All-Weather Tires from Tire Pirates in Calgary, AB

All-Weather Tires vs. All-Season Tires

You need reliable tires you can depend on all year long and in any type of weather. Tire Pirates offers all-weather tires and all-season tires for drivers in Calgary, AB. We want you to stay safe on the road whether you’re driving during the warm summer months or the snowy winter season. Many people think that all-weather and all-season tires are the same thing, but that isn’t the case. We invite you to learn a bit more about each type of tires. We’d be happy to assist you in choosing the best tires for your vehicle at either of our locations in Foothills or Chinook.

The Differences Between All-Weather & All-Season Tires

Your vehicle needs tires that will stand up to the weather, no matter the season. Living in the Great White North means we see plenty of snow and icy driving conditions, and your tires should be able to keep you safe on the road. The term all-season generally refers to tires that can perform well in a variety of weather, temperatures, and conditions. To better understand the differences between all-weather tires and all-season tires, it helps to understand their histories. Many of our modern tires were developed in Europe where snowy conditions are common. Two sets of tires were used: winter tires and summer tires. Over time, some tire manufacturers started developing tires that could be used all year long despite the conditions. Those all-weather tires have made their way to the U.S.A. One thing that separates them from all-season tires is the advanced wintertime traction they offer. To learn more about their differences, let’s take a look at two key factors:

  • Performance – All-weather tires offer the best performance on wet roads. They’re also superior in weather conditions containing ice, slush, and snow. All-season tires offer shorter stopping distances for dry weather.
  • Convenience – Since you can leave all-weather tires on between seasons, they have the advantage of being more convenient. You won’t need to change to snow tires or purchase steel wheels for driving in winter.

The Best Tires for Summer and Winter Driving

Driving in all types of weather can prove difficult if you don’t have the right tires. Heat, rain, ice, and snow are the various conditions you can face on Calgary roads, but Tire Pirates is here to ensure you have the ideal tires on your vehicle. You know that you can’t ignore the snow, but there is more than one type of tires you can use to drive safely in it. All-weather tires deliver solid performance year-round, and can stand up to most weather conditions, including light snow. They feature tread blocks that are set apart to deal with snow. They also reduce the need for snow chains or a separate set of snow tires. All-weather tires utilize crisscross and zigzag tread patterns that are specifically designed to get a grip on snow and ice. They also have a straight, deep tread channel in the middle. This helps to expel water and slush in order to prevent hydroplaning.

Are All-Weather Tires As Good as Winter Tires?

When choosing between all-weather tires and winter tires, there are some factors you’ll need to take into consideration. All-weather tires can have a somewhat diminished performance in terms of stopping distances and acceleration grip in the snow. On the other hand, they’re easier to deal with because they don’t require winter tire changeovers or additional purchases of winter tires and wheels. In whiteout conditions, heavy-duty winter tires, snow tires, or tire chains are your most reliable and safest options. The best winter tires for you depends on a number of factors. The type of vehicle you drive as well as the weather in your area should certainly be considered along with your budget and your schedule. Choose whether performance or convenience is your top priority, and then go with your best and safest option. All-weather tires can provide a nice upgrade over the original equipment all-season tires your vehicle came with.

All-Weather Tires & All-Season Tires from Tire Pirates

If you’re still unsure about which type of tires would be best for your vehicle, don’t worry. Our team is happy to help. We know the tires you choose for your vehicle will play an important role in how it operates in certain weather conditions. You might find that you absolutely need snow tires or that all-weather tires are the best choice for you. Tire Pirates is proud to offer you the best selection of all-season tires in Canada. If you do much driving during the winter, you’ll want to put some time and effort into choosing the ideal tires for your vehicle. We carry an extensive inventory, selling tires from the top brands such as Michelin, Westlake, Toyo Tires, BF Goodrich, GT Radial, Cooper Tires, Firestone, Goodyear, Uniroyal, and more. We can also order any tires you’re looking for if we don’t happen to have them in stock. We’re also proud to offer superb customer service for every tire sale we make. We know what we do is important because it’s our job to help keep you safe on the road. That’s why we work with you every step of the way while you make your purchasing decision. We won’t try to upsell you on anything you don’t need, but we’re happy to explain the benefits of and differences between all-weather and all-season tires. We know you have choices, but we think you’ll appreciate the Tire Pirates difference. If you’re thinking about switching to all-weather or all-season tires, contact us to schedule an appointment.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Top of the Line Tires
  • 25 Years in Business
  • Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We’ll Install, Inspect and Repair Tires
  • Customer Service is Our Top Priority