All-season tyres offer convenience and good performance in all weather conditions. It is not necessary to exchange winter tyres and summer tyres. You also save twice a change plus the cost of storing the tyres. You are also always prepared for weather changes and large fluctuations in temperature. That is good for safety. Vredestein's all-season tyres are even a test winner because of their proven good handling properties under all road conditions in Europe.
WHEN ALL-SEASON TYRES, WHEN WINTER TYRES?
In the snow, especially in the mountains, winter tyres are the preferred choice when it comes to starting off on a slope and grip when braking and cornering. All-season tyres are less suitable in those situations. In a flat country like the Netherlands, all-season tyres are fine to use instead of winter tyres. However, with all-season tyres you have to adapt your driving style in both summer and winter. The braking distance is slightly longer compared to the real seasonal specialists: the summer and winter tyres.
Winter tyres perform best under extreme winter conditions and in mountainous areas. This type of tyre offers the best grip in all winter conditions and is therefore the best choice in this situation. All-season tyres are also suitable for the winter sports holiday, but then you have to drive more carefully in winter conditions. All-season tyres are especially useful in changing weather conditions. Especially in a country like the Netherlands with a lot of changeable weather. The fact that you are prepared for all weather conditions is a big advantage, whether it is snowing, freezing or warm in the summer.
Keep in mind that winter tyres wear faster when the temperature starts to rise again (above 7 degrees Celsius). But driving too long with summer tyres can also lead to dangerous situations. The further the temperature dips below 7 degrees Celsius, the less grip a traditional summer tyre offers. However, this does not apply to all-season tyres, so you don't have to think about a tyre change for the summer or winter season. With this you not only benefit from extra convenience, but also from cost savings. In addition to the tyres themselves, you also save on the costs of changing and storing the tyres.
HOW MUCH DO ALL-SEASON TYRES COST?
All-season tyres are slightly more expensive than summer tyres but cost less than winter tyres. In addition, all-season tyres are cheaper to use. The big advantage lies in not having to change from summer to winter tyres and vice versa. You only need one set of tyres for the whole year and no costs for changing and storing the tyres.
HOW MUCH DO WINTER TYRES COST?
The following also applies here: the price of winter tyres is higher than that of summer tyres of the same size and also higher than that of all-season tyres.
COST OF CHANGING WINTER TYRES AND STORAGE
Changing from winter tyres to summer tyres and vice versa costs an average of 25 euros per tyre. The price is for tyres with rims. If the tyres on the rims have to be changed, you will lose double or even more. Storing a set of tyres in a tyre hotel costs between 35 and 50 euros.
All-season tyres do well in a temperate climate such as in the Netherlands. Even trips across the border to, for example, Germany in the winter and to winter sports do not cause any problems. The Vredestein all-season tyres Quatrac 5 and Quatrac Pro bear the snowflake symbol or 3PMSF symbol and thus meet the legal requirements set in Germany.
If you really want to be well prepared for extreme winter weather conditions and do not want to take any risks, it might be better to opt for winter tyres and exchange them for summer tyres in the spring.