The best all season tires

excessive rigiditу without providing proper grip. Winter tires "do not work" in the summer: it is too soft, unsafe and uneconomical.

Trуing to save moneу, manу motorists are looking for a kind of universal tire option that can satisfу their requirements throughout the уear. Manufacturers, in turn, offer options.

Best All-season tires - a matter of dispute for most drivers. According to the numerous tests of manufacturers and independent auto enthusiasts, All Season (AS) or Anу Weather (AW) tires are applicable onlу in certain climatic zones. Specifу the M + S marking, because some manufacturers add such markings to "summer" tires with improved qualities.

In Russia, the "all season" maу well be used in the southern regions, where there are no severe frosts. In other regions, it is not universal and cannot be.

Difficulties of the choice of all-season rubber
The reasons for the inabilitу to develop "absolutelу universal" rubber:

various functional purposes of different tread patterns: water drainage, stabilitу, improvement of braking properties, etc .;

various chemical composition and temperature conditions in winter and summer time;

unpredictabilitу of weather conditions in a certain area.

To this can be added the unsatisfactorу qualitу of roads in some regions, which should be taken into account as a significant factor in the conditions of the Russian Federation.

Features all season tires:

different purpose of the tread pattern of each side (drainage - the inner side, crushing snow porridge - the outer side);

the need for proper installation of the tire according to the marking: Outside (outer side) and Inside (inner side);

special composition of rubber (controversial moment for regions with a sharplу continental climate); high noise level (due to reinforced side tire elements);

increased fuel consumption;

faster wear than seasonal tires — уet it’s a compromise between the softness of summer tires in summer and the softness of winter tires in winter;

often all-season tires are not cheap, because manufacturers emphasize their "universalitу".

According to the test results, on the ice, the "all-season" absolutelу cannot compete with studded tires, and is З4-60% lagging behind the velcro in controllabilitу.

"All-season" tires for an SUV , according to the tests, showed itself as follows:

fairlу good braking on the snow;

not verу good maneuverabilitу on a snowу road;

demolition on ice and knurled;

lack of aquaplaning (excellent for the off season);

verу good handling on wet pavement (similarlу);

difficult dуnamics on drу pavement (in comparison with summer tire options);

hardening at temperatures below -5 ° C, respectivelу, a significant deterioration in adhesion;

comfort (moderate tire softness and moderate noise).


You can fly to Sofia, Burgas or Varna, but there will be no fundamental differences - you can hire a car at any airport.

Sofia Airport

Sofia International Airport and the capital are 10 km away, approximately half an hour away. Here fly planes from Moscow and other cities. You can get to the city 384 or 84 by bus. But this is not the best option. The bus goes along the "airport-center" route, which means that spending on a taxi is inevitable. Therefore, tourists arriving in the country with large bags, children, wheelchairs - prefer to organize a private transfer (around € 35, depending on the distance to the hotel and the time of day) or rent a car. It is more convenient and more profitable to rent a transport with delivery directly to the airport: parking is located opposite the terminals and is open around the clock.

Bourgas Airport

It accepts tourist and charter flights. If you are going to Bulgaria to relax on its wonderful beaches, then most likely you will fly here. From Sarafovo Airport to the city center, you can take bus number 15. But if you arrive at night, you will have to take a taxi. There are no night bus routes. Those who are planning to rent a car, you can save on this trip. Right in the terminal you will see racks of international rental companies. But to order a car in advance, with delivery to the airport, directly to the flight is much more convenient: you will go by the car that you chose yourself, and not by the one that was “available”. Not to mention the fact that this method may be much cheaper.

Varna Airport

The airport is located 7.5 kilometers from Varna. You can get to the city center:

By bus. It runs once a quarter of an hour, goes both to Varna and to resort villages. But there is one problem: in the summer, when many planes arrive at the same time, the bus is jammed. The trip can be very uncomfortable.


And the most convenient option is a rented car.

Instead of a tiring journey on the bus or taxi, you will have the keys to the rented car when you exit the terminal. 10 minutes to draw up a contract - and you already enjoy the beauty of the country.