When to consider all-season tires

all-season tires

All-season tires can be a great advantage when you do not want to change tires and you live in an area without severe winter conditions. This tires are not rated for use in severe winter conditions and do not hold the Three-peak Mountain Snowflake emblem to signify their use in these conditions. This tire is perfectly fine to use all year long in many areas in North America. The name “all-season” can be misleading, as it might make one think it can be used all four seasons; however, this is not the case. These tires are good for three seasons of the year: spring through fall. If the area where you live experiences severe winters then you would be better off with an all-weather tire. There is also the option of changing tires in the winter to dedicated winter tires.


All-weather tires, unlike all-season tires, are able to handle snow and ice and are therefore marked with the Three-peak Mountain Snowflake symbol designating their use in severe winter conditions. This is because the all-weather tire can be considered like a hybrid between an all-season tire and a winter tire. All-season tires are only safe in the spring, fall and summer seasons if you live in an area with winter weather.

Additionally, an all-season tire like the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 has a unique tread pattern that provides excellent wet grip and a smooth, quiet ride while remaining an environmentally friendly tire. It also has Silent Sidewall technology to ensure lower levels of noise and vibration. The polished lateral and inside grooves allow water to evacuate, thereby protecting from hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also occur when snow melts and there is slush on the road. 

All-season tires can be used all year long in areas without winter weather – or at least not severe winters. The great advantage with an all-season tire is that it will eliminate the need to change tires. This is only the case if living in areas with three seasons. The Nokian eNTYRE 2.0, with its innovative design, offers ultimate safety and excellent handling on both wet and dry surfaces. This is because of the many new innovations like polished grooves and the silent sidewall technology, which minimizes noise and vibration.

For more info regarding all-season tires, visit: www.nokiantires.com