As you’d expect from all season tyres, they offer the best of both worlds from their winter and summer counterparts. These tyres will work for the majority of the driving population, only really losing out on performance when exposed to the extremes.
Do I need all season tyres?
While summer and winter tyres have a specific operating window for temperatures, all weather tyres have a much broader range, often being able to cope with sub 0°C temperatures as well as warmer summer days.
It is versatility that makes these tyres such a viable option. Typically, their tread pattern represents that of a winter tyre, with numerous incisions along the centre to help provide grip on snow. On the outside, however, an all season tyre mimics a summer tyre, with large blocks for stability.
Which all season tyres are the best?
The best all weather tyres are also marked with M+S, meaning they are suitable for mud and snow. Sometimes, they also feature a snowflake symbol with three peaks and other clear markings, such as the term ‘ALL SEASON’ along the tyre sidewall.
If you’re looking to avoid changing tyres with the season, or you plan to do the majority of your driving in city environments where heavy snow is not an issue, all season tyres can perform very well. They are ideal for motorists with a calmer driving style and lower annual mileage.