The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Ownership “All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires

17:31  07 december  2017
17:31  07 december  2017 Source:   caranddriver.com

Winter Tire Myths and FAQs

  Winter Tire Myths and FAQs Winter tires. We’re not here to say you should use them, because you already know that. Instead, we’re going to throw you some facts and dispel some myths about these round-and-black purveyors of cold-weather rubber goodness. So what’s a winter tire all about? Winter tires aren’t just a plot to get you to buy two sets of car-shoes. Since rubber gets harder with the cold, the compound in winter tires is formulated to stay softer as the temperature drops. At 7°C and below, a winter tire does a better job of gripping asphalt than an all-season tire, by staying soft and pliable. The tread is also designed to bite into snow, and to channel away water and slush.

– All dedicated winter tires have the 3PMSF, but an all - weather tire is suitable for winter conditions yet doesn’t necessarily have to be swapped on and off every winter and spring. For what it’s worth, the only all - season tires you can find in Europe are these all - weather tires .

All dedicated winter tires have the 3PMSF, but an all - weather tire is suitable for winter conditions yet doesn’t necessarily have to be swapped on and off every winter and spring. For what it’s worth, the only all - season tires you can find in Europe are these all - weather tires .

a close up of a sign: “All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires© K.C. Colwell “All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires

If you live somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, cold weather is an annual reality. And in places like our home state of Michigan, the beginning of fall often means thinking about getting one's car (or in our case, our long-term test fleet) ready for snow, i.e., new winter tires. But not everyone switches to dedicated winter rubber in the cold months, instead relying on all-season tires to get through snow, ice, slush, and just plain cold weather. Fortunately for those folks, in the last couple of years a new subset of all-seasons has emerged: the “all-weather” tire.

Here Is Why The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is Actually Faster Than The Dodge Demon

  Here Is Why The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is Actually Faster Than The Dodge Demon How does that feel, Challenger bros?  Our friend Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained breaks down why the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can top out at 180 mph, which is absolutely insane for a Jeep, while the Demon can only reach a measly max velocity of 168 mph.Basically, it comes down to the tires. The Trackhawk has high speed rated performance rubber, while the Demon sacrifices top speed for the quickest possible quarter mile time.

Have your tire alignment checked in the spring, and if you kept your all - season or all - weather tires on over the winter , consider having them rotated as well. Check your tire pressure – Checking your tire pressure is something many people do all year round.

– If you live somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, cold weather is an annual reality. And in places like our home state of Michigan, the beginning of fall often means …read more.

What denotes an all-weather tire versus an all-season one is a small pictogram on the sidewall known as the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF), pictured above. This symbol is a seal of approval of sorts that indicates the tire has been tested and it is capable of at least 110 percent of the traction of a reference all-season tire (for the nerds, the standard is ASTM E1136-14). Yeah, it is vague, but it is a laboratory test that actually tells consumers more than an M+S marking (also seen above), which is just a calculation of tread geometry.

All dedicated winter tires have the 3PMSF, but an all-weather tire is suitable for winter conditions yet doesn't necessarily have to be swapped on and off every winter and spring. This is ideal for some markets where winter-tire use is compulsory, like Quebec and many northern European countries. For what it’s worth, the only all-season tires you can find in Europe are these all-weather tires.

Tire Experts Explain Winter Tire Secrets

  Tire Experts Explain Winter Tire Secrets Here at autoTRADER.ca, we’ve been proponents of winter tire use since winter tires were invented. And it seems that Canadian drivers are finally catching on. A survey by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada shows double-digit increases in winter tire usage outside of Quebec, where it’s illegal not to use them. To promote awareness of all things winter tire related this season, Kal Tire has turned to Winnipegger and pro race driver Amber Balcaen and one of their in-house tire experts, Geoff Wiebe.

Back to Post :Elegant Car Tires Explained . Car Tires . June 2, 2016.

Commonly, this publication qualified All Weather Tires Explained Merging All Seasons and is read considering that you actually similar to this kind of book. So, you could get simpler to comprehend the perception as well as significance.

Research

Research

One of the newest all-weather tires to make it to the United States is the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT, which comes with a warranty of 60,000 to 65,000 miles, making its warranty competitive with even some non-3PMSF all-seasons. Tire warranty is one of the most important factors consumers should consider when buying replacement rubber.

a car parked on the side of a road: 1stMain_9687_Adv_TA_29i© Provided by Car and Driver 1stMain_9687_Adv_TA_29i

The rubber compounds used for dedicated winter tires are not designed for warm weather and will wear at elevated levels when driven above certain temperatures. Also, wet traction and cold traction are what the industry calls a target conflict, meaning that if you want wet grip you must give up cold grip and vice versa. Getting a 3PMSF tire to return decent wet grip while not wearing like balsa wood under 100-grit sandpaper was a eureka moment for the tire industry. Just as tires have improved their performance in the dry, they have also improved in snow and ice. That, along with rubber performing its task at a wider temperature range, has allowed some tire manufacturers to make a tire that consumers can run year-round but that can still be approved for places like Quebec.

