All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months.
However, if you reside in an area that sees significant amounts of snow and temperatures are below freezing for a significant amount of time, we always recommend using a set of four dedicated winter tires. The traction difference between an all-season and winter tire is so great and worth the investment for safer driving.
Take a look at the top-rated all-season tires in different performance categories for winter use*:
- Ultra High Performance All-Season:
- High Performance All-Season:
- Grand Touring All-Season:
- Standard Touring All-Season:
- Passenger All-Season:
- Street/Sport Truck All-Season:
- Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season:
- Highway All-Season:
- On-/Off-Road All-Terrain:
- On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction:
To view all options available for your vehicle, including winter tires, shop by vehicle.
*Based on consumer survey results as of 1/23/2015