There are three main types of tires available today; summer tires, winter tires and all-season tires. The tires are generally distinguished based on the varied tread patterns on them.
All-season tires are the tires suitable for all seasons. If you have all-season tires installed on your vehicles then you don’t have to change the tires depending on the seasonal change. The tire patterns that are found on all-season tires are more complicated when they are compared with the summer tires because it has been designed such that it can withstand longer winters. The unique tread designs of all-season tires are bound to give excellent all-round traction for all types of road conditions and also provide better tire noise features and tread wear.
Summer tires are used in countries where the summer season is longer than winter, or in more tropical areas. One of the best features that comes to mind about summer tires is that the braking and driving performance are of high quality on dry as well as wet roads. Summer tires are best used work in summer, spring, autumn. The block-shaped tread pattern on the tires ensures that the contact area of the tire is firm so as to make certain that it has the utmost grip causing optimum friction with the roads. Keep summer tires in good shape always because snow or rainfall can affect its performance, especially if the tire is worn out.
Winter tires are used in places that are almost constantly covered with snow and ice. The designs of winter tires focus predominantly on driving control and braking performance in tough cold weather conditions. In these tires, the tread pattern is heavily striped, with a fine-block-design coupled with deeper and broader grooves. This provides the winter tires with good braking performance and driving traction on roads covered with ice or snow. In addition, the tread rubber that is used in making winter tires also helps in creating good friction and flexibility during lower temperatures.