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What Are All Season Tyres?


All Season tyres have been specially developed to deliver high-performance levels in various types of weather conditions and temperature.

Using moderate natural rubber in the tyre’s tread, the tyres do not harden like a summer tyre when the outside temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius.

This helps the tyre to remain flexible – maintaining it’s grip and braking abilities.

All season tyres are also designed with moderate tread depths which have been engineered to help deliver a longer tread life than many summer tyres.

How can I tell an All Season tyre is suitable for winter conditions?

If an all season tyre features the EU sanctioned 3PMSF marking - Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake – this indicates it has passed tests to prove its winter performance abilities.

Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake

This unique accolade was introduced to be an easily recognisable symbol which displays that the tyre has passed rigorous tests to prove it is suitable for driving in winter weather.

It confirms the winter suitability of a tyre.

Are All Season tyres suitable for the UK?

The UK suffers from moderate and interchangeable weather conditions throughout the winter months.

It is not uncommon for the country to experience various levels of winter weather – from severe ice and snow to milder slush and rain.

Due to the very nature of the country’s varying weather conditions - all season tyres are a very good choice for UK roads.

As they can cope with changeable conditions very well.

Do I need to swap my tyres throughout the year?

Given the nature of all season tyres, which can perform equally well in the summer months and the winter months, the need to replace tyres depending on the seasons is not required when all season tyres are fitted.