All Season Tyres

When deciding whether to buy all season tyres or dedicated winter and summer tyres, you should consider the seasonal conditions in your area, your driving style and your vehicle performance preferences.

What Are All Season Tyres?

All season tyres are constructed using a combination of summer and winter tyre technology, so that they can offer adequate performance in a variety of conditions. They are a compromise between winter and summer tyres designed to provide all year performance, however, they will not excel in either winter or summer conditions.

All season tyres are a suitable choice for those who do not wish to purchase and store two sets of dedicated seasonal tyres. This is because all season tyres represent a safer compromise than using summer tyres in winter, or winter tyres in summer.

It is important to remember however, that there is no tyre industry standard to govern the all season classification. Tyre manufacturers make their own assessments and these can drastically vary between different manufacturers.

Benefits and Drawbacks of All Season Tyres

Summer Tyres All Season Tyres Winter Tyres
Effective at braking in summer conditions Adequate at braking in summer conditions Low braking capabilities in summer conditions
High levels of grip in warm dry and wet conditions Adequate levels of grip in warm dry and wet conditions Low levels of grip in warm dry and wet conditions
Highly resistant to aquaplaning Offer some resistance to aquaplaning Highly resistant to aquaplaning
No traction on snow Adequate traction on snow Superior traction on snow
Low levels of grip on ice Adequate levels of grip on ice High levels of grip on ice
Low braking capabilities in winter conditions Adequate at braking in winter conditions Effective at braking in winter conditions

Braking capabilities of All Season Tyres compared to Summer and Winter Tyres



Which Tyres Should I Choose?

Choosing whether to buy all season tyres or dedicated seasonal tyres can be a difficult decision. The following may help you to decide which tyres would best suit your driving style:

Choose All Season Tyres If:

  • You currently drive all year round on summer or winter tyres
  • Cannot purchase and store two sets of tyres
  • Drive mostly in urban areas
  • Do not tend to make long journeys
  • Live in an area where temperatures do not drop below -5ºc
  • Live in an area which does not experience different seasonal conditions

Choose Dedicated Seasonal Tyres If:

  • You are happy to purchase and store two sets of tyres
  • Drive in both urban and rural areas
  • Tend to make long journeys
  • Live in an area subject to changing temperatures
  • You will experience different seasonal conditions
  • You value driving performance and handling
  • You value maximum safety




Here at The Tyre Group we offer a wide range of all season tyres available to buy online. Simply search for your tyres and arrange a fitting at your local branch at a time to suit you.

If all season tyres don't sound right for you, instead consider purchasing dedicated winter or summer tyres for your vehicle.

Find out more about the all season tyres available from leading tyre manufacturers at The Tyre Group. Alternatively find your nearest Tyre Group branch and contact our tyre fitting experts with any questions you might have.

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