Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires
All season tires are good for most conditions, and they are tough, so they tend to last for a long time. However, if things get snowy and cold for an extended period of time near you, then think about using winter tires for a few months.
Winter tires are specially designed to work better when there is snow or ice on the road. They have treads that both keep the tire clean of wet slush and cut into snow and ice, improving grip and traction. In addition, winter tires use a different form of rubber from all season tires. This rubber performs better in the cold, but less well in warm weather. Make sure to take the winter tires off once it warms up again, so you get the best possible performance.