Advantage of an All Season Tire
An all-season tire offers a balance of capabilities, providing acceptable performance in wet and dry conditions.
Built for the average driver, all-season tires have moderate tread depths and rubber compounds that are engineered to provide longer tread life than both summer tires and winter tires.
All-season tires are offered in many types/models, sizes, load capacities, and speed ratings for use on a wide variety of vehicles from economy cars to sedans to mini-vans to pickup trucks. They tend to provide ride comfort, handling, and other performance attributes suitable for most drivers.
Maintenance and Replacement of your All Season tires
You can increase your tire's longevity by maintaining the correct air pressure. Your vehicles recommended pressure can be found on the driver’s door pillar. Tire pressure should be checked monthly.
Performing regular tire rotations is recommended by every tire manufacture and will promote even wear and prolong the life of your All Season tire. On average your tires should be rotated every 8,000km.
Wheel alignments keep you on the straight and narrow. Rough roads, winter driving, rubbing curbs will all cause the alignment to be altered and in turn cause the tires to wear prematurely. Alignments should be performed yearly
To maintain proper handling and traction on wet roads your All Season tires should wear no lower than 3/32 inch. Recommendation for replacement is at 4/32 inch. Time also plays a factor in tire life. It’s recommended that all season tires be replace before they reach 10 year of age.
When should I swap to my All Season Tires?
Don't wait until your winter tires are melting on the driveway. Once the spring temperatures exceed 7°C, you should consider changing to your all season tires in order to benefit from the increased braking, handling performance they provide.