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What are some good all-season tires?

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Drivers searching for good all-season tires opt for several Michelin tires, such as Defenders, Primacy MXV4, Pilot Sport, LTX MS2 and Latitude Tour, along with Goodyear Assurance, Pirelli P4 Four Seasons, Cooper Zeon RS3-4 and Continental Contact, say reviewers at Consumer Reports. Within the larger class of all-season tires, car tires fall into several specialized categories, such as all-purpose, performance all-season, ultra high-performance (UHP) and truck tires. These tires offer various designs and come in a range of prices.

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For general all-season tires, Michelin Defenders, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred, Pirelli P4 Four Seasons and Yokohama Avid Ascend make good choices. Although created by different manufacturers, these tires offer a long tread life and a smooth, quiet ride for drivers. They give drivers good traction year-round, along with minimal vibration.

Some drivers choose higher-end all season tires, such as the Michelin Primacy MXV4 and Continental Pure contact. These tires generally have better grip and handling than base level all-season tires on wet and dry surfaces, but have a shorter tread life. Standouts in the UHP category include Michelin Pilot Sports, Goodyear Eagle, Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2, Pirelli P Zero Nero and Copper Zeon, as noted by Consumer Reports. These tires are designed for sports cars, offering a sturdier grip on wet and dry surfaces, a higher speed rating and a design conducive to supporting handling and steering at faster speeds.

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