When To Use All-Season Tyres
All-season tyres 'does what it says on the tin', they're designed to perform all year round during the seasonal changes we experience in the UK. However, the tyres won't perform to the optimal standards set by summer or winter tyres.
Long story short, all season tyres can either be seen as the best of both worlds or a compromise between winter and summer tyres.
All-Season Tyre Tread
The tread on all-season tyres is designed to be a hybrid between summer and winter tyres. The tread has less grooves compared winter tyres, but still a sufficient amount to allow tyres to disburse water and grip snow.
All-Season Tyre Compound
The compound used to manufacture all-season tyres is soft to simulate the benefits of winter tyres. The softer compound allows for superior grip and reduced braking distances compare to summer tyres in colder temperatures. The softer compound also won't harden or become brittle like summer tyres.
Performance of All-Season Tyres in the UK
All-season tyres are great for the UK as snow and ice conditions are infrequent.
All-season tyres will perform all year round, so if you don't wish to changeover over from summer to winter tyres or vice-versa then all season tyres can be great alternative for those wishing to avoid the expense.
All-season tyres will perform better during the summer than winter tyres and better during the winter than summer tyres.