Comparing All-Season And Winter Tyres

Winter and all-season tyres are often seen as substitutes for each other, but they actually offer a variety of different advantages and disadvantages that specialises each type of tyre in a certain role. Using the wrong type of tyre in the wrong conditions can make it hard to control your vehicle and can be a contributing factor in accidents or collisions. Knowing the key differences between these two types of tyres can help you decide which type of tyre you should purchase for your vehicle depending on the weather conditions you are currently exposed to.

Winter Tyres

Winter tyres, like the name suggests, are specially formulated for driving in cold and icy conditions. Winter tyres are made up of a special blend of rubber that stays flexible in low temperature conditions, allowing your car to grip the road easier when it's very cold. Additionally, the tread patterns on winter tyres are specifically designed to handle on snow and ice and reduce snow build--up in the tyres themselves, which can improve handling and control.

The increased performance of these tyres in low temperature and snowy conditions allows your vehicle to accelerate and brake appropriately, which can allow you to react to situations on the road easier and prevent collisions. However, because they are made out of a specific blend of rubber designed for low temperatures, driving with winter tyres in warm weather conditions can damage the tyres themselves. They will wear down very quickly and perform worse than normal car tyres under normal driving conditions. As a result, you will have to change your winter tyres for all-season or regular driving tyres.

All-Season Tyres

All-season tyres perform well in winter conditions as well, but not to the same degree as winter tyres. They are also formulated to remain flexible in cold weather, but under extreme weather conditions--such as when the temperature drops below ten degrees Celsius--they will become stiffer and handle worse. All-season tyres perform best in dry or damp conditions that are fairly warm, above seven degrees Celsius. They will perform very well in warm conditions and will not wear down quickly.

If you live in an area that experiences intense winters with high snowfall and low temperatures, winter tyres are ideal. If you live in an area that experiences mild amounts of snow and slush, as well as relatively low temperatures, all-season tyres are ideal, as they can remain on your vehicle for the entirety of the year.

For more information, contact a company like TYRE POWER MIAMI.