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It's time for our August blog! This month we will be focusing on all-season tires, their pros, and cons, as well as a few things to consider before heading out and purchasing your next new set of tires for your automobile.
As the year goes by, the seasons bring weather changes that affect the road conditions you drive on. As your tires are the contact point between the road and your vehicle, it is essential to know you can count on your tires to do their job. Here at Avid Autowerx, we want to give you peace of mind by offering professional recommendations for which tires you should mount on your vehicle. Follow us in learning more about all-season tires and what they can bring to your car.
All-season tires are versatile in that they can be used throughout the year in several road conditions. When you are comparing all-season tires, some important things to consider include:
Speed ratings: The speed rating of a tire indicates the maximum speed the tire can safely maintain over time. A higher speed rating means better handling and control.
Tread patterns: These patterns provide traction and handling when you are on the road. Depending on the weather conditions, the tread pattern of your tires may look different. The tread pattern on all-season tires offers a blend of summer and winter tire treads.
Traction ratings: This feature is measured by the tire's ability to come to a halt in wet weather conditions. In the same way as the tread pattern, a higher rating indicates a better overall performance.
Mileage: For the most part, tread-life warranties will not replace a prematurely worn-out tire at no cost, but rather instead, they will offer you a prorated replacement price based on the mileage that remains and uses that as a discounted rate.
Price: All-season tires range from a wide variety of prices. The cheapest tires will go for anywhere from $50-$100, the moderate-priced tires go for $100-$300, and the high-end tires will range from $300-$1000 each.
Some positives about all-season tires are that you avoid constantly changing out your tires for the seasons, which is ideal unless you are in extreme weather. It is recommended to get winter tires if you are around heavy snow and storms as they have the best grip on ice and snow. It is vital to decide the best tires for your vehicle according to the road conditions you will be surrounded by.
If you still have any doubts or concerns about choosing the right tire for you, we can assist you with any questions. Our team at Avid Autowerx would be more than happy to help you. Click here to schedule your appointment or visit us at 5591 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227.