Jones Junction, a dealership in Maryland, offers tips online about whether to choose winter tires for your vehicle.
Workers at Jones Junction regularly are asked about winter tires and the difference between winter and all-weather tires. The real difference is in the tread. The tread on a winter tire is made for offering better traction over icy and snowy surfaces. The rubber also doesn't harden as much in cold weather as the rubber on an all-weather tire.
If you live in a climate where winter weather is unpredictable, you may wonder whether it's worth getting winter tires. Winter tires are even more useful for those without much winter driving experience.
They're also great for rural and hilly areas. If you mostly drive on major city roads and highways, all-weather tires may do. If you have to show up for work no matter what the weather, a set of winter tires can make the drive less harrowing.