Summer vs. All-season tires
Summer tires: Summer tires are designed for optimal performance at temperatures above 7 °C.
These tires typically use a soft rubber compound that delivers good grip and handling on both dry and wet roads.
However, this same compound makes summer tires less suitable in winter weather conditions below 7 °C.
Choose a summer tire if:
You want to maximize your vehicle's handling and performance during milder months
You have a set of winter tires for colder months
You experience very mild winters with temperatures remaining above 7 °C (allowing you to use summer tires all year long)
All-season tires offer a reasonable compromise between the performance of dedicated summer and winter tires. They are a viable option for regions with moderate winter weather (light snowfall, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing). Goodyear all-season tires meet high standards for performance in winter conditions and bear the same 'M+S' and 'Snowflake' designations as winter tires. This means they are acceptable for winter use where winter tires are required by law.
Choose an all-season tire if:
You live where winter temperatures don't drop below -5 °C (if they do, you should buy winter tires)
You want to use the same set of tires year round
You're unable to store and fit a second set of tires
For optimal performance in winter conditions, we recommend fitting a set of dedicated winter tires.