Choosing tires for hybrid cars

When choosing tires for hybrid and electric cars you should take into consideration the differences between the hybrid and electric cars versus combustion engine cars. The main difference between hybrid and combustion engine cars is that hybrid cars are propelled by a combination of a gasoline-powered engine and an electric motor. This very technologically advanced system uses computerized controls to enable hybrid vehicles to continually switch between the gasoline and electric engines, along with maintaining battery charge and many other complex tasks. The batteries are what make hybrid cars heavier than regular combustion engine cars and that is something to take into considerations when buying tires for them.

If looking into winter tires for hybrid cars it is important to look for tires that have good grip and traction to allow for proper braking while remaining fuel-efficient; after all, most people buying hybrid are looking for an environmentally responsible driving experience.

All-season tires are a great choice for hybrid and electric cars. This is because they are made with low rolling resistance, providing a decrease in the amount of energy needed for each journey and allowing the hybrid and electric cars to go further. This is a good year-round tire if you live in an area with mild winters. Tires like the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 all-season tires have low rolling resistance, and this tire comes recommended for hybrid cars by the manufacturer.

If looking for an all-weather tire then the Nokian WR G4 all-weather tires also come recommended for hybrid and electric cars, with new innovations ensuring performance in snow storms, heavy rain or sun-scorched asphalt while remaining eco-friendly tires that help safe on fuel. This tire comes with many new innovative features like silent sidewall technology, polished grooves and the new “All Weather Dual Performance Compound”.  All these features make this a premium all-weather tire apt to handle almost any driving surface and provide ultimate protection against hydroplaning.

The Nokian Tyres tire manufacturing company makes tires to minimize rolling resistance, as four to eleven percent of a car’s fuel is used up providing the energy to propel the tires along the road (rolling resistance). No matter which tires you choose for your hybrid car you should know that the Nokian Tyres tire company has reduced rolling resistance in their whole line up of tires. For more information on choosing tires for hybrid cars, visit www.nokiantires.com