Manufacturers are always coming up with new technologies to help deal with issues like hydroplaning. Technologies like polished lateral and inside grooves like in the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 all-season tires allows the tire to store more water from between the tire and the road while accelerating its flow from the main grooves. Innovations like this improve their aquaplaning and slushplaning properties.
like the Nokian WR G3 tires are made of rubber compounds that are very similar
to the rubber compounds of winter tires.
It also features the snowflake mountain symbol. The Nokian WR G3 all-weather
tires also have polished main grooves like the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 to effectively
clean snow, slush, and water off the tire to ensure that the tire grips the road thereby
protecting against both aquaplaning and slush planing. Hydroplaning does not
just pertain to water (Aquaplaning) but also to slush (Slush planing) which can
happen when the snow starts melting, leaving slush on the road. This is why
even in other seasons than the rainy season you can experience hydroplaning.
This is why most tire manufacturers add hydroplaning protective qualities in
their full tire line ups.
Most tires incorporate this technology but even with a good
tire you can’t completely eliminate the risk. This is why it’s important to
know what to do when your car starts hydroplaning. Keep cool, probably easier
said than done but it’s important to not panic and slam on the brakes. The best
thing to do if you start hydroplaning is to stay straight and decelerate to try
to regain the feel of the road and control of your car. To avoid hydroplaning,
look at the road ahead and avoid any large puddle and reduce your speed in
Using a new good quality tire with adequate tire pressure is
important as tread depth plays a role. This means that new tires are the best
weapon against hydroplaning. A tread pattern that channels water out from between
the tire and the road as with the “polished grooves” utilized both in the
Nokian eNTYRE and the Nokian WR G3, is the most effective way to prevent
hydroplaning. According to test results, hydroplaning starts at 47mph in worn
out tires versus the corresponding speed for new tires at 60 mph.
The main reason why all-weather tires outperform all-season tires is the fact that they are actually officially rated for use in winter conditions. They actually hold the “three peak mountain snowflake” symbol indicating that they meet the performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow service rated. This is the same emblem used on winter tires. The main reason why all-weather tires outperform all-season tires in winter conditions is due to this rating. The all-weather tires are in fact a cross between an all-season tire and a winter tire.
There are several good all-weather
tires on the market. Tires like the market. The Nokian WR G3 all-weather tires
are a tire with excellent winter grip and handling with all-season durability. It
offers low rolling resistance, extreme wet performance with additional slush
and aquaplaning protection, excellent handling on snowy as well as dry surfaces
and of course holds the mountain snowflake symbol designating it for use in
severe winter conditions. It remains stable and easy to control even at high
speeds with reliable functionality for the varying weather conditions of North
The Nokian WR G3 SUV all-season tires are available for SUVs
with the same advantages as the Nokian WR G3 for passenger cars. The SUVs being
a heavier vehicle is even more dependent on good grip to allow for maximal traction
with all kinds of road conditions. It is equipped with the “Snow Claws” giving
it exceptional winter grip on snow and ice yet versatile enough to handle any
other road conditions.
The choice for all-weather tires or SUV
all-weather tires is a good one when living in an area requiring tires to
handle winter weather. Keeping in mind that nothing outperforms an actual
dedicated winter tire, studded or non-studded alike. Dedicated winter tires,
especially studded-winter tires have the ultimate grip and traction, especially
lateral traction. The main drawback with dedicated winter tires is of course
the need to change tires in the winter and the fact that studded tires can’t be
driven on bare roads, so they need to be taken off as soon as the snow melts.
The winter tires have a superior tread pattern as well as a softer rubber
compound, making them much better in handling both freezing temperatures and allowing
superior handling on ice and snow.
With fall here and winter approaching and if you reside in an area with severe winters then all-weather tires might be a good option. The all-weather tires hold the “three peak mountain snowflake” symbol, the same as on winter tires. This indicates that they meet the required performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow service rated. This is because the all-weather tires are actually a hybrid between winter tires and all-season tires, making them an ideal all year round tires in areas with severe winters. This also allows for one set of tires without the need for change over thereby eliminating the need for storing a second set of tires.
all-weather tires are made of tread constituted of intermediate rubber compound
that offers excellent grip on all kinds of road conditions being as mentioned a
hybrid between the snow tires or winter
tires and all-season tires, making them
ideal for all seasons. This is why during the cold season when the roads are
icy, snowy and wet they work just as well as during the other seasons.
Eventhough all-weather tires are rated for severe winter weather use it needs
to be noted that nothing outperforms a studded winter tire on ice, especially
for lateral traction. Having said that not many areas in the United States, nor
days of the year require an actual studded tire.
the unique tread pattern with grooves effectively clean snow, slush and water
out of the tire to ensure excellent grip and reliable handling under all
conditions thereby protecting from hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also occur
when the snow melts and there is slush on the road. This can assure
hydroplaning resistance both in heavy rain or melting ice and snow. This allows
to maintain proper contact with the road and provide the stability you need to
handle your vehicle safety and comfortably.
tires are the only tires that can be used all year round if the winters are
severe in your area. If the area you live in does not have severe winters then all- season tires can be considered
for all year round use. All-weather tires outperform all-season tires in the
winter as all-season tires are not recommended for severe winter weather. The
many new innovations in all-weather and all-season tires alike make them both
equally good to handle the other three seasons of the year. Most tires now a
day offer low rolling resistance to save fuel and thereby the environment
without forgoing safety and handling.
All-weather tires help keep you safe when winter arrives and act as a summer tires when it disappears. They combine the best of two worlds, and the best thing is that you are always ready to drive regardless of road conditions.
All-season tires are a great choice for your hybrid or electric car if you live in an area that does not experience severe winters. This allows you to keep one set of tires throughout the year. Most hybrid and electric cars come equipped with all-season tires from the factory. This is because with the many advances in all-season tires over the years, they has become the tires of choice for many car manufacturers. With lower rolling resistance than ever before, they require less energy for each journey, allowing the electric or hybrid car to go further.
tires, all-season tires are not able to handle
snow and ice and are therefore not marked with the severe service emblem [also
known as the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol] that designates them for use
in severe winter conditions. This is different than an all-weather tire that
does possess this emblem. This is because all-weather tires can be considered
hybrids between an all-season tire and a winter tire. All-season tires are only
safe in the spring, fall and summer seasons, which is the case in many areas in
the United States.
Additionally, an all-season tire like the
Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 has a unique tread pattern that provides excellent wet grip
and a smooth, quiet ride while remaining environmentally friendly. It also has Silent
Sidewall technology that decreases noise and vibration. Polished lateral and
inside grooves also allow water to evacuate, thereby protecting from
hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also occur when snow melts and there is slush on
All-season tires can be used year-round in
areas without winter weather – or at least without severe winters. The Nokian eNTYRE
2.0’s innovative design provides ultimate safety and excellent handling on both
wet and dry surfaces. This very eco-friendly tire allows for excellent grip so
you can rest assured that braking will not be a problem even with the
additional weight of a hybrid or electric car. This is because hybrid and electric
cars are usually heavier than regular combustion engine cars due to their
battery packs. If you live in an area with 3 seasons. the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 is
an excellent year-round tire that does not compromise on performance while
remaining environmentally friendly.