For those of you that are not sure whether you should get winter tires or all-season tires, then there are a few signs that you should look out for that will let you know when you should get either. Winter tires and all-season tires will do well in different environments.
If it is not that cold yet or you are living in an area where it rarely if ever snows, then you might be okay with all-season tires. For one thing, the all-season tires have treading that is meant to have enough flexibility to handle the summer and the somewhat cold winter days.
For those of you that live in the icy and snowy areas, you are definitely going to need winter tires. For one thing, the winter tires are made up of rubber that is designed to remain flexible in the cold. At the same time, they have patterns that are designed to bite into the snow.