Let's Compare Winter Tires to All-Season Tires

When we hit the part of the year that brings shorter days at Griffin Kia, we begin receiving questions about winter tires. Often, we are asked whether all-season tires are sufficient in winter conditions. For your safety and on-road confidence, you simply need winter tires on ice and deep snow. To help you determine whether to visit us in Meadville for new winter tires, let's compare details of these tire classes.

All-season tires roll best on temperate days. Their components encourage durability, low road noise and sufficient handling on dry or wet road surfaces. While all-season tires can disperse minimal snow or slush, they are not built for slick or snow-covered roads.

Winter tires feature special road-gripping sipes and directional tread patterns that clear snow. Some winter tires also feature an ice rating on their sidewalls. When constructing these high-quality tires, manufacturers use rubber compounds that become stickier in cold weather. Even if you drive an AWD vehicle, winter tires will significantly heighten your safety.

 

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