What are the benefits of an all-season tyre?Explainer
A lot of motorists may not understand the benefits of an all-season tyre, or even realise this is an alternative option to summer and winter tyres. With many motorists driving on winter or summer tyres all year round – compromising the safety of themselves and other drivers – coupled with the unpredictable nature of the British weather, it’s useful to understand the benefits that moving to all-season tyres can offer.
Developed for countries with varying climates, all-season tyres can provide essential safety features when transitioning through different weather conditions, without the need to swap between summer tyres and winter tyres.
Winter tyres and summer tyres will always incur a trade-off in performance outside their respective seasons, but all-season tyres are designed to be ready for anything, offering 90% of the performance of a winter tyre and 91% of the performance of a summer tyre. Although they may not offer the same level of individual seasonal performance, they remain a strong cross-climate solution.
What are the different types of tyres?
- Winter – Enabling better grip in snowy conditions and superior contact on icy surfaces
- Summer – Best in dry and warm conditions, normally the standard tyre found on many vehicles in Britain
- All-season – Beneficial in moderate, changeable climates all year round
Many countries have now enforced legislation that requires residents to change tyres from summer to winter and vice versa. However, all-season tyres that meet the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) certification are legally allowed to remain on the vehicle all year round, removing the hassle of the seasonal switch and finding somewhere to store your out of season tyres.
While Britain has a temperate climate and does not require any seasonal changeovers by law, all-season tyres are still recommended for improving safety, longevity in winter, and consistent performance in unpredictable conditions. All-season tyres may also offer a quieter, more comfortable ride and due to the formulation of their compound, they can typically last longer than the alternatives because of their ability to adapt.
With the popularity of all-season tyres increasing, people are seeing the advantages of fitting all-season tyres to their cars. Fortunately, Landsail offers a range of all-season tyres for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars.
Designed to increase performance and control in all seasons, the 4Seasons tyre provides a solid platform for tackling driving conditions in all climates.
Landsail 4Seasons Van
Engineered to blend year-round handling and comfort with the longevity van drivers need, 4Seasons Van delivers performance throughout the seasons.
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You can also check out Fuzz’s overview of our 4-Season lineup below!