What You Don’t Know About Four-Season Driving Can Hurt You

Raise your hand if you think all-season tires work fine in wintry weather.

You aren’t correct – but you also aren’t alone!

What happens to all season tires in cold weather?

Most people don’t know that all season rubber compounds harden when temps fall below 45 degrees, rendering them far less responsive to the road when it’s cold or snowy. In fact, nearly three-fourths of North American all season tire drivers say they feel unsafe on the road at least a few times each winter.

Thankfully, there’s a Remedy.

Nokian Tyres invented the all weather passenger tire 24 years ago. And this month, we’re debuting the sixth generation of that product line – the Nokian Tyres Remedy WRG5.

What makes an all weather tire different than its all season counterparts? It’s an actual four-season tire in areas that experience unpredictable winter weather. We test our all weather tires north of the Arctic Circle and in the Spanish desert. The result? Rubber that delivers Natural Versatility for any conditions you face.

All weather tires stay responsive to the road when temps are cold. That means better grip during those nervy moments when you need to brake on a slick surface. The Nokian Tyres Remedy WRG5 has an asymmetrical tread pattern that helps with handling; the inside of the tire has snow claws that carve into wintry precip, while the outside of the tire channels away moisture like an all season tire. In between, a stability band that helps deliver a smooth, comfortable ride.

Nokian Tyres Remedy WRG5 tread with snowflakes
Nokian Tyres Remedy WRG5 all-weather tire.

If you live in the Sun Belt, you can probably keep those all season tires on year-round! If you live in the Snow Belt, there’s no safer cold-weather option than dedicated winter tires.

But if you visit winter or have winter visit you, we encourage you to embrace the four-season driving Remedy. Just take four and call us in the morning. 

To learn more about our tires and find a dealer near you, visit Nokian Tyres’ dealer locator.

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