Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires

We at Manhattan Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram know that the tires are one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. That's why drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens should do whatever they can to maintain them, so they can do their job. One part of that is deciding between winter tires and all-season tires.

In this guide, we'll go over some of the key differences between winter tires and all-season tires to give you a better understanding of which is best for your vehicle.

Winter Tires

Winter tires are designed to have deep treads depths and biting edges. This helps with reducing snow buildup, so the tread can do its job of providing the improved braking and traction performance that it's known for.

Additionally, the rubber compounds that winter tires are made of is designed to stay soft, even in extremely cold conditions. This softer rubber material allows for the tread to flex during frigid temperatures, so your tires always have a secure grip on the road. That way, you'll always have excellent control of your vehicle.

The intricate design of winter tires allows for them to perform in all kinds of winter conditions, including snow, ice, sleet, slush, wet, and dry roads that are experiencing extreme coldness. This makes winter tires good for those driving in colder climates with frequent snowfall and icy roadways.

All-Season Tires

Though all-season tires are designed differently from winter tires, they perform just as well in the conditions they were designed for. All-season tires are typically asymmetrical in design and specialize in boosting traction, handling, and grip in a wide variety of moderate driving conditions.

The rubber compounds that these tires are made of is a bit harder than what winter tires are made of. This harder tread material is designed for more controlled handling in hot weather because it better moderates tire pressure.

However, they still sport a design that can catch on wet or snowy patches. Essentially, that's why these tires are designed for those who drive in warmer climates. However, they're built to handle occasional flurries and small patches of ice throughout the year.

One additional benefit of the all-season tire is the reduced resistance. Treads that are a bit shallower make less noise, and can sometimes improve gas mileage and energy output.

Winter vs All-Season: Which One for You?

What it all comes down to in the decision of winter tires or all-season tires is what kind of conditions you personally drive in. Whether you drive your vehicle year-round or prefer to retire it for a season with extreme weather, we at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram have you covered. Make sure to schedule your service appointment online today!

Drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens can count on us to get you set up with the perfect tires for your driving preferences. Additionally, we'd be happy to service your tires or any other parts of your vehicle. Give us a call today to set up a service appointment!

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