Good snow tires are important for all cars if the area where you live experiences winter road conditions, so to increase safety, it’s very important to invest in good snow tires. This is true even for a hybrid or electric car. The fact is that it might even be more important for high-quality winter tires with a hybrid or electric car, as the battery packs render the car heavier than a conventional car. There might even be more of a reason to invest in studded winter tires with this in mind. There are many tires on the market, and it is important to understand why studded winter tires give ultimate grip and traction. Let’s face it: Nothing can outperform studded tires on ice and snow and especially on black ice. It is the studded tire that allows you to grip the road to optimize both braking and accelerating.
Drivers should consider tires like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, which has a unique, patented double stud grip to provide optimal grip in both curves and straight stretches. This tire is an excellent choice especially for the more inexperienced driver, who may not feel comfortable driving on snowy and icy roads. With studded tires like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, high-quality studs give exceptional grip and traction, especially lateral traction, which helps drivers maintain control of the car even on black ice.
Two common complaints with studded tires are noise and increased rolling resistance. This is something the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 tires, with its new technology, have addressed, providing a tire that has among the lowest noise and fuel consumption of any studded tire in its product family. It does this thanks to new technology such as the Nokian Eco Stud 9 Concept, which dampers road contact by reducing stud impact due to the airspace in the middle of the lower flange.
The decision to invest in studded tires rather than non-studded tires can be a very good decision, especially if you live in an area with severe winter, as nothing outperforms a studded winter tire on ice and snow. Both studded or non-studded winter tires provide the best performance in winter when roads are full of ice and snow. Investing in dedicated winter tires remains the best decision for ultimate handling on winter roads.