If you own a SUV and would like to equip it with a set of tires that can be used year-round, you need to take into consideration what kind of driving you will be doing and where you live. SUV all-season tires can be used safely if you live in an area that doesn’t experience severe winters. It is important to understand the difference between SUV all-season tires and SUV all-weather tires.
All-season SUV tires are made for driving year-round
if you live in a place where you won’t be dealing with any snow. All-weather tires,on the other hand, are a hybrid between all-season tires and
winter tires and are designed to handle both snow and ice. They are even marked
with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol that indicates they have passed
winter traction testing and are rated for use in severe snow conditions. If you
live in an area where you experience 3 seasons instead of 4, you would be able
to use tires like the Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus. This durable all-season tire provides
durability without compromising safety or driving comfort. It drives excellently
on asphalt while being able to handle off-road terrain. Its aggressive tread
pattern provides drivers with confidence that it will be able to grip the road.
The tire’s stability is enhanced with the new re-optimized placement of the
tread blocks with enforced shoulder areas.
This tire will ensure that you get the most out of
your SUV tires, as it has cooling ribs that reduce heat generation and slows the
wear of the tire. The Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus is also equipped with 3D siping,
which also improves the grip by making the tread block sturdier.
SUV all-season tires like the Nokian Rotiiva HT are
great for larger SUVs and light truck in areas where there are 3 seasons. They
provide an advanced highway tread that offers a quiet and safe ride. These
tires also allow for the possibility to handle light off-road situations, as
When deciding between all-season
tires and all-weather tires it is important to be aware of the
difference between the two. Only then can you make an informed decision to
equip your vehicle with the best tires for your type of driving and driving
Living in the San Francisco Bay area, the Green family is able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip their family SUV with SUV all-season tires. With all-season tires they are able to keep one set of tires throughout the year so this allowed them to get some higher end tires to get the most out of their new BMW SUV X-7. They decided for the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires. This tire offers both safety and luxurious performance all year long.
iving in the San Francisco Bay area, the Green family is able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip their family SUV with SUV all-season tires. With all-season tires they are able to keep one set of tires throughout the year so this allowed them to get some higher end tires to get the most out of their new BMW SUV X-7. They decided for the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires. This tire offers both safety and luxurious performance all year long.
Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires are designed specially for heavier SUV vehicles to
allow precise handling throughout the year with their many technological
advances. Advancements like Aramid Sidewall technology ensure an extremely
durable tire as it is enhanced with aramid fibers, which gives the ultimate
protection against punctures. This material is also used in the aerospace and
defense industries. You can expect excellent grip and exceptional durability all
Nokian zLine A/S SUVall-season tires are tires that can be used all year around in San Francisco with
its mild climate and no real seasons. This tire is however not approved for
true winter conditions of snow and ice and therefor doesn’t carry the three
peak mountain snowflake symbols like true winter tires or all-weather tires. There
are some major advantages in performance in an all season tire as it does not
carry the rating for use in winter, they don’t need to compromise the rubber
composition to withstand below freezing temperatures and are therefore made up of
harder rubber that handles better on the road. Also not needing such aggressive
tread it allows for lower rolling resistance which translates to better gas
mileage and longer wear. If the Greens lived in an area with true winter conditions,
they would then have had to invest in either an all-weather tire or dedicated winter tires in
the winter. This might seem confusing considering the name of the all-season
tires would imply that they could be used even in the winter months as well however
they are actually only approved for three seasons -spring to fall.
Greens live in the Bay Area, they are able to equip their SUV with all-season
tires and with the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires we will get the best performance out
of our SUV.
Living in San Diego we are able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip our SUV with all-season tires. The all season tires allow to use one tire all year around which of course does make sense from a financial stand point. We did however want to invest in some good quality and well performing tires to allow the best performance for our sporty SUV. We don’t really use the 4-wheel drive or lower gears of our SUV we mostly enjoy the extra space and performance when driving on the freeway and in some of the dirt roads when driving our daughter to her riding lessons and our son to his boy scout outings. We decided for the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires. This tire offers both safety and luxuries performance.
The Nokian zLine
A/S SUV tires is designed especially for the heavier SUV vehicles to allow
precise handling throughout the year with its many technological advances. Technologies
like the Aramid sidewall technologies which insures an extremely durable tire
thereby protected from punctures with its use of the aramid fibers. This
material is also used in the aerospace and defense industries. You can expect excellent
grip and exceptional durability all year around. This will come in handy when
picking up our daughter at the ranch where the access road makes us think of a
rock mining site.
