All season tyres
As you’d expect from all season tyres, they offer a great compromise of their winter and summer counterparts while minimising any losses against season specific tyres. These tyres will work for the majority of the driving population, only really losing out to specific seasonal tyres when we get toward the extreme ends of the weather.
Whilst the summer or winter tyres have a specific operating window for temperatures, the all weather tyres have a much broader range often being able to cope with below 0°C temperatures as well as warmer summer days, but of course this does come at a price.
It is this versatility that makes these tyres popular options. Typically, the tread pattern represents that of a winter tyre, with numerous incisions along the centre, to help provide grip on snow. On the outside, they mimic a summer tyre, with large blocks for stability.
The best all weather tyres also use the M+S symbol, indicating their use on mud and snow. Sometimes, they also feature a snowflake symbol with three peaks and other clear markings, such as the words “ALL SEASON” along the tyre sidewall.
If you’re looking to avoid changing tyre with the season, or simply drive in city environments where heavy snow is not an issue, all season tyres can perform very well. They are ideal for motorists with a calm driving style often driving less than 3,500 miles a year