It’s been a hot debate amongst tire nerds for years. We investigated and have the answer (sort of).Check it out
This is a tire designed to perform well in all four seasons, but not exceptionally in any one season. All-season tires are engineered to provide a smooth quiet ride, can last as long as 90K miles, perform in light snow, and wet weather conditions. They’re not designed for high performance vehicles, high-speed driving, or severe winter conditions where the average temperature is below 45 degrees.
All-weather tires are a relatively new tire category. Similar to an all-season tire that performs well all year long, all-weather tires offer better handling than an all-season tire in wintry, compact snow and ice conditions. Although neither tire will perform to the standards of a true winter tire designed with a specific rubber compound to work below 45 degrees.
Yes, many people do use them in climates that average a temperature above 45 degrees. They perform in occasional, light wintry conditions.
All-season tires do a little bit of everything in a variety of conditions and are generally a great value in terms of service life. They offer the highest mileage rating, are quiet, and provide a smooth ride. All-season tires are typically found on compact, intermediate and full-size sedans.
All-Season tires are not for high performance driving, and will not provide adequate traction in harsh winter driving conditions.
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