The Nokian zLine
A/S are SUV all-season tires that can be used all year around in San Diego however if we lived
in an area that had severe winters this tire would not be enough. We would then
have had to invest in either an all-weather tire or dedicated winter
tires in the winter.
It might seem like an all season tire would be good for all season as the name
implies however this is not so. The all weather tire is actually the tire that
can be used even in the winter as it somewhat of a hybrid of all season tires
and winter tires. The all season tires are great in an area like San Diego
where we do not actually experience winter with snow and ice.
We are lucky to
live in an area with such beautiful weather. This makes the choice of tires
easier however it is still important to choose a high quality tire to ensure
the best performance of your SUV.
Living in Northern California and with my recent purchase of the Volvo XC40 R-design, I started to look into possible tire options. The questions I had were if I should invest in SUV all-season tires or SUV all-weather tires. With the varying weather of Northern California, where seasonal changes are more present than in Southern California, I wanted to make sure that the tires I choose are able to remain responsive and safe in all road and weather conditions. Also, the SUV that I bought is quite sporty, and I didn’t want to invest in tires that would limit my driving experience. First things first. I would like to find out if I should look into all-season tires or all-weather tires and to understand what’s the difference between these two.
After starting to
read about the differences between all-weather and all-season tires, it became
clear to me that only the all-weather tire would work for me. This is because
even though it sounds like the two tires are the same, only the all-weather
tires actually can hold up in winter road conditions. All weather tires are
really combinations of the best properties of a winter tire and an all-season
tire, whereas an all-season tire is good only for 3 seasons. Even though the
name all-seasons implies to 4 seasons, the tire is not safe on winter
conditions. Having realized this, I still needed to choose which all-weather
tire to get.
The Nokian WR G3 SUV
tire is an all-weather tire especially made for SUVs. It can maintain driving
comfort while ensuring responsiveness as well as excellent grip even on snow.
With its snow claws on the tread’s diagonal and longitudinal grooves, snow and
ice will not be a problem. This tire also assures that it performs equally well
on dry surfaces with its “Groove Lifts”, which maintain stability and even
prevents wedging of small rocks. Even in wet and slushy conditions the tire
continues to perform well, minimizing the risk of both slush planing and aqua planning,
when there are heavy summer rains and when snow starts to melt in the spring.
If I lived in Southern California or any part of the country, which do not have winter road conditions, SUV all season tires like the Nokian Rotiiva HT might have worked for me. Nokian Rotiiva HT with its advanced highway tread would have provided a quiet and safe ride with the possibility to handle some light off-road situations.
With the nice weather arriving and with our upcoming trip to Yosemite, I wanted to make sure we had some well performing summer tires especially dedicated for our SUV. As we just bought a sport SUV, we wanted to make sure to equip it with good SUV summer tires. These tires differ from SUV winter tires being designed to endure the heat of the summer and occasional rain showers. We decided to go for the sporty Nokian zLine SUV tires.
The Nokian zLine SUV tires are designed to deal with summer weather,
which can include everything from very hot days to heavy rain. With the “Aramid
Sidewall technology” we will be well protected on rugged roads as the reinforced
sidewall technology gives tires an increased protection against impact and
cuts. Equipped with strong aramid fibers, the same ones that are used in the
aerospace industries, we will feel safer rolling down the freeway. This tire
also assures that we get the most out of our SUV as the steering is both quick
and responsive allowing ultimate driving pleasure when navigating even at high speeds.
We did at one point look into all-season tires but decided to go for a
dedicated summer tire.
all season tires like the Nokian Rotiiva HT would have been a possibility.
This tire would for sure provide a quiet
and safe ride. It also provides the possibility to handle some light off-road
situations, something we might need for our upcoming trip to Yosemite. It also
performs well on wet roads reducing the risk of aquaplaning. With its staggered
lateral grooves it can handle any weather as it removes water with ease and
maintains a good grip on the road, ensuring good handling of the SUV.
So, even though the all-season tires are not a bad option, dedicated
summer tires still perform better in the summer. That is because summer tires
are specifically designed to deal with warm weather and occasional wet roads.
The softer rubber compound in summer tires can handle the heat better and offer
more grip in both dry and wet conditions. I didn’t want to sacrifice any
steering, braking or handling, so I feel I made the right choice investing in
the Nokian zLine SUV tires. I am sure that on our upcoming trip to Yosemite I
will not be disappointed.
If you have changing seasons, your SUV needs tires that are optimal for the weather conditions that you will face during the seasons. If you expect to face winter conditions with low temperatures mixed with snow, ice and slush, you will need a winter approved SUV all season tires mounted on your SUV. In winter, you really want to have superior braking distance and great control when you drive and you will not have that with a tire that is not optimized for winter.