What are the Differences Between All-Season Tires & Winter Tires?

December 5th, 2022 by

All-Season Tires vs. Winter Tires - Emich Chevrolet near Denver, CO

Learn About All-Season Tires & Winter Tires in Colorado

Knowing what kind of tires you have equipped on your family’s Chevrolet can help you understand what type of conditions you are best suited to handle. Between all-season tires & winter tires, there are noteworthy differences to consider. The staff members at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood, CO, would like to help you learn about when each set of tires is most appropriate for your vehicle. If you are looking to have a set of either style of tires fitted onto your car, truck or SUV, request an appointment with our Service Center! We will be happy to get you a set of tires so you’ll feel confident riding around the Denver Metro region.

All-Season vs. Winter Tires

All-Season Tires – When you think about all-season tires, you might immediately think of them as “standard” tires. These are the tires that you will have installed on your vehicle a vast majority of the time in Colorado. A great set will make gripping any driving surface easy. If the tires are new enough and still have plenty of tread depth on them, they can also function suitably on snow-covered roads. However, sets that are older or are lacking tread are not advised for winter travel. 

Winter Tires – As we are quickly approaching winter and the less-than-ideal roads that we will be encountering, you might want to consider a set of winter tires if you haven’t before. These tires are made of softer rubber and have a special tread design that greatly increases the amount of snow that is displaced from under the vehicle. The tread depth is also deeper on a set of winter tires to prevent the likelihood of being clogged up with snow.  This provides you with peak grip for challenging winter driving. Need to grip on ice-covered driving surfaces? These tires feature little notches that amplify the handling capabilities of the vehicle when the roads become incredibly slick. 

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