Weather and Driving conditions
In this step you can significantly narrow choices by determining if you want dedicated winter tires, dedicated summer tires (usually for sports and high-performance cars and are not meant for cold weather or snow), or all-season tires.
Some tips to determining the difference between all-season and dedicated winter tires: if you live in an area that sees all four seasons and the winter snowfall is light, all-season tires might be a great option for you. However, if you live in an area that routinely experiences extremely cold temperatures and/or heavy snowfall, you should consider having a set of dedicated winter tires. Learn more about winter tires here.