General information about all-season tyres:
All-season tyres should provide an acceptable level of performance throughout the year, especially when used moderately. With all-season products, you will always be prepared for sudden winter or cold spells in spring, as the rubber compound can survive below 7 degrees.
Furthermore, all-season tyres don’t require changing, so you don’t have to visit the tyre shop so often, saving you both time and money. Of course, these products still need to be balanced and rotated.
As already stated, a set of good, brand-name, all-season tyres will typically provide a better option than the cheapest seasonal items. This solution is ideal for people with a low mileage, such as 3,700 miles or less each year, and mainly drive in city environments.
This is because, when driving short distances in an urban environment, you will not wear down your seasonal tyres to the point where they lose their properties. Such tyres will grow old before they are worn down. You should also bear in mind that urban conditions are rarely extreme, as opposed to the wider conditions found in more rural locations.
Generally, it can be argued that it is better to replace a set of all-season tyres after 4 or 5 years, or 25,000 miles, than using the same two sets of summer and winter tyres for 10 years. Of course, this is assuming that you stick to a city environment, as described above, where the road surfaces are generally well maintained and winter conditions are often cleared semi-regularly.