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Should You Get All-Weather Tires for the Upcoming Winter?

Now that it's fall, winter is right around the corner in Burnt Hills, NY. Now is a prime time to consider which tires you need. All-season tires may be exceptional year-round but may not be the best for the winter.


What Are All-Weather Tires?

As the name of the tires suggests, all-weather tires enable you to drive in all types of weather conditions. The tread designs of all-weather tires offer outstanding stability and traction. Additionally, the rubber in these tires allows them to remain efficient in multiple states. After all, these tires are designed to grip wet, dry, or snowy roads.


Winter vs. All-Weather Tires

By comparison, winter tires are designed to combat and trek on snowy and icy roads. Meanwhile, all-season tires deliver flexible performance in different conditions. All-season tires aren't suitable for driving in extreme snow, ice, and cold, while all-weather tires offer the best of both worlds - the additional traction in winter tires and the versatility of all-season tires!

All-weather and all-season tires aren't the same. All-weather tires are better equipped to handle snow and ice than all-season tires due to their added traction, while winter tires are only best in the snow. 


Are All-Weather Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

The answer to this question ultimately depends on where you live. If you live in a location where winter is harsher, all-weather tires are somewhat a better option than all-season tires. However, if you live in a milder climate area, all-season tires may be a better fit. One of the many advantages of using all-weather tires is that, unlike winter tires, the tires do not need to be changed when spring and summer roll around. They indeed are an ideal balance between winter and all-season tires, and they can even last longer than those tires.


If All-Weather tires piqued your interest, please do not hesitate to give us a call or visit to check them out. Our team at Gil's Garage will consult with you and discuss your needs to determine which tires are best for you.

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