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How all-season tires work

What you need to know about all-season tires

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Fast facts: key things you need to know about all-season tires:

  • They combine the best of summer and winter tires into one all-season tire that performs well in both warm and cold, wet and dry weather conditions
  • All-season tires mean drivers can use the same set of tires all year round, with no seasonal changes required
  • Your local climate is key. All-season tires are developed to perform well in milder climates
  • Regular checking and maintenance of your tires is the way to ensure optimal performance and safety

So, all-season tires blend summer and winter tire technology to create one robust and versatile tire that performs best in mild weather conditions. Let’s take a closer look at this tire all-rounder!

An alternative to changing between summer and winter tires

Seasonal tires offer the best performance in the conditions for which they were specifically designed. But for many car owners, changing tires every six months can be inconvenient. So if you drive in a moderate climate, all-season tires could be for you. They can be fitted once and then simply remain on the car come rain, shine, or even a light layer of snow. 

How do all-season tires differ from other tire types?

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Continental’s all-season tires combine characteristics of both summer and winter tires, offering a hybrid solution that gives drivers the best of both worlds if they don’t drive in extreme weather conditions.

They feature a solid tread depth, which is neither too shallow nor too deep, keeping the driver in full control throughout the whole year.

The adaptive all-season compound gives the driver top notch performance on snowy and wet winter roads. Thanks to a flexible tread design consisting of open shoulders with minimum sipes, all-season tires provide good braking performance in dry and wet summery roads too.

Overall, the key thing to remember is that summer and winter tires are specifically tailored to give optimum performance in their designated weather conditions, while all-season tires can comfortably handle all but extreme weather conditions.


Our superb test results speak for themselves. Continental’s award-winning tires perform brilliantly in impartial industry tests and can cater for your tire needs all year round. Take your pick!

Who are all-season tires suitable for?

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For getting around in milder climates, all-season tires could be a more convenient choice. This goes for a variety of vehicles. Whether you’re driving a sedan, a compact class or an SUV, our all-season tires come in compatible sizes.

With improved performance for reduced rolling resistance, our tires offer a significant reduction in fuel consumption which make them a suitable alternative for electric vehicles too.

In some parts of the world, your tires might be required to qualify for the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. We’ve got you covered there as well. So, while we only recommend all-season tires in mild climates, all of our all-season products are approved for winter use.

Maintaining all-season tires


Just like any other tire, all-season tires need regular maintenance. Not only will it improve your vehicle's handling, traction and performance for a comfortable drive, it will also help increase the lifespan of the tire. So whether you own winter tires, summer tires, runflat tires or all-season tires, always remember to do the following:

  • Check the tire pressure regularly and always refer to the vehicle handbook for the recommended pressure on the front and rear tires
  • Even if you have a TPMS sensor in your vehicle, Continental recommends checking the tire pressure once every two to four weeks as a routine precautionary measure
  • When you check your tire pressure, always check your tread depth too. To do this, refer to the tread wear indicators on your tires or use a tread depth gauge

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