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All season tires are a popular option for many Canadians in today’s market. Manufacturers created the term “all season” to describe tires that can perform at a standard level for all seasons. That being said, tires developed for all season usage lack certain features that seasonal specific tires are made for.
For example, for all season tires, manufacturers have lessened some wet weather traction in order to increase mobility in the colder months. All season tires are a logical option or some drivers, however it is important to know that they will never perform better than a tire designed for a specific season.
All season tires are perfect for drivers to use during spring, summer and fall driving because they are designed to provide traction in warm, dry and slightly wet road conditions. The tires are designed to offer a quiet ride, low rolling resistance, and traction for almost any driving condition.
All season tires are not recommended for driving in winter conditions with snow and ice on the road. They are constructed with a specific rubber compound to help provide them a longer tread life.
The trade-off of this is that they lose traction in colder weather. The all season tread compound is a harder type, so when the temperature drops below 7°C the rubber becomes even harder which isn’t ideal for winter driving. All season tires tend to have a shallower tread design, so when driving in snow and/or slush the tires can’t push the debris away as well, compromising the traction of the tire.
Just as other types of tires do, all season tires have their own pros and cons to consider before buying. If you are looking for guidance on which tires to buy, give our shop a call in Oakville, ON. Our service advisors will be happy to help narrow down your options! If you would like to keep reading first, see below for some of the benefits of buying all season tires:
At Adrena Garage we are pleased to offer a wide range of tires for customers in the Oakville and surrounding area. We work with all the top brands to ensure clients can get the best tires for their driving habits and budget. Some of the top all season tire brands include:
Michelin has always been a big name in the industry, selling Michelin all season tires to drivers across the Globe. Michelin is dedicated to designing and manufacturing high quality tires for all types of vehicles. Looking for some Michelin all season tire options? Check out the Michelin Defender T+H, Michelin Pilot Sport or their newest release of the Michelin CrossClimate 2!
Goodyear is another company that has been around for years. The American brand has a wide range of all season tires for customers to choose from.
Goodyear products more than just all season tires, offering an extensive selection of consumer tires for cars, trucks, and even the Lunar Lander tires with NASA. They focus on delivering a dependable ride for drivers with excellent performance. Are you interested in Goodyear all season tires? Check out their Goodyear Assurance line up, featuring tires that offer a smooth ride, enhanced fuel savings and confident traction.
A newer company than some of the main competitors, Firestone has made an impact on the market. Initially Firestone manufactured industrial tires, and then began to expand its product offering into the retail market.
Their all season lineup offers balanced performance that you can count on all year long. If you are looking for Firestone all season tires, check out their Destination line up for SUV’s/CUV’s and light trucks. They also have an extended tread life option with their Champion Fuel Fighter all season tire for passenger vehicles.
There can be a lot to learn when you are trying to find the right tire. Top things to always consider are your unique driving habits. Are you looking for extended warranty, durability, safety and/or budget friendly options?
If you are still unsure of what all season tires are right for you, send us a message to give us a call or text at 647-990-1333. Our team at Adrena Garage will be happy to chat and discuss which tires may fit you best!