What is the difference between winter tires versus all-season tires?
On dry pavement with temperatures just below freezing, the stopping distance for vehicles equipped with all-season tires is 30% longer than for vehicles with winter tires.
Winter tires also have better traction on a snowy surface at temperatures of -40 than all-season tires have a +4.
Even on dry pavement the overall performance of an all-season tire declines as the temperature becomes colder.
Revealing the truth about winter tires
Myth: Regular tires provide sufficient traction in winter.
Reality: Winter tires are superior to summer tires and all-season tires in terms of traction, braking performance and cornering in all winter conditions.
Myth: Winter tires are only useful in regions with lots of snow.
Reality: Winter tires outperform other types of tires during all weather conditions, including dry surfaces, once temperatures drop below 7 degrees.
Myth: Vehicles with ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), all-wheel (AWD) or four-wheel drive do not need winter tires.
Reality: In winter driving conditions, safety features like ABS, ESC, AWD or four-wheel drive are compromised without the use of winter tires.
Myth: Two winter tires instead of a complete set of four winter tires is sufficiently safe.
Reality: Mixing different types of tires can cause a vehicle to have uncontrollable handling characteristics.
Why Buy Tires at Audi of Richmond ?
Value: we offer the top tire brands at competitive prices.
Expertise: Our staff will recommend tires best suited for your vehicle and driving needs.
Product: Audi approved tires are designed to enhance the performance and provide the safety to can rely on.