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When it’s time to purchase a new set of tires, you might think that all season tires give you the best value for money. This just isn’t the case, as “all season” is really a misnomer unless you live in a climate that is warm all year. Unfortunately, the reality for the vast majority is that we will need to use winter tires at some point during the colder months.
The term “all season tires” was first used in the late 1970s by tire manufacturers to describe tires that can perform adequately in all seasons. However, these tires will never perform better than tires designed for one season. With all season tires, manufacturers have traded off some wet weather grip in order to provide some mobility in the colder winter months. Winter tires will always be safer and offer better handling than all seasons in snowy, icy, cold and wet conditions.
Since their introduction, all season tires have evolved into two classes to meet today’s car and driver needs: passenger and touring tires. Passenger tires offer a smooth ride and long mileage for everyday use. Touring tires provide a nice quiet ride, improved handling capabilities and prove popular amongst luxury car owners and driving enthusiasts.
Safety can also be impacted by the sticker price differences between tires. Stopping distances can be cut down substantially with premium product compared economy products, making it very important when you are purchasing tires to ask how they’ll perform on your vehicle in 2, 3 or even 4 years. You’ll also find that many tires offer varying degrees of fuel economy and with gas prices continually soaring, purchasing a higher quality tire can save you money at the pumps.