All Season Tyres
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Many car drivers are confronted with the question of whether all-season tyres, summer tyres or winter tyres should be bought. Are these all-season tyres really all-rounders? Are they really good to use on dry, warm roads as well as on ice and snow? Maybe they are just a lazy compromise?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the all-season tyres?
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Advantages and disadvantages of all-weather tyres
The advantages of all-season tyres are obvious. You only have to buy one set of tyres for the whole year. So you save a lot of money, because summer and winter tyres do not have to be bought any more. In addition, you save yourself the cost of fitting and you no longer have to struggle with storage.
The disadvantages are, however, the fact that all-season tyres are wear faster in summer. Because they are actually winter tyres, which have been modified so they can be driven in summer. The softer rubber coating of the all-weather tyre provides a higher abrasion when you drive it in summer. In addition, the higher fuel consumption and the more expensive in the purchase price should be considered.
What is "all-season"?
As already mentioned, it is actually winter tyres, which can also be driven in summer. In order to be able to do so, the marking M + S is necessary. This marking is, however, not protected by law, and since more tyres bear the M & S mark, although they are not suitable for winter, the additional "snowflake" has been introduced as a symbol. So you are always on the safe side, if the M & S identification and the snowflake is showing. To be legally secured, however, the tyre must have the M + S identification, these all-season tyres are classified as winter tyres in the road traffic regulations.
The tyre developers have really thought a lot, so an optimal tread mixture was developed. The car all-weather tyre does not harden even in the cold, but summer tyres do. The tyre remains just as elastic as a winter tyre would do.At the same time, however, these tyres retain their stiffness at hot temperatures, so they are just as powerful as the conventional summer tyres.
The all-weather tires for all weather conditions have been tested!During independent tests, all tyres have achieved good results. These tyre types have been tested on a variety of surfaces and all passed the test. It is a good alternative, to conventional summer and winter tyres. For small cars and compact cars these tyres are best suited for. For those who want to drive faster, have a sports car or do more mileage, summer and winter tyres are expressly recommended.
The first test was driving on wintry roads. It is clear that the "pure-bred" winter tyre is the winner. But the all-weather tyre could score as well, it has almost the same performance as a winter tyre. In the case of a wet road, however, the tyres can still be improved, but the tyre specialists are working on it. In summer, the all-weather tyres have a certain amount of wear and tear compared summer tyres, only tyres for summer are really in their element at hot temperatures.
Are the all-weather tires allowed in winter?
There is a clear answer: YES! S M & S tyres meet all the requirements, making them suitable for winter use. The insurance coverage is not restricted at all, even in case of an accident they are treated like winter tyres.
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