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Old 09-04-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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Performance vs All Season

I live in Iowa & have to drive 5 days a week year round for my work. I drive a 2000 Chrysler 300M. I'm a bit confused w/ tire types. I was told Performance tires aren't great for winter & that I need All Season tires. Looking on line I see tires listed as "Performance All Season", "Car & Minivan", & "Winter". When I click on "Performance All Season" tires for a quote the next pages just calls it a "Performance" tire. What kind are truly All Season?
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Re: Performance vs All Season

"Performance" has to do with speed rating - and contrary to popular opinion, you actually need a tire that is capable of much more than the speed you normally travel at. I think H rated tires should be the standard as they hardly ever fail.

"All Season" has to do with the ability to handle snow - and the range is from "some" to "absolutely outstanding!".

So you can have all the combinations: Performance and non-performance, All Season, vs Summer. (OK the combination Summer Non-performance is a non-starter.)

But you'll have to sort this out by reading reviews. Tire Rack is a good place to do that.
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Cool Re: Performance vs All Season

I had this same issue and im from the UK But looking through blog posts and online articles this helped me out alot!

http://www.wheelwright.co.uk/blog/20...l-season-tyres

Hope it helps.
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Re: Performance vs All Season

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I was told Performance tires aren't great for winter & that I need All Season tires.
Real performance tires-- the real high end stuff, suffer a marked decrease in traction as the temperature drops. It has to do with the rubber compound of the tire tread.
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