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After finally saving enough money for a down payment on a new car, I was really excited about customizing it and really making it my own. I spent a lot of time going through and thinking of different ways to make the vehicle unique, and it was exciting to see how far it was able to come. I completely replaced the seat covers, overhauled the electronics, and gave the engine a serious tune-up. When I was finished, the car ran like a gem, and it looked even better. This blog is all about enjoying your new vehicle and not taking great features for granted.


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4 Characteristics Of All-Season Tires

by Arianna Tucker

When looking at tires, it is important to realize that not all tires are created the same. There are various types of tires, such as summer tires, winter tires, and all-season tires. All-season tires are seen as a balance between summer tires and winter tires and have their own unique characteristics.

#1 Moderate Tire Depth

All-season tires have a moderate tire depth, in comparison to summer tires which have a short tire depth and winter tires that have longer tire depths. The moderate tire depth is there as a compromise to provide one with the grip that they need on the road both when the road is hot and dry and when the road is cooler and wet. A moderate tire depth allows your tire to grip in the road well in a wide variety of different weather conditions.

#2 Long Tread Life

The tread on all-weather tires is designed to last. The tread on all-weather tires is specially designed to last for a higher number of miles than summer tires. All-seasons tires have a longer tread life because the tread is deeper and is designed to be on your vehicle for the long-term.

#3 Works Well in Light Winter Conditions

All-weather tires are specially designed to work well in light winter conditions. They are designed to provide good traction in the rain and can provide okay traction when there is snow on the ground. All-weather tires are not for really extreme winter weather though.

If you live somewhere that only gets a little snow a couple of days the entire winter, if at all, all-season tires will work well on your vehicle. If you live somewhere where snow and ice are regular occurrences during the winter season though, you need winter tires to give you the grip and traction you need during the winter months.

#3 Works Well During the Summer

All-weather tires also work well during the summer. They are able to grip the road and provide you with the traction you need. If you really want to have the best corning and braking abilities though the summertime, you may want to switch to summer tires for the hotter months of the year. Summer tires wear out faster, but grip the road together and provide you with better braking and cornering abilities.

All-weather tires have moderate tire depth and a long tread life that is designed to provide you with the grip and traction you need during the hot summer months and during the wet fall and winter months as well. They work best in moderate climates that don't get extreme winters or summers. If you live somewhere with more extreme winters and summers, you may want to look into putting winter and summer tires on your vehicle as appropriate.

Contact a local tire shop for more information and assistance.