Tire Rack Tire Test
Tire Rack Tire Test; Firstly, we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an ice rink as our test track.
My own opinion is that the tougher the climate where you live then the tougher the type of tyres that you should fit. Also, the further north that you drive in ,then the colder it usually is. Therefore you should fit the winter tyres.
In places like Spain or Portugal then i think that the all-weather tyres will be the best option. These tyres are excellent in heavy rain storms and also snow or sleet showers. If you live in a mountainous area then snow tyres will be the order of the day.
We are in a similar position here in Halifax in the UK. Some winters we experience heavy snow and other winters practically no snow at all. To be on the safe side we do recommend that our clients fit winter tyres in November at the beginning of the winter driving period.
There is no doubt that all-weather tyres are getting more and more popular. In my opinion, many parts of the UK would be better fitting the all-weather tyres. Flat areas, such as Lincolnshire, would not require winter tyres. All-weather tyres would be a much better option due to the long road stretches and then leading to a sharp bend.
All-weather tyres would cope much better in really wet winter weather, that the standard summer tyres.