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Continuous testing and improving is key for most industries and definitely the case when it comes to producing great winter tires. The best producers will keep testing their tires and continuously improve them. Nokian Tyres have excellent testing facilities in Ivalo in Northern Finland. The ability to test in real winter conditions and try to improve the performance on icy and snowy surfaces is critical. Nokian Tyres has definitely led the development within the winter tire field since they launched the world’s first winter tire some 85 years ago. A producer that doesn’t have the possibility to continuously test tires in real conditions and try to improve the tires, will not be as competitive when it comes to producing great performance. Copying a function or feature from a tested tire, might not yield the same performance. Therefore, high-quality winter and snow tires can really give you the extra performance and…

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I think everyone who has driven a car during the winter period agrees that it is by far the most challenging period to drive in. You have all the challenges of snow, ice, and even slush. They all form different challenges and more so if you don’t have the correct tires for them. The tires are specifically designed to successfully cope with these weather conditions, so when you have the correct tires on your car, you will be safe, while if you have the wrong tires, you can be in real danger. You need high-quality winter tires to make sure that they can easily navigate through these conditions. All-season tires are not approved for winter use and should therefore not be used. It does not only require good premium quality winter tires for you to keep safe; you will also need to make sure that you have them mounted on…

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As winter is approaching quickly, make sure that you do your tire change in a timely fashion. If you wait too long, you might already be in an accident. So changing them early enough before the winter weather arrives is of crucial importance. Winter tires are actually better than all-season tires even before the snow arrives. They are better at lower temperatures as the all-season tires become hard at these temperatures. A hard tire will not be able to provide the same grip and traction as a soft tire. This is why the winter and snow tires add oils to the rubber to provide the right softness even at very low winter temperatures. This means that as soon as you see that the temperatures are dropping so that you might have or the forecast predicts, freezing temperatures at some point of the day or night, it is time to do…

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Innovations in tire manufacturing help protect against hydroplaning. Good quality tires, especially with innovations that help prevent hydroplaning, can keep you safe in rainy weather. Early fall, as well as late summer, is when rains are the most common. When you equip your car with good quality tires with adequate tire pressure, it is the best way to protect yourself against hydroplaning. To stay safe, you should make sure you have tires of quality that still have at least 2/32 inches of tread on them. Anything less than that severely diminishes the capacity to displace water between the tire and the road. You can quickly check your tire depth with the penny test. Placing a penny into the tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head down will allow you to test if the tread is sufficient. If you can see Lincoln’s head, your tread is below 2/32 inches and needs to…

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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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All-weather tires hold advantages in seasons other than winter. Many people invest in all-weather tires in areas that have severe winter weather as they are approved for winter use. All-weather tires hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” emblem which signifies that they have passed required performance criteria in snow testing and are thereby considered severe snow service rated. This is in fact, the same emblem held by winter tires. All-weather tires however hold advantages in other seasons as well as their advanced tread pattern allow for excellent grip and traction when traveling over tough terrain while In addition, advances in all-weather tires make them just as good on snow and ice as dedicated snow tires. This is because with improvements in the rubber compounds and tread patterns they are able to handle the most severe winter conditions. If your car or SUV is equipped with all-weather tires, then you will…

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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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