We’ll start the list off with all-season tires. These are probably the most common and cost effective tires. The all-season tire provides decent performance in a variety of weather conditions. These tires can be used on a day to day basis throughout rain and light snow. If you’re looking for a reliable tire for most applications, typically an all-season will be what you’re looking for.
Next we have summer tires. We threw performance tires in here as well since most performance tires are designed for warm weather conditions. Summer tires are exactly what their name suggests. They’re built for dry, warm roads and provide better grip than an all-season tire. If you do some spirited driving then check out a set of performance tires. These will provide the most grip and the most response. We highly advise against using this type of tire in the snow.
Finally, we have winter tires. These are obviously designed for use in winter climates. These have aggressive tread patterns that can grab snow and keep you moving in rough conditions. If you live anywhere that gets a decent amount of snow, we’d highly recommend picking up a set. You will be amazed at the difference in winter performance that these tires give you. Be sure you change them out in the warmer months however. Dry and hot roads can wear down winter tires much faster than normal.
These are the 3 most common types of tires. No matter what you use your car for, there is a tire out there designed to meet your needs.