Preparing Your Car for Anything: The Best All-Season Tires on the Market
5 Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
Like any good all-season tire, the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred is a durable piece of equipment that will take you through each of the four seasons safely with stable control. The three tread system provides excellent control on dry, wet and snowy pavement. Some customers complain that the TripleTredsare not as durable as the Michelin Defenders (but that is why the Defenders are number one on our list!) however a 70k-80k mile warranty should bring some comfort to skeptical buyers. Overall, the Assurance TripleTred is a good tire for a good price.
4 Hankook Optima H727
Another great, all around, all-season tire is the Hankook Optima H727. A quiet and comfortable ride is where these tires succeed. For snowy weather drivers, the Optima H727’s will give a good grip, while providing a safe ride through rain anddry summer weather. Most consumers seem to have gotten long lasting even wear out of these tires. The Optima H727’s aren’t as cheap as some all-season tires, but are still cheaper than most.
3 Falken Sincera Touring SN211
For those looking for super-long lasting durability, the Falken SN211 beats almost all other tires in this regard. This is a fairly basic tire, and in being so it is also very reasonably priced. The SN211 is the tire for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money but still want a good tire. It’s the type of tire you put on your car and not worry about changing it out when the seasons change. This means a quiet ride is important and the SN211’s succeed at giving one. Despite a quiet ride, the Altimax and Defender beat out the SN211 as far as comfort.
2 General Altimax RT
For those who have to drive through wet, slushy areas more often than not, the General Altimax RT tire excels in wet conditions. Both from driver experience and tire tests, the Altimax RT has proved its worth when conditions get soggy and has done a good job keeping cars from hydroplaning. A comfortable and controlled ride is the Altimax’s main goal, and even in the coldest weather and driest roads the Altimax succeeds. While the Altimax performs well in the winter, in conditions where snow is super-heavy and roads are incredibly icy, you still may want to think of a more specific snow tire. Still, for most of us, this tire will function all year round just fine.
1 Michelin Defender
Comfort and durability are important in an all-season tire, and the Michelin Defender knows both. Whether roads get snowy, wet, or remain dry, the Defender will tackle all conditions. Michelin has taken a few of their past tread and compound technologies from their other line of tires and put them into the Defender. One of these elements is the Green-X which increases MPGs. The reason we love the Defender’s though is their long lasting durability and that they can be put on a majority of passenger vehicles including mini-vans. With all-season tires, most of us want to put them on then forget about them, and the Defenders are a good choice for that (don’t forget to check tire pressure though! Correct amount of air in your tires will help you remain safe and fuel efficient!).
Comfort, quietness, durability, and a solid grip in all weather conditions are what make a good all-season tire. While there are plenty on the market to choose from, take a look at these five first when it comes to the best in all-season tires.