The greatest advantage of all-weather tires is the ability to keep one tire all year long. Let’s face it: Who wants to store a second set of tires in the garage? The advantage of a tire that can be used year-round is obvious, but is it safe? All-weather tires can be safely used in all kinds of weather conditions.
Unlike an all-season tire, all-weather tires are able to handle snow and ice with excellent grip and handling. All-weather tires hold the severe service emblem – also known as the three-peak-mountain snowflake symbol – that designates them for use in severe winter conditions. This is different from an all-season tire that is only safe in the spring, fall and summer seasons in most areas. All-weather tread is made from an intermediate rubber compound that offers excellent grip on all kinds of road conditions. During the cold season when the roads are icy, snowy and wet, they work just as well as during the other seasons.
Additionally, an all-weather tire like the Nokian WR G4 has a unique tread pattern with grooves that effectively clean snow, slush and water out of the tire to ensure excellent grip and reliable handling under all conditions, thereby protecting from hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also occur when snow melts and there is slush on the road. These tires will ensure hydroplaning resistance in heavy rain or melting ice and snow. The Nokian WR G4 will still be able to maintain proper contact with the road and provide the stability you need to handle your vehicle’s safety and comfort.
All-weather tires are the only tires that can be used all year long in most locales. They outperform all-season tires in the winter, as all-season tires are not recommended for severe winter weather. The Nokian WR G4, with its innovative design, assures absolute grip and excellent handling even in the toughest of winters. This is because of the many new innovations like polished grooves and the 3D self-locking siping that minimizes heat generation, thereby improving the wear resistance of the tire. It also provides low rolling resistance to save fuel and the environment.