Winter Tires vs All Season Tires

With Winter quickly approaching you may be wondering if you should get winter tires on your vehicle, but what are the differences are between all season tires and winter tires?

All Season Tires

  • All Season tires are designed for a smooth, quiet ride in most conditions.
  • Many all-season tires do great in the rain and bare pavement year-round.
  • They can offer some traction in light snow and the occasional winter storm, but they’re not designed for deep snow, ice, and when temperatures stay below freezing.

Winter Tires

  • Winter or snow tires are designed for prolonged winter conditions, including snow, ice, and slush.
  • The tread compounds in those tires stay softer and more flexible in cold weather. This improves traction, handling, and control when temperatures dip below freezing.

Who should get Winter Tires?

The answer depends on where you live and what kind of winter driving you do. If you do a lot of driving in the winter or you live somewhere that stays at or near freezing for months at a time it could be a good idea to invest in some winter tires.

However, if you don’t think winter tires are for you, we recommend you at least just double check the tread on your current tires. If any tire has less than 3/32-inches of tread, it should be replaced.

You’ll also want to check your tire pressure. Your pressure levels should be located on the drive side door jamb, near the VIN label.

For all your tire needs, come check us out at Wilde East Towne Honda. Our friendly and knowledgeable service advisors can help you decide if a set of winter tires is right for you.


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