Can all-weather tires be used year-round?

After having invested in all-weather tires in the fall to allow for proper safety in the winter are you able as well to use them for the rest of the year? The truth is that this tire is designed to function in a wide temperature range allowing it to be used throughout the year. Allowing for excellent grip on both dry and wet surfaces.

The main difference between all-weather tires and all-season tires is that the all-weather tires are marked with the “three peak mountain snowflake symbol” signifying that it has been rated for use in severe winter road conditions such as snow and ice. This in comparison to all-season tires where this is not the case. It might be misleading the name all-season tires as in fact the all-weather tires are the only tires adapted to deal with the four seasons including winter. This is because the all-weather tires are really a mix of a winter tires and an all-season tire whereas an all-season tire would only be good in 3 seasons. So even though the name implies 4 seasons (all-seasons) it is not safe on winter road conditions.

All-season tires can prove dangerous when roads turn into a snowy, slushy and icy mess. The Nokian WR G4 all-weather tires offer excellent handling on wet or dry summer roads as well as superior grip in wintery conditions.  This tire is flexible enough to use year-round without sacrificing safety in the winter. This tire also prevents hydroplaning (both slush planing and Aqua planing) something really important for summer rains and the melting of the snow in the spring. With new innovations ensuring performance in snowstorms, heavy rain or sun-scorched asphalt you can forget the forecast regardless of the season. They retain predictable grip all year round, wet and dry surfaces alike.

All weather tires are able to give all weather durability throughout the year including summer while preventing slush and aquaplaning. Tires like the Nokian WR G4 offer excellent grip and handling on winter as well as summer roads allowing the driver to remain safe by preventing hydroplaning. It also has a long lasting tread life and many other features like the “Coanda Technology”. These curved, ramp-like tread blocks on the inner shoulder guides and accelerates the flow of water from the longitudinal grooves into the transverse grooves, providing excellent slushplaning prevention properties.

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