Choosing a new set of all-season tires for your SUVs

SUV all-season tires

If living in an area with mild climate year-round then SUV all-season tires are a good choice. This flexible tire can be used year-round in areas without winter weather.  This is the case in many areas in North America and is probably the reason why the all-season tires are one of the most popular tires. Contrary to what the name of the tires would have you believe they are actually only suitable for three seasons and are not to be used in severe winter conditions. They do not hold the severe service emblem also known as the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol signifying use in severe winter conditions. This is available for all-weather tires or winter tires. Where for winter tires, you can have the option of having studded tires or non-studded ones.

SUV all-season tires like the Nokian Rotiiva HT has one of the most advanced highway tread designs with industry-leading technology. This ultra-quiet and sturdy tire provides both comfort and safety. It handles well on asphalt and gravel alike and can even handle light off-road conditions. It makes use of many new innovations that keep the main grooves clean thereby improving hydroplaning properties while extending the tire life by preventing “stone drilling.” This increases the durability and improves the safety while you are driving.

Other innovations used in these tires are the all-new high modulus tread compound, stone ejectors, silent groove design, silent sidewall technology, polished grooves as well as low rolling resistance making it an environmentally friendly tire. With its staggered lateral grooves, it can handle any weather as it removes water with ease and maintains a good grip on the road thereby ensuring good handling of the SUV. The Aramid sidewall technology is one of the strongest sidewall compounds on the market and allows this tire to be incredible durable and able to resist both cuts and impact due the strong aramid fibers. In fact, this same material is used in the aerospace and defense industries. The Groove lifts that are shaped between the tread blocks on the outer shoulder area improve precision and steering feel, especially when driving fast around corners. The “Circumferential Grooves” that are located on the tire’s shoulders, allows for improved lateral grip while reducing rolling resistance.

All-season tires are a great option for all year round driving in areas with mild year-round weather where they are well equipped to perform safely and precisely in all conditions year-round. With many new innovations to help protect from hydroplaning as well as unexpected dangers on the road they provide excellent driving comfort, stability and safety for driving in warm temperatures. If you want to drive in winter conditions then you can combine them with a set of SUV winter tires, that then can provide grip on snow, ice and slush. You can select between studded or non-studded SUV tires. The choice will depend on where you live, where you drive and what options are legal and available where you live.

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