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Winter tyres are necessary if you have winter weather

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Since it is not safe to drive without winter tyres when you have winter weather, using them should not be optional. Driving with summer tyres in winter conditions is associated with great danger both for you and everyone in your car in addition to all the others that are around you while you drive. You can’t expect to have any grip or traction when you drive with summer tyresand it might be that you can’t get your car to stop once you approach a crossing.
The trick is not only to have the correct tyres mounted, but it is just as important that you have them mounted before the winter weather arrives. You do of course have the option to use all-weather tyres that allow for all year round driving, so that you are always ready for the winter weather as these tyres, if they are winter approved, will work just as good on dry summer roads s snowy winter roads. They provide convenience as well as safety for all conditions. The best thing is that you are never caught with the wrong tyres, wh…

Don’t delay purchasing new tyres

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Tyres should always be kept in good condition and maintained properly. The tyres should also be changed as they wear out and the whole set should be changed at the same time to ensure that you have he same grip all around the car. The best way to obtain this is to rotate the tyres to even out any differences, which often can occur between the front and the rear tyres. If you change between summer tyres and winter tyres, this tends to be a good time to rotate the tyres.
The time to change tyres to new ones often comes from them wearing out, which is defined as when they reach a tread depth of 4 mm. When you go below 4 mm you lose a lot of the tyres key properties. Your grip will decrease, your braking distance will be prolonged and you are more likely to skid when you take sharp corners. The risk for aquaplaning also increases. This is why it is important to know when you reach this 4 mm threshold. The truth is that the only way to know when you reach the threshold is by measuring the…

A new tyre to battle wet roads

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Nokian Tyres have launched a new tyre that is designed to conquer wet conditions that can be dangerous and can cause aquaplaning. The new Nokian Wetproof, has gotten excellent reviews in the many tests done by various comparison tests done around Europe. These tyres don’t only prevent aquaplaning, but also give you excellent grip and control on wet surfaces. The braking distance is also unprecedentedly short. Being a summer tire it also has excellent performance in dry conditions, which is the conditions that you will face mostly during the summer. However, most of the accidents during summer happen when during wet conditions, as you have worse grip and the risk of aquaplaning.
By having a tyre that is able to perform well during the wet conditions and have the classic of the Nokian Tyres high quality trademarks a low rolling resistance ensures that your tyres are consuming less fuel. These tires have their unique dual-zone safety concept that provides a more balanced road contact and…

Don’t forget that the tyres is one of the most important safety features

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When you purchase a car, don’t forget how important the tyres are for the safety performance of your vehicle. Most people tend to always consider the safety aspects of a car when they purchase a new one, but when they purchase tyres there seems to be a different purchase pattern, as the decision is done without too much facts to support the decision. The EU tyre label that was introduced a few years ago has tried to simplify the comparison of tyres. It may not cover all the important aspects of the tyres, but at least it will give you important information on three factors that have a positive impact on your car’s performance and driving comfort.
Regardless of whether you are in the market for new summer tyres or new all-weather tyres, the tyres should be of high quality to exhibit the best safety performance. It is good to check various tyre reviews and tyre tests done by independent car magazines to see how the tyres perform in their tests. Some tests might favor certain tyres and t…

Fuel efficiency doesn’t only depend on the car

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How fuel-efficient your car will be, can be found in the specs of the car. The fuel consumption will depend on your driving style, the type of driving you do and what tyres you have on your car. Smooth driving style always consumes less fuel than a very aggressive driving style. So if you want to drive with low fuel consumption, then drive smoothly and keep the speed as constant as possible and keep the speed limits.
You also have the difference in fuel consumption between city traffic and highway driving. Highway driving is more economical because you can maintain the same speed and run the engine efficiently. The stop and start, which you experience in city driving, is not very economical and your fuel consumption will increase. If you are mainly driving in the city, you will have to live with higher fuel consumption than indicated. You can still drive as smoothly as possible within the city, but fuel consumption will always be higher than in highway driving. High quality tyres usuall…

The Correct Tyres For Your SUV

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When selecting tyres for you SUV, you need to go through the same selection process as for any other vehicle. You need to determine what are the key benefits you need from a tyre. If you don’t know that, it is quite difficult to buy new tyres. Tyre producers usually have a wide range of tyres and they all answer to different needs that customers want from their tyres.
Some things you might want to get, when buying a new SUV studded tyres or a SUV non-studded tyres, are low fuel consumption, low noise level and good performance on ice. The EU tyre label will actually indicate the tyre’s noise level as well as the fuel consumption, but it will not detail which tyre will be better on ice. It is good to know that the studded tyre will be a bit better on icy roads.
The EU tyre label is good for making decisions once you have narrowed the selection already. I would also use the Internet to make some proper research of good winter tyres for an SUV, read a few different tyre reviews and focus…

A new tyre to guide you safely through the winter season

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One fairly new tyre that I bought last winter, which has been nicknamed Northern Comfort, is a great non-studded tyre. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, is a tyre that has changed the winter driving for me into a very pleasant experience. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 boosts the best driving comfort I have ever had when it comes to winter tyres. Smooth and yet giving me perfect balance. Despite not having studs, it gives me perfect grip on both snow and ice.
I have always thought that I needed to have studded tyres to achieve such grip in winter conditions and it took long convincing from my tyre shop that the makers of the best winter tyres now can deliver great winter tyres even without studs. The owner of the tyre shop had these tyres on his car and let me test-drive it for a bit. It wasn’t enough to fully convince me, but he showed me how well they had performed in winter test versus other tyres, so I thought I would give it a try. I am now into my second season and I am of course now …