Drivers should understand the difference between winter tires and all-season tires prior to making purchasing decisions. To suit a wide range of customer needs, manufacturers often equip their vehicles with all-season tires. Winter tires and all-season tires are different in more ways than just their usages. 

 

Materials

Winter tires and all-season tires are developed using two different types of rubber. Manufacturers develop winter tires using a rubber compound that allows the tire to remain flexible under colder weather conditions. The flexibility of the winter tire rubber allows the tires to maneuver better through snow and ice by adjusting to the patterns on the road. Contrary, all-season tires are developed with harder rubber compounds that allow the tires to wear out slower and last longer under higher temperatures.

 

Tread Patterns

Snow tires usually have more-aggressive tread patterns than all-season tires. The deep tread patterns that winter tires have allows the tires to dig into snow better, providing better traction as a result.

 

 

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