Seasonal tyres will give you the performance you want all year round. It's important you have a good understanding of seasonal tyres and how it can improve your handling, grip and braking. Check out what you need to know on seasonal tyres.
This video discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using the different types of tyres as well as giving advice on what type of tyre you should fit on your car depending on the weather you experience where you live.
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Your guide to seasonal tyres
Which tyre is right for you?
Deciphering the differences between seasonal tyres and why they’re unique to each other can be mind-boggling. What really makes them each so well equipped to tackle drastically different weather conditions? We’ve outlined exactly what each tyre offers during different times of year; from road performance to the technology that makes them so effective. See below for the breakdown on Summer, All Season and Winter tyres, and to find the tyre that is perfect for you and the weather conditions in your area.
|Summer (Above 7 degrees Celsius)||All Season (All year round)||Winter (Below 7 degrees Celsius)|
|Driving performance||Designed for excellent performance during the warmer months (above 7 degrees Celsius). High tread elasticity and flexibility ensures a smooth ride.||Consistent tyre performance in all weather conditions and all year round. All season tyres combine the driving characteristics of both summer and winter tyres for good all year round performance.||Designed to provide optimum grip in cold, wet or snowy conditions at temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius.|
|On the road||Excellent dry and wet traction in the warmer months of the year. Precise handling for optimal performance, even when it rains. Short braking distances in dry and wet conditions.||Good performance throughout the year. Unique compounds work to maintain rubber elasticity in cold weather, providing better grip and control in adverse conditions.||Delivering excellent grip and short braking distances on wet roads, slush, snow and ice (uphill & downhill). Excellent braking, accelerating and cornering performance below 7 degrees Celsius.|
|The technology||Stiffer compounds and less aggressive tread patterns result in lowered friction and improved fuel efficiency throughout warmer months of the year.||Specially designed tread patterns that consist of multiple sipes to provide extra aquaplaning resistance and to keep you safe in heavy downpours.||Flexible compound ensures optimum grip and traction at low temperatures and extra sipes provide efficient water dispersal to avoid aquaplaning.|
|Making a Choice||Excellent performance in summer, whatever the weather. Below 7 degrees Celsius, summer tyre compounds begin to stiffen and this may impact traction. Increased wear in colder conditions can result in crack & chips along the sidewall and tread blocks, so you should ideally switch to winter tyres once the temperature drops below 7 degrees.||Designed to be able to cope with mild wintry conditions as well as offering excellent performance in the warmer months of the year. Be careful when the weather turns more extreme, especially in more rural areas where the build-up of snow or rain water might be more severe.||Designed for winter conditions when the temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius. Winter tyres will lack grip and traction in summer. Winter tyres will also wear out more quickly in the warmer weather, so always change your tyres back to summer tyres once the weather improves.|