I heard a tire salesman say winter tires are dangerous in summer.

What are the structural and material features that make winter tires not suitable for summer use?

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Due to materials used and design, they tend to overheat and fail. Winter tires are also typically not speed-rated like Summer tires (since they can't handle the heat of higher speeds).

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    Heat is a huge issue, especially if we are talking about studded winter tires.
    – Wulfhart
    Jul 1, 2011 at 18:49

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