Winter tires designed for the extreme conditions in colder weather with snow and ice. Such tires are widely used for passenger cars, light trucks, trucks and buses, and are optimized to drive at temperatures below 7 ℃ (45 ℉).The tread compound is usually softer than summer tires and provides better grip on ice and snow.
Winter tires are generally categorized into two types: studdable and studless.
Vehicle tires that have metal pins or "studs" protruding from them are called studded tires. The tires make driving safer because of the way the metal pins in bit into the ice and caused enough friction to prevent slipping and sliding on icy and snowy roads.
Studless snow tires are the most popular style of snow tire. The tires are lack of the small metal studs that poke out from the treads of studded tires, but they are designed to have good traction performance on icy and snowy roads using special compound and do not make as much noise as studded tires, offering better ride comfort.
All-season tire is a compromise between one developed for use on dry and wet roads during summer and one developed for use under winter conditions. It is designed to provide balanced dry and wet performance, as well as acceptable snow traction in regions with light winter weather. They have become ubiquitous for original fitment of vehicles and replacement market due to their convenience and their adequate performance in most situations.
Summer tire are designed for ultra-high performance driving in warm seasons, built for responsive handling & control in both dry and wet conditions and providing great road traction.