What's the difference between all-weather, all-season, and winter tires?
- First test tread. Pinch a penny between your thumb and forefinger, so that the top of Lincoln's head is showing.
- Place the top of Lincoln's head into the tire tread grooves and try to measure at the deepest point in the tread.
- If any part of Lincoln's head is covered by the tread your tires should have enough tread but if can see Lincoln's above head it's time to replace tires.
- Make sure to check your tires in several locations on each tires as tires can wear differently. Check the inner, outer and middle grooves of each tire
- You can also check the tread wear indicator. You can find less and (2/32 of an inch) from the bottom of the tread groove. When the tread wears down to become even with this level, it's time to replace tire.
- Visit i.g. Burton Lewes Automall for all of your tire purchasing questions.
Winter tires are designed to stay soft and pliable at low temperatures, so they will deform and reconform to the irregularities of icy surfaces, resulting in a better grip. All-weather tires are designed to provide traction in wet and snowy conditions. Their reinforced sidewalls keep the shoulders on the road, enabling a better grip when turning on wet roads. All-season tires feature optimized tread patterns to better tackle tougher conditions such as rain or light snow.