Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires
What’s the Difference Between Winter and All-Season Tires?
All-season tires and winter tires offer significantly different performance, as well as different material compositions from each other. Each offers certain advantages depending on the weather and road conditions, and drivers greatly benefit from having one of each set.
Designed to perform across all seasons, all-season rated tires offer adequate performance in extreme conditions such as snow and ice, but get the job done in most other situations. Offering solid fuel-economy, noise-rating, and maneuverability, all-season tires are what majority of drivers choose for non-winter driving.
- Denser rubber material compared to summer tires
- Tread designed for a quiet ride
- Tread that pushes water aside
- Solid Fuel-Economy
- Emphasis on maneuverability and comfort
Specifically for winter months (or when temperatures drop below 7 degrees celsius), winter tires offer superior traction, control, and overall performance than all-season tires, even when considering potential 4×4 and AWD capabilities. Winter tires offer a heavier tread, but wear out quicker than all-season tires, especially when used during non-winter months.
- Softer treads to provide more surface area on snow and ice
- V-Treads to easily cut through snow, slush, water, and ice
- Smooth ride on cold pavement
- Large tread blocks for deeper snow and wet roads
Why Buy Winter Tires?
Winter tires are a necessity for driving in snowy and icy conditions, which is a reality of life here in Ontario. The difference winter tires make for winter driving is significant enough to make them mandatory in certain jurisdictions in Canada for the snowy months. Even before the snow falls, it’s recommended you put on winter tires before temperatures reach 7℃ for maximum performance. Winter tires provide you with the confidence you need to have the best traction possible in snow and icy conditions.
Book Your Appointment
Book your appointment with us here at Cambridge Centre Honda, where our service and parts teams are ready to help you find the right tires for your specific model, and handle the installation process for you. Visit our Cambridge Ontario location today for the best selection of winter tires and all-season tires for Honda, and other-brand models. Our tire experts are ready to help you with every step of the way, and ensure you’re ready for any road condition year-round.