All Season Tyres
If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the country where you don't experience harsh winters or very hot summers, then you will benefit from not having to change your tyres each season. If this sounds appealing then why not invest in some high-quality all-season tyres from us here at Smartfit Autocentre in Peterborough? All-season tyres or all-weather tyres as they are often referred to are the ultimate compromises as they are cleverly designed to work well throughout the year whatever the weather or road conditions may be. These tyres are manufactured using a rubber compound which is used to allow the smooth compound of summer tyres and the more robust compound of winter tyres. What the typical UK motorist class as standard, normal, or original equipment tyres are in fact summer tyres! These tyres are designed to enable excellent grip and braking performance in both wet and dry conditions but more importantly, this performance only applies in warmer temperatures. During the winter the summer rubber compounds become brittle therefore making them less effective.
All-season tyres were created to perform well in whatever the weather, maybe a glorious hot summers day or a cold and icy winter one. These tyres are uniquely manufactured using similar compounds to those used in winter tyres to retain the flexibility when it is cold therefore providing higher safety which enhances the overall breaking distances over the summer tyre. Sipes is also a key factor which essentially allows the tyre to give greater grip to the snow. To differentiate the difference between your normal tyre and an All-season tyre is the mountain/snowflake symbol which is present on the tyre's sidewall. This unique marking indicates that the tyre has winter driving proficiency and is also a legal requirement when driving in countries where winter tyres are compulsory.
All Season tyres tread pattern looks like that of a summer tyre and is designed to enable high performance during the winter/summer months. Although an All-season tyre is around 20% more than your usual summer tyre it is most definitely worth paying the extra. For further information on All-Season tyres then contact us here at Smartfit Autocentre in Peterborough and we will be more than happy to talk through your options, alternatively if you wish to purchase your All Season tyres from us then why not use our easy online ordering facility by entering the tyre size you require or your vehicle registration number and within seconds you will be given a price that we’re sure you will be delighted with.