All-season tires, all-weather tires or winter tires?
Change of seasons brings the need to change your tires. Or perhaps not. Things can get a little confusing with all the industry terminology like all-weather and all-season. If you are like me you would rather not deal with the hassle at all. I simply want to know what the best option is for the most affordable price. Most people want convenience when it comes to dealing with vehicle care and maintenance. View all manufacturer tire rebates here.
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Tread PatternAgressive tread pattern with many integrated deep sipes that offers stability by pushing snow, water and slush away.
Weather ConditionsBest performance in harsh winter conditions with lots of snow. Does not perform well on bare pavement.
RubberDesigned to maintain softness in cold weather for optimal grip on snow. Superb traction in weather at -15 °C and below.
Tread PatternSlightly less agressive than the straight winter tire but more so than the all-season. It still has snipes for pushing away snow and slush.
Weather ConditionsPerforms best in milder winters with heavy rain and snowfall that melts quickly and turns to slush.
RubberDesigned to stay flexible in temperatures above and below 7 °C. Superior grip on snow, slush, wet roads and pavement.
Tread PatternDesigned to provide comfortable, low rolling resistance ride during warmer temperatures. There are no sipes to clear away snow and slush.
Weather ConditionsPerforms best in temperatures above 7 °C and/or mild wet conditions. Optimal tires for moderate climates.
RubberVery firm rubber compound which offers longer tread life. Loses traction at 7 °C and lower. Limited grip and traction in snow.