Winter tires are specifically designed to offer superior handling on roads that are covered by ice, snow, or slush. Wider and larger tread grooves allow this type of tire to clear snow and ice away from the road, which allows the wheel to make better contact with the road.

Ultimately, you get better traction without the need to use snow chains when driving on hilly terrain or while driving at higher elevations. The key benefit of using all-season tires is that you don't need to take them off in the fall or put them on again in the spring.

Instead, you can simply drive to work, school, or other destinations knowing that you will likely get there without damaging the tire or your car. Regardless of the type of tire that you use, it is important to regularly inspect them for damage and to ensure that they are properly inflated.