• 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…

  • Keeping the all-weather tires on the whole year

    The greatest advantages of having all-weather tires is the possibility to drive all year round safely with just one set of tires. Never having to worry about if you have the correct tires on your vehicle or if it is still safe to drive after a big change in weather. This can be very important for many that are dependent on using their vehicle on a daily basis and can’t be left stuck with a vehicle with all-season tires in winter conditions, making it impossible to drive. All-weather tires, unlike all-season tires, are able to handle snow and ice with excellent grip and handling. All weather tires have the severe…