Despite what seems like a very simple question, this can be a slightly complicated answer. The first thing to understand about all season tires is that they are not suitable for every season that Canada has to offer. So what makes a tire “all season” and how can you choose the best all season tire for your needs? Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision.
What Makes An All Season Tire?
An all season tire is designed to adequately perform in a variety of climate conditions, but adequate is not good enough when it comes to protecting your vehicle and your loved ones. We recommend that if you choose to use all season tires that you use them during Spring and Summer, when driving conditions are least dangerous. Safety is a priority for every driver and using an all season tire during the proper conditions will keep you and your family safe. All season tires are never more effective than a tire that is built to perform in a particular season and if you live in Canada, winter requires a tire built specifically for it.
How Are All Season Tires Designed?
All season tires attempt to balance wet weather grip and increased mobility in cold weather for overall performance. While winter tires focus on retaining optimal form during cold weather conditions and summer or performance tires focus on channeling water away from the tire’s contact surface and providing optimal grip on dry surfaces, all season tires are designed to provide a little bit of both.
Not Every All Season Tires is the Same
Different manufacturers use different safety guidelines and as such, relying strictly on comparison charts and online reviews can often result in misinformation. Not every all season tire is built the same. Some are designed for mileage and comfort while others are designed with performance and handling in mind. Did you know that the tire you choose can also have a significant impact on your fuel consumption? Understanding the options available to you within all season tires is an important part of choosing the right tire, and helping you to save money in the long run.
How Can I Choose the Best All Season Tires?
Choosing the right tire starts with a trip to your local Tirecraft dealer because the perfect all season depends on a variety of factors and can be a complicated formula. Your climate, vehicle and the way your drive all combine to create your specific need. In addition, every tire has a different impact on fuel economy so when you’re choosing a tire, you want to make sure that you’re taking this into account.
Choosing the best all season tire for you is about balancing cost, safety and performance. The adage, “you get what you pay for” is particularly applicable in regards to tires. The cost of your all season tire is often a good indicator of the performance and longevity, but when you speak to a Tirecraft dealer you can be sure that you’re making the right choice.
Tirecraft Advantage Plus Program
Once you’ve chosen your tire, you want to know that you’ve made the right choice and the Tirecraft Advantage Plus Program provides you with that extra level of reassurance. Our program offers you free tire rotations, free flat repairs, road hazard coverage and a 30 day tire satisfaction guarantee, in addition to mechanical and tread wear warranties. Great tires can be an investment and we offer the insurance to protect that investment.
Get the Right All Season Tires
All season tires can be a convenient and economical option for drivers but in order to ensure that you don’t sacrifice performance and safety, it’s important to talk to the professionals who can help you choose a tire that not only fits your vehicle, but also you budget and lifestyle.