• All-weather tires versus all-season tires

    All-weather tires versus all-season tires– what is the difference between the two? The main difference of all-weather tires in comparison to all-season tires is that the all-weather tires hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake “symbol signifying their approved use in severe winter conditions. The reason to choose one over the other really comes down to if you need certified winter tires in the winter where you live. The disadvantaged of the all-weather tires however are the more aggressive tread block which can cause a higher rolling resistance in comparison with that of all-season tires so if the area where you live has mild climate year-round you would be better off…

  • What to consider when buying all-season tires

    Before investing in all-season tires, you need to consider the year-round weather in the region where you live. This is because all-season tires are not made to handle severe winter weather. The reason they are not approved for severe winter weather is because they have not passed the required criteria in snow testing and do thereby not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol. Tires with this emblem provide improved snow traction over tires holding the mud and snow emblem (M+S). This being said there are many areas in the United States not experiencing severe winter weather and for those areas all-season tires are a great choice. The fact that…

  • SUV all-season tires hold many advantages

    SUV all-season tires hold many advantages and possibly the biggest advantage being the fact that they allow for one set of tires to be used throughout the year in many areas of the United States. The reason this is not true for all States is because in areas with severe winters all-season tires are not recommended. This is because they do not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol”, which in turn means that they have not passed required performance criteria in snow testing and are thereby not considered severe snow service rated. This however is not of any concern in the many States with mild weather. The fact that…