What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For All-Season Performance Tires?
Trying to find the best tire to fit your needs is difficult, so here are three things to help make it a little easier.
The Tread Pattern
Most all-season performance tires will feature an asymmetric tread pattern. This is for a good reason, as directional tread designs are designed more for winter tires and racing applications. Symmetrical tread designs are made for extended tread life, not high performance.
How Much Siping Is In The Tread
If an all-season tire doesn’t have adequate siping, it will not provide enough snow traction in cold weather. This is why performance summer tires have no additional siping in the tread.
All-season performance tires tend to be pricier, so always be on the lookout for a rebate to help with that cost.
How Much Do All-Season Performance Tires Typically Cost?
I have seen it countless times where someone comes in looking for tires and is shocked at how expensive they can be. Here are some price ranges you can expect when looking for your next set of all-season performance tires.
Four New Tires
The price will heavily depend on your size and the quality, but a typical set of tires will cost you between $600 and $1200.
Two New Tires
If you were only looking to replace only two of your tires, you could expect to pay between $300 and $800.
Did you have a blowout and only need one new tire? It will cost you between $100 and $350 to get that replaced.
Are All-Season Performance Tires Worth It?
All-season performance tires can be worth it depending on your primary vehicle use. Obviously, if you plan to take your vehicle off-roading, I would not recommend all-season performance tires. The best application would be for anyone who has a vehicle equipped with a sports suspension and drives like Nascar.
How Long Should Your All-Season Performance Tires Last?
There is quite a wide range of mileage expectancies from these tires. I have seen as many as sixty-thousand miles on the high and twenty-thousand on the low.
If you maintain your tires properly, i.e., rotations every five to eight thousand miles, air pressure checks every month, and proper alignment, you can expect to see around fifty thousand miles.
Does the Year of Your Vehicle Matter When Buying New All-Season Performance Tires?
Absolutely not! These tires would be an excellent choice for any vehicle looking to get better handling and traction, no matter the year.
Anything Else Worth Knowing When Buying All-Season Performance Tires?
I want to tell you the difference between ultra-high performance all-season and high-performance all-seasons.
An ultra-high performance tire will come in higher traction ratings to give the tires better grip, and they will also have a shorter tread life.
High-performance all-seasons have lower traction ratings and are meant for vehicles like the Toyota Camry TRD, a car that will come with a lower profile tire but doesn’t have quite the same performance as a BMW M3.