In a temperate climate, all-season tires would thrive on year-round driving. All-season tires offer long tread-life, fuel economy, excellent ride quality & traction. However, while all-season tires can perform optimally during summer, it does not necessarily mean it can provide the same quality of traction in the winter.
The tread-compound used in all-season tires offers barely any cold-weather traction at all. They also tend to harden in freezing temperatures. As a result, cold areas have adverse effects on traction. A set of dedicated winter tires will dramatically improve your safety during the coldest months.
Winter Tires can outperform an all-season in a host of bad weather scenarios during this cold season. Whether in slush, snow, and ice, these tires have the advantage due to its superior tread patterns that are designed for traction on ice and snow and softer rubber compounds that enhances its grip.
In addition, these tires deliver optimal performance when going uphill and downhill, and while braking, accelerating and cornering.
It’s never too early or too late in the season to start thinking about winter tires. Read this infographic for more information regarding winter tires and to help you find the right set for your needs.