What’s The Difference Between Summer And All-Season Tires?
Summer tires have treads that are more shallow than all-season tires, and in turn, tend to wear out faster. But, they offer enhanced grip for steering, braking and cornering on any given hot and sunny day.
All-season tires are made to be more durable because of their deeper tread. They have better grip when the road is wet, cooler, and even dusted with light snow. In comparison, all-season tires are built to have a longer lifecycle than summer tires.
In summary, decide what you value most during your drives in and around Toronto, and you will find the best set of tires for your driving needs.
All-Season Tires In Mississauga
Canada is ready to say goodbye to cold weather! At Mississauga Kia, we recommend that you make plans to replace your Kia’s winter tires with all-season tires, as the temperature starts rising. If you’re unclear when to make this change, just follow the weather forecast. When you notice the daily low temperatures are steadily above freezing and there are no more long-term snow forecasts, it’s time to book your tire-change appointment.
At our store, we get asked all kinds of questions about tires. That’s why we have compiled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for you to easily access on our website.
Below, you’ll find the answers to some of the tire-related questions we’re often asked. If you have more questions, feel free to call us or drop in, and we’ll be happy to help you!
What criteria should I use when buying a new set of all-season tires?
You should keep 3 things in mind, when searching for all-season tires:
- Type of Vehicle You Own – different types of vehicles may require specific tires. For example: a sedan will need a different kind of all-season tire than an SUV will need. (Ask us for details)
- Your Driving Habits – the type of tire you should buy depends on whether you drive mostly within the city or on highways.
- Your Budget – Price is often, but not solely, proportionate to quality. Sometimes tires can be affordable and high-performing as well. You may need to do some extra research or get the right guidance to find the best tires in your budget, but it’s definitely worth it.
What Should I Look For When Comparing All-Season Tires In The Market?
Treadwear and tire speed are important elements that impact the quality of any tire, including your all-season tires.
The treadwear grade of a tire is directly related to its life expectancy. It is critical for a tire to expel water to maintain contact with the road in the rain. This can be determined by the amount of tread on a tire. The faster your tires wear out, the quicker your safety may be at risk. Therefore, higher treadwear equals higher tire quality.
The tire speed rating is the maximum speed that a tire can safely carry a load for a sustained amount of time in ideal conditions.
Tire companies offer tires with different treadwear and tire speed. At Mississauga Kia, we sell most of the leading tire brands on the market from Michelin, BF Goodrich, Hankook, Firestone, Goodyear, Bridgestone, and more. With so many options available, we suggest doing your research ahead of time. You can look up reviews to get overall ratings from current customers of their products. This will help you understand the benefits and disadvantages of each brand.
Where Should I Buy All-Season Tires?
We always recommend that you buy your tires from a licensed dealer.
Do I Need To Change All Four Tires Into All-Season Tires?
Yes, we advise you to change all four tires into the same make, model, and design.