All-Seasons Tire vs All-Weather Tire vs Winter Tire
Comparing the Three Most Common Types of Tires with Buist Motor Products LTD
Need some tips on which tires are best suited to brave the Alberta weather? Buist Motor Products LTD can help. As the preeminent dealership of the Rimbey, Alberta area, we deem it our duty to provide customers old and new with some valuable pointers on all-season, all-weather, and winter tires. Get in touch with us today and schedule an appointment at our service centre to get your tires tended to.
Their name may say otherwise, but all-season tires are in fact best suited for driving through three, not four seasons. Indeed, all-seasons - also known as 3-season tires - are made for driving in temperatures above 7° C, meaning they'll do great in spring, summer and fall. Designed with small, low tread blocks to reduce driving noise and roll smoothly in warm weather, all-season tires can be easily clogged with snow and slush during the winter, costing you traction when you need it most. We thus recommend bringing your vehicle in for a tire change in the late fall so you can make it through the winter safe and sound.
If you prefer tires made for year-long driving, then all-weather tires are the way to go. This tire type meets the traction requirements for reliable performance during Canadian winters, thereby sparing you the expense and errand of purchasing and storing a second quartet of tires when the weather changes. If you're based in an area with milder winters and typically commute through city centres and highways, all-weather tires will prove a dependable on-road companion.
Those who value safety during Alberta's less auspicious months above all else can clear their heads with a set of winter tires. Ideal for braving the heavy cold, snow, and ice in rural areas, winter tires boast a muscular tread pattern with deep and bulky tread blocks that dig into winter obstacles and dispatch them to maintain traction. Furthermore, you won't have to worry about braking and rounding corners with winter tires on your vehicle, as their rubber is designed to remain flexible in extreme cold.
For further details on all things tire-related, feel free to contact us at Buist Motor Products LTD.
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