Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Tires

seasonal tires

When it comes to tires, you want as much grip as possible so that you can be safe and secured to the road without skidding or sliding. To ensure this, you have quite a few different options when choosing tires. Different types of tires use different rubber formulas, which grip the road differently depending on the temperature.

Using All Season Tires Year Round

While this is the most cost effective option upfront, it may not be the best option in the long term. All season tires will do fine in both hot and cold weather, but they don’t perform as well as either of the season specific tires in their ideal conditions. Meaning summer tires grip the road better in the warmer months, and winter tires will do the same in the colder months. If you’ve just purchased your vehicle and you’re on a budget, all season tires are a great option, but they aren’t quite as effective as other options. You will also save some money because you won’t be paying for the service of changing them each season.

Using Winter Tires & Summer Tires

This is really the best option for high performance year round. Both of these types of tires are best suited for a specific season, and here in New England we experience some of the most extreme weather conditions on both ends of the spectrum. Of course, you will have to pay more up front, but using specialized tires can actually help both sets last longer than getting two sets of all season tires. You will have to pay to have your tires changed, but it’s a pretty easy and affordable service. You should also make sure you have somewhere to store your alternate season tires.

Using All Season Tires with Summer or Winter Tires

If you live in a place where you experience predominantly cold or hot weather, and the rest of the seasons are mild, then you might want to consider choosing summer OR winter tires and alternative them with all season tires. While summer and winter tires perform better than all season tires in their respective seasons, they perform much worse in their opposing seasons, and it can be dangerous to use summer tires in the winter or winter tires in the summer.

Contact German Auto Sport

Interested in getting winter tires to brave the snow this year? Give us a call at 978-388-1288 or contact us here for more information.