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By Tire Agent
September 07, 2018
Summer is almost over, and you know what that means – it’s only a couple months until the snow flies. If you’ve been riding around on questionable rubber, now’s the time to consider a set of all-season or all-weather tires.
The top tires for winter use
The all-season tread design is the swiss army knife of the tire world – it can do it all and is useful in many situations. On pavement, this type of tire provides good traction during dry conditions, rain and light snow.
But for those who live in locations with extremely harsh winters – such as Minnesota, Michigan, or New England– an all-weather tire is a better choice. The tread design provides superior traction in severe cold-climate conditions such as heavy snow and ice compared to your typical all season tire. You can tell if a tire is an all-weather because it will have a three-peak mountain snowflake symbol molded into the sidewall.
Whether you live in a location with severe winter driving conditions or someplace that gets a light dusting of snow, there’s a winter-ready tire for your car or minivan.
All-season tires for cars and minivans
Not everyone needs the capability of an all-weather tire. These are the best winter choices for those living in relatively mild climates that see light snow:
Falken SN250: It might now wear a three-peak mountain snowflake, but this all-season tire can hold its own during the winter months. Strategically-placed tread blocks ensure it stays firmly planted in the snow. Plus, its backed by a 80,000/75,000 limited tread life warranty.
Yokohama Avid Ascend: The Yokohama Avid Ascend features innovative design traits for superb winter performance. For example, it has built-in 3D adaptive sipes, along with orange oil compound to help it remain pliable in the wet and cold. A limited tread life warranty of up to 85,000 miles is offered.
All-weather tires for cars and minivans
When the going gets really tough, you need a set of all-weather tires, marked with a three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.
Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady: Made by one of the best brands, Goodyear, the Assurance WeatherReady provides traction in the most extreme winter conditions. Patented tread technology, along with a 60,000-mile limited tread life warranty, make this one of the best all-weather tires money can buy.
Nokian WRG4: Not much can stop the Nokian WRG4 with snow claws which increase side-to-side grip in light or deep snow. The grooves on this tire help disperse water and reduce hydroplaning. Backed by a 60,000-mile limited lead life warranty, this all-weather tire will keep you safe during the winter for many years.
Prepare for winter today
Get ready for the sleet and snow with a set of new all-season or all-weather tires. Tire Agent offers the selections mentioned along with many other affordable brands for your vehicle.
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