Tire Designation Question: Why No All Weather ?


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Old 12-08-22, 05:57 AM
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Tire Designation Question: Why No All Weather ?

Hello,

Probably need new tires for my 2019 Outback.
Live in New England.

Looked at a bunch of on-line tire places, and was surprised
to see than none of them had tire offerings, irrespective of brand,
with a designation of "All Weather".

Seems to jump from "All Season to "Winter" designations.

Why is this ?

What should I know, but don't, about these designations.
Sure can get confusing.

Bob
 
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Old 12-08-22, 07:17 AM
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What is the difference between "All Season" and All Weather?
 
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Old 12-08-22, 07:43 AM
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I assumed they were the same but appears some differences.

Winter tires are for winter only, if that is of some interest check Facebook, always tons of extremely low milage tires out there.


 
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M&S rating would be good.
I installed General Altimax RT43 on our van and they are very good in snow and warm as well
 
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Check tire manufacturer's websites to see what they have available. You might not be seeing all weather tires because they are out of stock. Last year when I was shopping for tires even big retailers like Tire Rack had few options available, I assume because of supply disruptions.
 
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Read the "Winter and All Weather Tires" section at Barry's Barry's Tire Tech
 
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Old 12-10-22, 07:59 AM
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scroll down through the article to AW tires

https://beta.discounttire.com/learn/all-weather-tires
 
 

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