For safe driving you are relying on your tyres and your driving skills. The tyres play a fundamental part of making sure that you remain safe as you drive. Weather impacts the ability to drive, while it shouldn’t stop us. It is just that you will have to match the tyres for the condition that you will face. With matching the correct tyres and weather, if the quality of the tyres is good, you will be safe to drive.
If you live in an area with big weather changes, alternating between winter and winter weather, then summer tires will not be enough to cope with the conditions. You will then have to go for having two sets of tyres and alternate between them depending on the season, or then you can opt for an all-weather tyre that should be approved for winter conditions. The all-weather tire is designed to handle all the weathers that you might face, regardless if it is dry summer hot roads or icy and snowy winter conditions. You will still be better off during winter with specific winter tyres and if you have a solid reoccurring winter, then you should alternate between tires. However if you live in an area where you are never really sure if it will be a real winter or not and quick changes in weathers that might leave you with the wrong tyres. For these cases the all-weather tyres prove to be very important and a big reason why you can drive everyday regardless of weather and you don’t have to worry about the weather forecasts.
If you do decide upon changing tyres between the seasons, then you will need a set of summer tyres and a set of winter tyres. You will need to make sure that you shift the tyres in time so that you have the winter tyres on your car before the winter arrives and leave them on until the winter has safely disappeared in favor for the summer. You don’t want to drive with winter tyres during the summer as they will get very soft and wear out faster than intended. If you have studded winter tyres, then there are regulations in place mandating when the studded tyres have to be removed and also when they earliest can be mounted on the car to be ready for the winter season.