Sportauto: All-Season Tire Test R19 2023
The Sport auto experts checked whether modern all-season tires can ensure adequate grip if you fit them on a sports car. In recent years, no sector of the tire market has developed as quickly as the segment of the so-called all-season or all-weather tires, which are now produced by almost any major tire maker you can think of. According to the Sportauto experts, if earlier these were tires with a narrow tread pattern predominantly designed to be driven on snow, now, thanks to new tread patterns and compounds, they have become much more effective on cold and wet surfaces, they better combat the hydroplaning effect and handle high speeds, while the snow and ice grip requirements have been reduced to minimal values. Due to this, conducting their next test, the SA experts reduced the weight of the snow and wet pavement scores (by 5%), and increased it for the dry tests (by 10%) — a performance area, in which many all-season tires have issues.