Your area will determine your tire selection

all-season tires

Tires are designed for a certain purpose, for certain surfaces and temperature ranges. For warm areas you will have all-season tires and all-weather tires. For cold areas you will have winter tires or winter approved all-weather tires. For the winter tires, some areas will have both studded and non-studded tires options that are approved for use. Some areas will not allow the studded tires to be used. Which tire is best for you will depend on a lot of where you live and drive and what are the normal weather conditions that you tend to experience during a year? If you tend to experience four clear seasons during the year with a warm summer and a cold winter, you should choose to have two sets of tires, all-season tires, and winter tires. This will give you the best driving and safety performance during all the seasons.

If you live in an area with changing weather and you have a bit more blurred seasons, you seldom have winters, but sometimes you do. A highly recommended tire is the winter-approved all-weather tires. These tires can handle both summer and winter conditions so they can offer you all year round use with safe and reliable driving experience regardless of the weather conditions you will face. You can therefore manage the whole year with only one set of tires. To ensure that they last you will have to rotate the tires during the year to make sure that they wear evenly. Rotation is done by changing the rear and the front tires to eliminate any differences in wear between them.

It is a convenient way to manage the whole year, without having to worry about what weather you might experience when you drive. You can drive safely regardless of the weather conditions, so a sudden change of weather won’t be a problem. One of the challenges of having two sets of tires is always when to change the tires for optimal safety. Especially when you change from all-season tires to winter tires, you want to change before the snow arrives, as it isn’t safe to drive with all-season tires when you have winter conditions.

Travelling on the other way is less of a problem with all-weather tires as on the same trip you can visit areas with cold and warm weather during the same trip without problems.

Studded tires also come with restrictions of when they can be used and when they have to be taken off, but with non-studded tires, there are no restrictions. Here it is only to save the tires’ wear so you wouldn’t drive with them too long after the winter has ended. Make sure to plan and schedule your tire changes if you are using two sets and never drive with all-season tires in winter conditions. Studded tires also have restrictions for where they can be used, so when you travel you have to check the places you plan to visit to see if they are allowed.

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