What are all weather tires?

Nokian Tyres is the inventor of the all weather tire. We have all the information you need to make your tire decision confidently.

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We’re happy to introduce you to the all weather tire

Install a set of our innovative, Arctic-tested all weather tires and forget the forecast. These tires are certified with the three-peak mountain snowflake emblem and built to provide peace of mind to weather every road.

What are all weather tires?

What is an all weather tire, and what makes it different from an all season tire? Most drivers don’t know the difference. As the inventor of the all weather tire, we’re here to educate! All season tires are not meant for snow, ice or temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). All weather tires, on the other hand, are a year-round driving solution for every weather condition. Unlike all season tires, all weather tires are certified for winter driving with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol to perform in any weather, no matter where your journeys take you.

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Safety that only works in three seasons is just danger in disguise. Fortunately, we’ve invented a tire that protects you from winter weather but thrives in year-round weather conditions. It's easy to misunderstand what an all weather tire is, and how it differs from all season tires.

Our tire Buying Guide can help you determine what kind of tire is best for the climate conditions in which you drive

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The versatile Nokian Tyres WR G4 optimally combines high-performance, all-season handling and reliable winter grip to make it a true all weather tire. Nokian Tyres’ fourth generation all weather tire builds on the uncompromising performance of its predecessors. The Nokian Tyres Outpost nAT and Outpost APT are all weather, all terrain tires versatile enough to thrive on the daily grind or off the grid. Our all weather tire innovations ensure performance in snow storms, heavy rain or sun-scorched asphalt. You can forget the forecast regardless of the season.

Crafted in the USA

We craft our all weather tires right here in North America. At our award-winning factory in Dayton, Tennessee, we blend Finnish innovation and American grit to produce safe, sustainable all weather and all terrain tires.

Extend your adventure

Did you know our all terrain tires also come with the three-peak mountain snowflake? The Nokian Tyres Outpost product family helps drivers extend their toughness, terrain and travel – even in snow and slush.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How are all weather tires different from all season tires?

All season tires can prove dangerous when roads turn into a snowy, slushy and icy mess. Unlike all season tires, Nokian Tyres’ all weather products are truly built for year-round use and are certified with the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, meaning they're certified for winter use. They offer excellent handling on wet or dry summer roads and superior grip in wintry conditions, offering drivers the best on all roads.

What makes Nokian Tyres’ all weather tires unique?

First of all, we invented the all weather tire. But we aren’t merely content to call ourselves inventors; we’re also committed to being innovators. We’re a Scandinavian company accustomed to thriving in the harshest conditions the planet has to offer, and we test our snow tires and all weather tires in the brutal Arctic winter for around 200 days each year.

Our all weather tires are also sustainably made. We don’t put any toxic or carcinogenic ingredients in our tire compounds, and we craft our products in factories that minimize harmful emissions and protect our workers’ safety. Importantly for drivers, our all weather tires have low rolling resistance, which means they’re fuel-efficient and create a reduced level of emissions.

Are all weather tires necessary where I live?

If you get mild or unpredictable weather during the winter months, all weather tires are a great fit for you. They’re built to thrive in the ever-changing winter conditions many parts of North America face. All weather tires are also a good idea if the temperature frequently drops close to freezing in the winter, even if it doesn’t snow often.

If you live in an area with consistently severe winter conditions, dedicated winter tires are still the right move. Nothing performs more effectively on snow and ice than winter products – and since we invented the winter tire, we recommend driving ours. But all weather tires offer a great blend of convenience and safety, and they far outperform all season tires in winter weather.

Looking to learn more about what type of tire is safest for the climate conditions where you live? Check out our Tire Buying Guide - we created it to help you make an informed decision on your next set of tires. 

Nokian Tyres' ALL WEATHER tireS

Offering all weather passenger car tires, SUV tires, van tires, and light truck tires to suit your driving needs.

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The versatile Nokian Tyres WR G4 optimally combines high-performance, all-season handling and reliable winter grip to make it a true all-weather tire.

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The versatile Nokian Tyres WR G4 SUV optimally combines high-performance, all-season handling and reliable winter grip to make it a true all-weather tire.

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Encompass AW01

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The Nokian Tyres Encompass AW01 is a versatile all-weather tire designed to bring drivers year-round peace of mind in all conditions, from summer heat to spring rain to winter snow and ice. Exclusively available at Discount Tire.

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Nordman Solstice


The Nordman Solstice is at home on any road and skilled at getting you home safely. This all-weather tire is built to withstand snow, ice, rain or heat.

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Nokian Tyres WR C3 van tire offers precise winter grip and passenger car-like driving comfort. The sturdy novelty drives safely, durably and lightly on the urban streets and country roads alike. The pocket-type pump sipes remove water out of the road su...

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Nokian Tyres' all weather, all terrain tires

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Outpost nAT

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Nokian Tyres Outpost™ nAT offers supreme traction in all conditions, extreme durability and puncture resistance, and increased service life so drivers can extend their terrain, toughness and travel.

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Outpost APT

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Nokian Tyres Outpost™ APT is an all-purpose-terrain tire for crossovers, sport utility vehicles and small light trucks.

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Find a tire dealer near you

Our network of tire dealers can provide even further insight into which Nokian Tyres all weather tires are right for you. Visit our dealer locator to find a tire shop near you.