Tire Experts Explain Winter Tire Secrets

  Tire Experts Explain Winter Tire Secrets Here at autoTRADER.ca, we’ve been proponents of winter tire use since winter tires were invented. And it seems that Canadian drivers are finally catching on. A survey by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada shows double-digit increases in winter tire usage outside of Quebec, where it’s illegal not to use them. To promote awareness of all things winter tire related this season, Kal Tire has turned to Winnipegger and pro race driver Amber Balcaen and one of their in-house tire experts, Geoff Wiebe.

“ All - Weather ” Tires Explained : Merging All - Seasons and Winter Tires . And in places like our home state of Michigan, the beginning of fall often means thinking about getting one’s car (or in our case, our long-term test fleet) ready for snow, i.e., new winter tires .

Forget all - season tires : winter drivers should consider all - weather rubbers for better traction throughout the year. Don't get stuck in the snow this winter . Tires with an S (for snow) on the sidewall don't need to pass any Transport Canada tests.

The light-truck tire category, into which the aforementioned BFG tire falls, has included some all-weather choices for quite some time (at the bottom of this post, we have included a complete list of the various year-round, "all-weather" light-truck and passenger tires on sale or nearly on sale in our market). The penetration of the 3PMSF symbol has been slower in the passenger-car category, even though there are many tires that may qualify for the marking.

The 3PMSF initially was created and reserved for winter tires. “Every tire needs the right balance of three things to work in those conditions—proper tread pattern, appropriate tread compound, and sufficient tread depth. This is true for a racing slick, true for an M/T tire slogging through mud, and true for any tire driving in the snow,” according to Woody Rogers, Tire Rack’s director of tire information. And while that balance is swinging wider than ever before, not everyone will be happy with the performance of a 3PMSF all-season tire.

  • Shopping for a Used Car? Keep in Mind That Tires Age, and Not Like Fine Wine
  • Winter-Tire Test: Six Top Brands Tested, Compared
  • Your Annual Reminder That Winter Tires Are a Good Idea

If you need true cold-weather, slush-cutting, black-ice-gripping winter tires, stick with those that you need to swap on and off. If you’re in, say, the Cincinnati-to-Nashville latitude and short-lasting winter squalls occasionally threaten to leave you stranded, the all-weather tire is a one-tire solution that might be worth looking into. Odds are that, in the future, more and more all-season tires will get the 3PMSF symbol while still maintaining a competitive warranty.

Popular Winter Tire Brands for 2018

  Popular Winter Tire Brands for 2018 <p>November is here, which generally means three things happen across our frozen nation: Tim Horton’s rolls out some winter-themed cups, everything is tinged with the flavour of pumpkin spice, and Canadians start talking about winter tires.</p>Regardless of how many axles are powered on your vehicle, winter tires are an important safety element of any vehicle plying Canadian snow-covered roads. Rubber compounds found in all-season and summer tires stiffen up once temperatures dip below 7 C. The physical construction of a winter tire is different, too. Winter tires set themselves apart from their fair-weather brethren both mechanically (tread design) and molecularly (rubber compound).

Nokian WRG3 All - weather tires bridge the performance gap between all - season tires and winter tires for people that live in harsh winter climates and don’t want to change out their tires each fall and spring.

Tires -Easy November 10, 2016 All - Season Tires , All - Weather Tires , Snow Tires , Tire Buying Guide, Winter Tires . Mountain/Snowflake Symbol & M+S Tires Explained was last modified: October 30th, 2017 by Tires -Easy. Related Posts

3PMSF passenger-car tires:

Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady

Hankook Kinergy 4S (Canada only)

Michelin CrossClimate + (limited sizes available)

Nokian WRG3

Toyo Celsius

Vredestein Quatrac5

3PMSF Light-Truck (LT) tires:

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO (select sizes)

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich Commercial T/A Traction

General Grabber AT2 (select sizes)

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar (select sizes)

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac (all but one size)

Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT (select sizes)

Hankook Dynapro AT-M

Kumho Road Venture AT51

Nitto Exo Grappler AWT

Nokian Rotiiva AT

Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus

Nokian WR C3

Nokian WRG3 SUV

Toyo Celsius CUV

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

When Inspecting Tires, Check the Expiration Date .
New old tires

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!