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Here Don Klassen shares a Trusted Saskatoon Tire Tip!
Winter vs All season tires
This time of year we are asked many times why an all season tire or even a four-season tire with the snowflake symbol on the tire isn’t good enough for winter. The difference is in the type of rubber and the design of the tread.
All season tires are really only 3 season tires at best. The tread is designed for long life; because of this the tire does not have the lugs needed for good snow traction. Also the rubber used in the tread becomes very hard as the temperature drops below freezing, this makes the tire slip on ice and snow.
Four season tires are really all season tires with a tread pattern that works ok in snow. Unfortunately the tread compound is designed for long life making it only a bit better than all season tires on ice. This tire type is also a compromise and winter traction is sacrificed to get longer life out of the tire.
Winter stud-less tires are the best for most winter driving; they will have a very flexible tread that grabs the road for the best traction through the winter. Some winter tires have provisions for studs. These tires generally have a blockier tread pattern that is great in snow but the tire does not flex as much as a stud-less winter tire, these tires rely on the studs for the added ice traction.
In our show room, we have samples of an all season tire tread and a winter tire tread. The rubber compounds are very different with the all season sample being hard to bend but the winter compound is very easy to bend allowing it to flex and grab the ice for traction.
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