Winter vs. All-season tires
All season and winter tires have their benefits and draw backs. Winter tires provide that extra traction when you need it most and all-season tires provide the convenience of not having to switch your tires over every season. That isn’t wear the benefits end however. Winter tires are designed to work in cold climates where the temp is low and the wet and snowy conditions can be a major burden. Winter tires will help provide added traction when roads are at their worst making you and your family safer in those conditions. Winter tires use a different rubber compound that allows the rubber to stay soft and flexible in colder weather. This helps to provide added traction when the weather gets very cold and all-season tires harden up and may have trouble keeping traction because of this difference. All-season tires are designed to give you good traction in all road conditions but not great traction in any one area. Some all-season tires are made for specific purposes like rainy or muddy roads. At the same time the all-season tire provides the convenience of not having to swap tires over every season and saves you money in that regard. In summary there are many benefits to both tire choices and there pros and cons can make or break your decision on what you want to do with your vehicle. Tires are a critical part of your car and have more to do with your safety then most people know. Make sure to do your homework and make the decision that is right for you.