WHAT ARE ALL-WEATHER TIRES

WHAT ARE ALL-WEATHER TIRES?

All-Weather tires are designed to handle the roads during any season. Combining the benefits of both All-Season and Snow tires, All-Weather tires cover you throughout the year — meaning they meet the standard for winter use while still being usable for spring, summer, and autumn.

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Keep in mind that All-Weather tires are ideal for people who live in a milder winter climate. Winter tires will still outperform All-Weather tires in snow. 

To help you with choosing tires and to explain the differences between them, we've put together a quick guide. 

WINTER TIRE FAQS

Find out what’s legal, what the badges mean, and which winter tires are best for your vehicle.

When should all-weather tires be installed?

All-Weather Tires offer some of the benefits of both All-Season and Winter tires. A winter tire outperforms an all-weather tire in the cold season, with out without snow and ice. However, All-Weather tires perform much better than All-Season tires in the winter, while performing significantly better in the summer when compared to Winter tires. We recommend All-Weather tires for customers who live in milder winter climates who would like to use one set of tires year-round.

For more on Seasonal Tire Changeover, click here

How can you tell if you have All-Weather tires on your vehicle?

It’s important not to confuse All-Weather for All-Season tires. All-Weather and Winter tires have the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, while All-Season tires do not. All-Season tires have a relatively smooth and straight tread design, while winter tires have a blocky design with many grooves/sipes. An All-Weather tire is a hybrid of All-Season and Winter tires. If in doubt, we recommend contacting your nearest Fountain Tire store by using our store lookup tool: https://www.fountaintire.com/contact-us/

All-Weather vs All-Season

What's the difference?

All-Weather tires:

  • Meet the standard for winter driving as indicated by the snowflake/mountain icon on the tire ( ), though not as high performing as winter tires.
  • Quicker stopping speed in freezing temperatures
  • Strong grip on snow, slush and wet roads

All-Season tires:

  • Do not meet the standard for winter driving and shouldn't be used for it
  • Longer stopping speed in freezing temperatures
  • Loses grip when temperature drops below 7℃

All-Weather vs winters

What is the difference?

All-Weather tires:

  • Meet standards for summer and winter driving
  • Versatile enough to be used during warm temperatures
  • Don’t need to worry about storing tires for different seasons
  • Best for milder winters

winter tires:

  • Winter tires outperform All-Weather tires in the cold
  • Longer lifespan than All-Weather tires due to only being used during Winter seasons
  • No matter the severity of the season, always recommended for winter

GOODYEAR ASSURANCE® WEATHERREADY®

A prime example of All-Weather tires are GOODYEAR’s ASSURANCE® WEATHERREADY® tires.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Treads help grip the road in water, snow and ice – and earns Three Peak Mountain Snowflake Certification.
  • As the tire wears, grooves transition from deep grooves to wide grooves to help displace water on the road.
  • Eligible for a 95,000 km Tread Life Limited Warranty, and the Goodyear Highway Auto and Light Truck Tire Replacement Limited Warranty.

Tire Storage

Many of our store locations will store your second set of tires for you. If you're interested in storing your tires with us, please click here.

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