You know the saying, “a Jack of all trades is a master of none,” but did you know that there’s a second part to the proverb that often gets left off? Indeed, the full saying goes, “a Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” Though all-season tires often have the “master of none” part of the phrase applied to them, there are many good reasons to view all-season tires through the more generous “oftentimes better than a master of one” lens. Let’s take a look.
What Makes All-Season Tires Different?
All-season tires are set apart from dedicated summer and winter tires by their unique rubber compounds and tread patterns. These two elements mean all-season tires can be used in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. While summer tires are designed to “stick” to the road and winter tires are designed to move efficiently through snow, all-season tires can do a little bit of both.
When Are All-Season Tires the Right Choice?
Though all-season tires aren’t the right choice for all climates and cities, all-season tires are a good option for drivers in California, MD. They have good traction on wet roads thanks to their complex tread pattern, they have a long lifespan of up to 80,000 miles, and they provide good traction in the summer and winter. Because the non-winter months are rather temperate but still wet, all-season tires present a great choice for Maryland drivers.
Are Winter Tires Still Necessary?
It depends! We get a fair amount of snow here in Maryland and the temperature stays below 40 degrees for much of the winter. All-season tires are most effective at or above 40 degrees, but that doesn’t mean they lose all abilities when 39 degrees hits. If you’re able to avoid driving in the snow, you may well be able to use all-season tires throughout the year. However, if you regularly need to be out in the snow, it’s probably still best to have a set of winter tires, too.
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