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SUVs are great and safe vehicles, but they are only as safe as the safety of their tires. If you don’t have a good set of tires mounted on your SUV, you might risk being in accidents more frequently. It is essential that you check the tread depth to ensure that its key properties associated with tread depth are intact. When the threshold value goes below 5/32 inches, you lose a lot of the tires’ important properties. These include braking distance, grip, and ability to prevent hydroplaning. It is therefore important that you check your tread depth and preferably also monitor the decrease of depth. The easiest way to measure the depth, if the tires don’t have Nokian Tyres’ patented Driver Safety Indicator (DSI) where you can read it from the tread, is by using a coin and push the coin into the groove and measure how far in you…

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When driving in wet conditions with all-season tires on your vehicle, you want to make sure that you have tires that are good in these conditions. Wet conditions tend to be to most challenging driving conditions during the warm season. During wet conditions, you have both the challenge of heavy thunderstorms with very heavy rain, which can cause difficulties by itself. In addition, you will need to adjust your speed and ensure that your windshield wipers can keep the windshield clear for an unobstructed view. During the heavy rain and after, you can have issues with hydroplaning, as you have a lot of water present on the road surface. You can also have large shallow puddles during and after heavy rain, which can easily cause the car to show symptoms of hydroplaning. Therefore, you want the tires to have both a good wet grip and the prevention of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning…

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Tires are very important when it comes to avoiding accidents. A set of premium tires on an electric car or a hybrid car will ensure that you get the wanted performance out of it; you should be able to enjoy better stability and control over your vehicle. Premium tires will also give you great grip with a short braking distance, helping you avoid accidents. Without proper premium tires, you are more likely to end up in accidents, and one of them could potentially turn serious. This goes both for your all-season tires and for your winter tires. For all-season tires, you also need good quality tires to manage curvy roads, quick stops, and avoiding hydroplaning during the thunderstorms during summer. When driving in winter conditions, it is even more important to have proper tires to manage the tricky winter conditions. The tires also have to be approved for winter use…

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When driving during thunderstorms, you will face a few challenges; one of them is the grip and that the car tends to hydroplane and the challenge the wipers have to clear the windshield from water. Some of the measures to overcome these challenges are to do the following. Adjust your speed accordingly to have high-quality car tires that are designed to prevent hydroplaning. Then you need to have wiper blades that are in good condition so that they effectively remove the water from the windshield. Hydroplaning is one of the primary reasons for accidents during thunderstorms, so this is a phenomenon that you need to be careful with. It happens when the tires lose contact with the road surface, as it cannot push away the water present on the road surface. Unique designs in the tread have improved how water is channeled out through the thread and to the sides…

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The two major issues that people have with electric cars are that the initial investment is higher. The second is that people worry about the range of the battery and the limited battery life. As innovations continue on all fronts, electric vehicles are improving. If you are not sure, hybrid vehicles are a good way to combine the lower fuel costs associated with electric vehicles with the assurance of being able to drive the vehicle with gasoline when needed and be able to refuel at a gas station if you need to go longer distances. The batteries are also charged by the combustion engine and the regenerative braking. By adding special tires with a very low rolling distance, electric vehicles have been able to increase their driving range. Today, several tires are recommended for use on electric vehicles, and some are even specially made for them. When you purchase a…

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People tend to spend a lot of time choosing a car for their families; however, limited or no consideration is given to the tires. They accept the tires that came with the vehicle, which tend to be all-season tires, and they might purchase a set of winter tires from the car dealer without much consideration. However, when these tires need replacing, they might be overwhelmed by choice of tires available on the market nowadays. Things to consider when you purchase a new set of tires are the type of driving you will do, what kind of vehicle you have, what are the different weather conditions you will need to navigate through, and, last but not least, your budget. If you have a high-performance car, you should look into some premium sporty tires – like the Nokian zLine A/S – with an appropriate speed rating, which indicates the speed the maximum…

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You should choose all-weather tires over all-season tires if you live in an area with severe winter weather or plan to go off-road, or live in a mountainous area or rough terrain. You should choose all-weather tires over all-season tires if you live in areas with winter weather because they have the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” emblem on their sidewall, indicating that these tires have met the required performance criteria. These tests are done in various snow conditions, and once they have passed, the tires are considered severe snow service rated. This is an important difference between all-weather tires compared to all-season tires that do not hold this rating. Therefore, all-weather tires are the best choice in areas with severe winters, at least if you are looking not to change into snow tires in the winter. It is because the all-weather tires hold the same severe service rating as winter…

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Tires are designed to wear out over time, and they will often have wear indicators in the tires so that you can see the remaining tread depth by looking at the tread. Good quality tires will last longer as they will have a lower wear rate than some of the cheaper ones. One thing is sure that all tires will wear out over time. This is one reason why you need to check the tread depth, to ensure that it is above 5/32 inches. If you go below 5/32 inches, it is not safe to drive with them anymore. The car tires start losing its key properties while the tread wears out and you need to replace the to be able to drive safely. Key properties lost are grip, ability to prevent aquaplaning for all-season tires and slushplaning for tires that are approved for winter use. You also will have…

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There can be several reasons why one tire would perform better than another tires. It is often related to the quality of the tires or then the that the tire haven’t been optimized for those conditions or a specific use. An all-season tire will not be as good as a winter tire in winter weather as it hasn’t been optimized to perform in those conditions. While a low-quality tire will not be as good as a premium tire of high quality, because they have cutting corners somewhere in order to save costs, to make the tires cheaper. Part of what makes high quality tires a bit more costly than cheaper tires, is that they spend a lot of money on research and development. This ensures that they can deliver tires that has been tested extensively in all different conditions they need to perform in. They tires are also continuously being…

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Both all-season tires and SUV all-season tires are a great choice for SUVs and can be used year-round in many parts of the United States. The SUV all-weather tires do however not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol which means they are not adapted for severe winter weather so not recommended for the use in areas with severe winters. The fact that you own a SUV does not exempt you from needing tires adapted for snow and ice. In fact, the 4-wheel drive of the SUV only helps with acceleration and not braking so it is important to have tires that allow for proper grip and traction. The fact that SUV all-season tires can safely be used year-round in many areas in the United States with mild weather, have made them a very popular tire. There are many states in the United States where the weather stays mild year-round…

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