When making the decision to put all-season tires or all-weather tires on your SUV, it is important to realize the differences between these tires. All-weather tires have the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol that certifies them for winter use. All-season tires do not hold this emblem and are therefore not recommended for severe winter use. They are actually made for three seasons and not four, despite what the name would have you believe. Factors to consider when choosing between all-weather and all-season tires come down to what kind of weather you experience where you reside.
There are several good SUV all-season tires and SUV all-weather tires on the market. The Nokian WR G4 SUV is a tire with excellent winter grip combined with all-season durability. It offers low rolling resistance, extreme wet performance with additional slush and aquaplaning protection, excellent handling on snowy and dry surfaces, and holds the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol that designates it for use in severe winter conditions. This is the same emblem held by winter tires; all-weather tires can be considered somewhat of a hybrid between an all-season tire and a winter tire.
SUV all-season tires, on the other hand, do not hold this emblem and should be considered for year-round use only in areas that don’t experience winter conditions. The Nokian eNTYRE C/S all-season tire offers the latest technologies and uncompromising performance and durability on both wet and dry surfaces. It is equipped with the Aramid Sidewall technology that helps it withstand punctures and cuts. Its sidewall rubber is made up of extremely strong aramid fibers, the same material utilized by the aerospace and defense industries. This makes it possible to drive on rocky surfaces with few worries.
The choice between SUV all-season tires and SUV all-weather tires needs to be a decision made with your weather conditions in mind. It is also important to know what kind of driving you will be doing and to keep in mind that SUVs are heavier vehicles that require tires with good grip and traction to allow for proper braking. All Nokian Tyres SUV all-season products and SUV all-weather tires have new innovations to ensure proper grip and traction for all seasons.