Deciding which new tyres to buy can be a real challenge, because there are so many to choose from. Now the rapid development of all-season tyres means there are even more options for motorists to take into serious consideration.
As the summer ebbs away, UK motorists are increasingly considering the benefits of fitting all-season tyres, also referred to as all-weather and cross climate tyres.
All-season tyres have been created from a new mix of compounds and innovations, with tyre manufacturers integrating the characteristics of both summer and winter tyres to deliver performance all year round. Of course, the downside to this is that they ultimately provide a compromise between both types of tyre at certain times of year.
The reason for the growth in popularity of all-season tyres is largely down to the milder winters and an increase in urbanisation, especially in European countries. They are widely regarded as a sound choice for city drivers and those who clock up low annual mileage.
A big advantage of all-season tyres is that they will help to keep drivers safe on roads in all weathers, without the hassle of switching between winter and summer tyres.
It is therefore not surprising that the all-season tyre segment is the fastest growing in Europe, according to figures published by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association, with the leading tyre manufacturers constantly introducing new options to their product lines and updating existing ranges.
Most recently, Goodyear announced it is adding a further 14 sizes to its Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 product line, extending its suitability to larger, more powerful cars.
Meanwhile, Pirelli is introducing the Cinturato All Season Plus, billed as an ideal tyre for motorists who live in regions with moderate weather conditions and primarily drive in urban areas.
Pirelli is also catering to the rapidly growing SUV market, with the Scorpion Zero All Season, an ultra high performance (UHP) tyre aimed at premium and prestige segment vehicles. The tyre has already gained an impressive 12 original equipment homologations, including on the new Range Rover Velar.
Go to etyres All Seasons tyres page to find more information.
Denna Bowman, Head Office