What you need to know about all season tyres
When it comes to buying tyres, one of your best options to go for is a set of tyres for all seasons. Buying tyres that are only of use for certain times of year can sometimes be a bit of a waste of money as changing them as the seasons change isn’t cost-effective, and is just another chore that you won’t want to add to your list!
All-weather tyres are perfectly safe and are manufactured to the highest of standards, the only difference is that they have been specifically developed for European regions with climates that are not too dissimilar to the UK.
Think along the lines of wet winters, with sleet and some snow, and that’s about right for us in the UK.
Forget about changing your tyres twice a year – now it’s time to drive worry-free, knowing that no matter what the weather has to throw at you – you’ve made the right tyre choice by having tyres for all seasons.
Tyres for all seasons; they’re designed to suit all weathers!
So – we will be blunt with this point; you have to compare like for like. The minute you try and compare the all-weather tyres with, for example, summer tyres, is when they won’t meet the mark.
Because summer tyres, or indeed winter tyres, are designed to be specific to the road environment that the season brings. All-weather tyres are designed to be as versatile as possible, but still catered to the environment that they are driving in, no matter what the weather may be. If you want to make the choice easy rather than look at different seasonal tyres, these are your tyres for all year round.
When you put them up against a tyre that is season-specific, they just won’t match up. However, all-weather tyres will perform much better on a winter road than a summer tyre would, and much better on a summer road than a winter tyre would. They’re dynamic, and this is the draw.
How do they work?
So – want to know a little bit more about how they work? Well, as you know, there are all types of tyres, and they are all designed for different reasons and different purposes. With a wide variety of tyres available to suit all different types of weather, it’s sometimes hard to believe that tyres exist that can do it all, and it can seem a little bit too good to be true.
Tyres for all year round are designed to adapt with heat. Ordinary summer tyres stop performing as well once the temperature of the tyre dips below 7 degrees; the all-year tyre is designed not to harden should this temperature drop come, and they will have the same traction as a winter tyre. Clever, eh?
The compounds in the rubber are designed to work well with heat and cold, meaning that the stronger compound will well in the hot summer on a motorway driving at 70mph; it’s all about construction, and the construction in this tyre is strong.
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