Designed to handle both All Season and Winter conditions, All Weather Tires concentrate their compound and tread pattern design on light to moderate rain, ice and snow conditions. All Weather Rubber compounds are softer than an All Season providing traction and performance both above and below 7°C.
All Weather tires are designed to fit in between the All Season and Winter tires, and are aimed at consumers who live in regions of the country that have both mild summers and winters, who do not want to change over Winter Tires to All Seasons Tires every year.
If an All Weather tire is operated in consistently high temperatures it will wear faster effecting performance in severe winter conditions (ie: heavier snow and colder below 0°C temps).
All Weather Tires carry the Mountain Snowflake emblem allowing their use on many Canadian Highways during the winter months, without the use of chains.
Difference between an All Weather and an All Season
Simply stated, an All Season Tire is not intended for extreme winter conditions (cold, ice, snow, slush), and does not carry the Mountain Snowflake designation.
All Weather Tires are intended to bridge the gap between an All Season and a Winter tire; thus providing improved winter handling and options.All Weather tires are allowed on All Canadian Highways that require the mountain snowflake; thus adding convenience for city people who venture up the mountain or into the country on weekends.
An All Weather Tire will wear faster than an All Season if used in warmer environments for long periods of time.
Difference between an All Weather and a Winter Tire
Just as an All Weather tire will wear faster than an All Season in warmer climates, the same holds true between an All Weather and a Winter tire. The All Weather Tire may have similar winter capabilities; however, is not a true winter tire and does not come off at a regular interval as a Winter Tire would.
All Weather Tires are not studdable.