Many cars these days are delivered with all-season type tires installed. The all-season label implies that these tires are good for any type of weather, and in some ways they are. But like most things that are good at a lot of things, they aren't great at any of them. All-season tires are a calculated compromise that tire manufacturers, and you, hope will work out for the best in all driving conditions. The question remains: do you need snow tires? This isn't a simple question. You have to consider factors like how long your snow season lasts, how much snow you get, how efficient is your municipality at clearing the roads. A look at the whole picture will usually tell you how important snow tires should be to you. Learn about the difference between summer and winter tires and decide whether you need dedicated snow tires this season.