Z900
  • Ultra Z900
Open Country Q/T
  • Open Country Q/T
Proxes 4 Plus
  • Proxes 4 Plus
Proxes ST III
  • Proxes ST III
Zeon RS3-A
  • Zeon RS3-A
Ventus ST RH06
  • Ventus ST RH06
Dynapro HP2 RA33
  • Dynapro HP2 RA33
Ventus S1 Noble 2
  • Ventus S1 Noble 2
Velozza ZXV4
  • Velozza ZXV4
Couragia F/X
  • Couragia F/X
Formoza FD2
  • Formoza FD2
Formoza AZ01
  • Formoza AZ01
Couragia XUV
  • Couragia XUV
Ziex ZE950 A/S
  • Ziex ZE950 A/S
The Les Schwab Difference

Whether you’re looking for summer tires, performance tires, or sport tires, visit your local Les Schwab Tire Center. We’re experts when it comes to outfitting a vehicle, and we’ll make sure you’re driving with precision, safety, and speed.

Our stores are more than just tire shops. Les Schwab Tire Centers are local establishments and resource centers with strong community roots. Our tire technicians understand the requirements of your local climate and road conditions. They also bring a careful knowledge of every vehicle type and size. If you’re looking for all-weather tires for your car, truck, SUV, we’ll find you exactly what you need for where — and what — you’re driving.

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Our Best Tire Value Promise

At Les Schwab, every purchase of car, SUV, or light truck tires comes with a tire warranty plus free services that give more for your money. Our warranty, among the industry’s best, is good at any of our 480+ Les Schwab stores.

  • FREE Lifetime Tire and Mileage Care
  • FREE Peace of Mind Tire Protection
  • Trusted, World-Class Service
  • Value-Added FREE Services
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World-Class Employees

It’s easy to stand by our workmanship when we have hard-working employees who love doing what they do.

  • We take pride in doing the job right the first time
  • Well-trained employees — we only promote from within
  • Many of our employees have been with us for decades
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