There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that’ll suit your needs.
All-season tires are designed to give you a good balance of road performance, no matter what the weather outside looks like. They aren’t particularly geared toward anything specific but are meant to be an all around well performing tire. These tires provide a quiet, smooth ride on the highway, in addition to good traction in most conditions.
Summer tires are designed to perform well in wet or dry conditions, diverting rainwater away from the tread and maintaining traction whether it’s rainy or sunny outside. These tires don’t perform well in the snow and ice but are exceptionally good performers in warm climates.
Winter tires are a must have if you’re spending any time in extended winter climates. These tires effectively grip through snow and ice and are specifically engineered to perform in cold, slippery conditions.
All terrain tires have deeper tread and are designed for use in sand, snow, mud, and on the road. They might be a little noisier than all-season tires but will perform better off the street or in extreme conditions. They’re essentially a more rugged version of all-season tires.
If you need a second opinion or want to check out your options, Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has you covered. We’ll help you find a tire that matches your budget, vehicle, driving style, and the conditions you drive in.
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