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What Is The Difference Between Winter Tires & All Season Tires?
The winter weather is upon us, and you may be wondering whether it’s time to switch to winter tires or all-season tires. Winter tires and all-season tires are two rubber tires that are often confused. Although they come in the same size and shape, they have different uses and benefits.
This article will help you understand the difference between winter tires and all-season tires so that you can make an informed decision about which type of tire is right for your vehicle.
All-season tires are designed for various weather conditions, not just cold weather.
All-season tires are designed for various weather conditions, not just cold weather. They are not designed to handle extreme weather conditions like heavy snow or ice better than winter tires. Still, they can also be used in all seasons with good results.
All-season tires do not need to undergo the exact seasonal change as winter tires.
All-season tires are designed to be used during all seasons, including winter. All-season tires are not designed to be used during winter, as they do not perform well in cold weather. Winter tires are made specifically for snowy and icy conditions, so you should use them only during the winter months.
- They can be used year-round, no matter what the weather is like outside.
- They don't require seasonal changes like dedicated snow tires do (which means less hassle).
However, they don’t get the exact grip of winter tires on ice and snow.
Winter tires provide better traction on snow and ice than all-season tires because they contain a softer rubber compound.
All-season tires are made with more complex rubber compounds to provide better traction on a broader range of weather conditions and surfaces. This means they’re more durable than winter tires, which use softer rubber compounds.
On the other hand, winter tires are made with softer rubber compounds than all-season tires because they need more excellent traction on snow and ice. They also have more siping (small tread patterns) that help push loose snow away from the contact patch where your vehicle meets the road when driving on snow or ice-covered roads.
Get Your Winter Set at Antero Automotive
Here in Colorado, it would be best to consider winter tires from October through April to improve your car's traction in snow and ice. Due to traction laws, it’s also essential to consider chains, depending on your winter plans. Switching from an old set to a new one isn’t tricky, but you need a professional like Antero by your side to help you through it!
Ready to switch to winter tires? Bring your vehicle in for a tune-up with us, and experience what we’re like! Come to Antero Automotive at 6615 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking here!