If you are fortunate to live in a part of the country where you don't experience severe winters or very hot summers, you’ll benefit from not having to change your tyres each season. In which case why not invest in some high-quality all-season tyre? All-season tyres are the finest compromise as they are uniquely designed to work well throughout the year whatever the weather or road conditions.
A rubber compound is used to allow the smooth compound of summer tyres and the more robust compound of winter tyres. What the typical UK motorist class as standard, normal, or original equipment tyres are in fact summer tyres! These tyres are designed to allow outstanding grip and braking performance in wet and dry conditions but more importantly, this performance only applies in warmer temperatures. During the winter the summer rubber compounds become brittle therefore making them less effective.
All-season tyres are created to perform whatever the weather, it may be a glorious hot summers day or a cold and icy winter one. These tyres are very cleverly manufactured using similar compounds to those used in winter tyres to retain the flexibility when it is cold therefore providing higher safety which enhances the overall breaking distances over the summer tyre. Sipes is also a key factor which essentially allows the tyre to give greater grip to the snow. To differentiate the difference between your normal everyday tyre and an All-season tyre is the mountain/snowflake symbol which is present on the tyre's sidewall. This unique marking indicates that the tyre has winter driving proficiency and is also a legal requirement when driving in countries where winter tyres are compulsory.
All Season tyres tread pattern looks like that of a summer tyre and is designed to enable high performance during the winter/summer months. An All-season tyre is around 20% more than your usual summer tyre but well worth the money.
For further information on All-Season tyres then contact us and we will be more than happy to advise you accordingly and talk through your options, alternatively if you wish to purchase your All Season tyres from us here at Spa Motors then why not use our online ordering facility by entering the tyre size you require or your vehicle registration number, it’s as simple as that.