All season-tires were developed in the early ‘80s as a reasonable compromise between noisy, low-mileage summer and winter tires. All-season tires were never intended to provide winter traction equal to a true winter tire. Although most all-season tires have a M+S (Mud and Snow) rating, they do not meet the Severe Winter Service Traction Standard.
So why do you need winter tires? According to the National Weather Service, 75% of all winter weather-related accidents occur on roads. Winter tires provide significant improvement in control, traction and performance in winter driving conditions. Winter tires are composed of softer compounds designed to maintain grip and malleability at lower temperatures. The addition of silica and other additives to the tire tread decreases wear and provides enhanced traction in wet conditions. A winter tire provides the added peace of mind that comes from better grip and vehicle control.
Winter tires reduce stopping distance by up to 25% or 2-3 car lengths since they are designed to maintain grip and malleability at lower temperatures.
Increased control, traction, and performance.
Winter tires provide significant improvement in control, traction, and performance in winter driving conditions.
Winter tires can save consumers money by reducing the risk of costly accidents and collision repair.
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