February 25, 2016
Canadians some pretty diverse weather—even within some provinces! Because of this, it’s important that you have an equally diverse set of all season tires for your vehicle to take you from spring to fall. Of course, because there are so many options to choose from, you may be wondering which is the best all season tire for you and your vehicle. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
All Season Tires Aren’t Really for All Seasons
While they may be called All Season Tires, we still recommend that you install winter tires on your vehicle when the weather begins to consistently drop below 7 degrees. This is because winter tires are able to provide increased traction and braking, as well as improved handling in colder temperatures.
Doing Your Homework
As with any purchase, it’s important to compare and research your options. A great first step is to stop into your local TIRECRAFT to speak to one of our experts. We can answer any questions you may have about all season tires and give you an idea of options that will be best for your vehicle. From here, you should review your options in Consumer Reports, where you can find unbiased reviews and ratings based on testing. Some recent breakthroughs in all season tire technology include:
- Walnut shells being mixed into tread compounds to provide greater traction and control
- Orange oil that is able to lower rolling resistance, as well as increase grip as temperatures increase
- Increased silica levels in tread compounds, resulting in better wet grip and hydroplaning resistance
Looking Into Established Brands
The old adage “You get what you pay for” is very appropriate when it comes to tires. You should always look for tires from an established brand with name recognition and experience. You may pay more, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be driving around on a dependable set of tires.
If you’re looking for a more budget friendly model, we’d recommend:
If you’re interested in a more premium tire, ask about:
Consider Your Needs
Remember that each tire is different to suit the needs of different drivers. For example, a minivan driver whose primary concern is budget and fuel efficiency will probably not be interested in a high performance tire option, unlike a driver who is primarily concerned with the performance of their sports car. By discussing your needs with a TIRECRAFT professional, you’ll be better able to narrow down the best all season tires for you and your vehicle.
Get Started on Your Journey Today
Once you’ve considered your needs, as well as researched the different brands available at TIRECRAFT , it’s time to choose the best all season tires for your vehicle! Stop in today to discuss your tire options with one of our professionals, or, if you’re still looking to learn more, check out even more of our best tips for choosing your next set of all season tires.