How To Distinguish Between Summer, Winter and All-season Tyres?

In this article, we will talk about their appearances and performances as well as their differences. 

If you classify tyres according to seasonal preferences, you will find that all-season, summer and winter are the most popular ones. 

All-season Tyres 

These tyres are precisely how their names suggest. They can be used throughout the year since they possess some qualities of a summer tyre and some of a winter tyre. 


It comes with numerous tread blocks, which are designed in a chevron-like pattern. However, these tread depths are neither as shallow as the summer tyres nor as deep as the winter tyres. 

Compared with a winter tyre, the compositional compound is harder, which makes sure that the tread life is longer. However, the compound is not as hard as used in a summer tyre, and thus, it cannot combat the same in tread life. 

Usually, all-season Goedkope Banden Leeuwarden are made of either or both of these markings that indicate good winter performance. One of them is M+S which stands for Mud plus Snow, and the other one is the Alpine symbol or 3PMSF. It is the abbreviation for 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake. 


It is not as flexible as the summer tyre, which does not allow it to have a good grip in summer conditions. Therefore, driving on dry pavements in hot weather will be a problem with this kind of tyre. 

It has large tread blocks, which reduce its chances of having edges. Without an edge, it would be difficult for the vehicle to corner and stop in icy conditions. Thus, all-season tyres are not suitable at all for extremely cold temperatures. All the features as mentioned above are inevitable for a tyre to have to survive in ice or deep snow. 

Summer Tyres 

Summer tyres are ideal for the temperate climate, and it is designed to tackle hot and dry pavements with ease. 


It is designed to have shallow tread depth, fewer grooves and solid and big ribs. It also comes with a bigger tread block than winter and all-season tyres. 


The tyre ribs and the grooving help summer tyres to maintain an excellent grip on dry and wet conditions. However, they offer their best performance only when the temperature is above seven degree Celsius. 

With their cornering and braking abilities, they have also become a popular choice amongst sporty drivers. Better fractions behaviour maintains easy handling with superb traction on bumpy roads. With this traction, the passengers inside can enjoy a smooth ride irrespective of the road's condition. 

The grooving makes it possible for the summer tyres to move with a very low running noise. Thus, there is less resistance while driving, ensuring that the car uses the minimum amount of fuel. 

Winter Tyres

Winter tyres are ideal for countries that have regular snow and experience a constant low temperature. 


Winter tyres Newbury are designed with a deeper tread pattern. As a result, they have sharp edges, which are also known as ‘biting edges’. 

It has cut all over the pattern, which are named sipes. Their primary function is to pack snow while driving through it. 

The compound used to make winter tyres is the softest among the three, ensuring a smoother and better grip. Its flexibility makes it easier for the tyre to remain unfettered in colder conditions. 


They perform the best with an excellent grip when the temperature is below seven degree Celsius. However, it is not advisable to use winter tyres in warmer temperatures since they induce the wearing out process. 

The winter tyres vibrate as the sipes or biting edges catch snow, allowing the car to shake the excess sludge or snow consecutively. 

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