Winter tires are especially designed to handle road conditions with snow and ice this is why in winter conditions the tire of choice would be a dedicated winter tire. Winter tires exist both as studded and non-studded tires, however the one thing that any winter tire has in common is that they are all marked with the “Three-peak mountain snowflake symbol” meaning they are officially approved for winter use.
There are many good quality winter tires on the market like the
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8, this high-end tire has won test wins in motor magazines
around the world and is suited for drivers not wanting to compromise on winter
safety. It allows for firm grip under all winter conditions, along with
ultimate handling. These studded tires are a good example of a dedicated winter
tire that offer excellent grip on icy and snowy roads.
These tires make use of the new eco-stud cushion that are made
to reduce both road wear and noise. They have also added an additional 40% more
studs over the previous version of this tire. In addition, this version has
additional tread blocks to allow for even greater grip and the combination of
the anchor stud, flange design, and the Eco Stud cushion ensures superior grip
and soft stud contact on all driving surfaces. With dedicated winter tires you can rest
assured that no matter what the weather conditions are where you live your
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 tires will be up for the challenge and you can count on
maximum performance at all times.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 are designed with the most cutting-edge
technologies such as “Brake boosters” which is an innovation that was developed
on the rear edges of the tread blocks on the edges of the tire in order to
provide additional safety in demanding weather. The brake booster is a part of
each tread block located on the shoulder area; with its saw-tooth pattern it
helps increase the tire’s contact with the driving surface. This along with
other innovations makes this tire one of the most advanced and safest tire on
the market for the Northern winters.
The winter tires out-perform any other tires in winter weather
conditions, and nothing outperforms studded winter tires especially on ice.
Providing the ultimate in traction, especially lateral traction.
This metaphor that originated in the middle of the twentieth century has become an everyday idiom referring to a hectic and high-pressure life. It also suggests a more exciting life with exciting and sometimes dangerous activities. So, it might come as a surprise that the fast lane is actually the safest lane to drive in, with less accidents than the middle and far right lane. In fact, the lane with the most accidents is the far right lane, responsible for 40% of the accidents. The middle lane is responsible for 38% and the fast lane only 22% of car accidents.
No matter what lane you drive in it is important to equip your car with
good quality tires to avoid the risk of accidents due to inadequate tires.
Tires that are worn down can cause a blow out, or improperly inflated or worn
out tires will also be more subject to hydroplaning. This is the number one
reason for accidents in the summer. When shopping for tires you need to
consider where you live, what kind of driving you will be doing and what kind
of driving conditions you will be encountering.
Obviously if you have a high-performance car you would be looking for
high performance tires with the appropriate speed rating, a rating that
indicates the maximum safest speed the tire can be driven. It should be noted
that the speed rating is usually much higher than the legal speed limit however
that doesn’t mean that a higher speed rating is not advantageous as usually tires
with higher speed ratings also handle and corner better with superior traction.
If you have a hybrid or electrical car you would want a tire with low rolling
resistance to allow the car to go further between each charge allowing for a
smaller ecological footprint.
There is also the need to consider whether you are in the market for one
set of tires to be used year-round or if the fact of changing tires during the
year can be considered. The main reason
people consider changing tires is if you live in an area with severe winters
where winter tires are the best option. Winter
tires are by far the best choice if you live in an area with severe winter
weather. Whether you choose non-studded
tiresor studded tires they remain the best option for
superior grip and traction on snow and ice and especially lateral traction.
When choosing tires it is important to consider what kind of driving and what kind of conditions you will be encountering. There is also the need to consider whether you are in the market for one set of tires to be used year-round or if changing tires during the year can be considered. The main reason people consider changing tires is if they live in an area with severe winters where winter tires are the best option. Winter tires are by far the best choice if you live in an area with severe winter weather. Whether you choose non-studded tires or studded tires, winter tires remain the best option for superior grip and traction on snow and ice.
Some other things to consider when buying tires are what kind of driving
you will be doing, what kind of car you drive, what kind of weather conditions you
will be driving in and, last but not least, your budget. Obviously, if you have
a high-performance car you should look into some high-quality tires with
appropriate speed rating, an indicator of the maximum safest speed the tire can
be driven. Usually this speed rating is way above the legal speed limit, but
that is not to say a higher speed rating is not necessary. Usually tires with a
higher speed rating have greater levels of handling and cornering grip,
something that obviously makes the car handle better.
There is also the question of whether to get all-season tires,
all-weather tires or dedicated winter tires. And if that decision wasn’t
complicated enough, there is also the choice between studded or non-studded winter tires. Generally,
where you live will dictate what kind of tires you will need because if you
live in an area with severe winters and do not want to change tires into winter
tires in the winter, your only other option would be all-weather tires. The
reason for this is that all-weather tires are marked with the three-peak mountain
snowflake symbol, like winter tires, which indicates they have met the required
performance criteria in snow testing and are thereby considered severe snow
service-rated. On the other hand, if you reside in an area with no real winter
season you are able to invest in all-season
tires for year-round use.
Driving in the winter can be both frightening and dangerous and even more so if your car is not equipped with proper tires. The tires do play a large role in helping you stay safe in while driving in winter conditions especially with the new innovative technologies used by tire manufacturers these days. If you live in an area with severe winters, then dedicated winter tires is the way to go for ultimate safety. Once proper winter tires like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires are mounted you are one step closer to handling the upcoming winter months.
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires offer the perfect balance of safety and
comfort and the most state of the art grip to assure the most traction on snow
These tires make use of these newer technologies like special crystals
added to the rubber compound that allows the tire to grip the driving surface
and keep you in control of your car at all times. This is a non-studded tire that is up
for the most treacherous of winters however having said that nothing beats the
grip (especially on ice) like studded winter tires.
No matter what tires you end up choosing for your car it is important to
stay prudent when driving in severe winter weather. Every year there are more
than half a million crashes in the winter months due to dangerous road
conditions. So, there are somethings to consider before heading out. When
driving in cold weather it is important to make sure you always have some extra
gear in the trunk, things like, extra food, water, warm clothing, a blanket, a
flashlight and snow scraper etc.
You should also make sure the tires are properly inflated, that your gas
tank is at least half full and don’t use the cruise control while on any
slippery surface like ice and snow.
When driving on snow you should drive slowly and keep enough distance
between the car in front of you and even if you have anti-lock brakes you
should never slam on the brakes but put slow firm pressure on the brake pedal.
Try not to apply to much gas on snow covered roads as it can make your wheels
spin and reduce your speed when going down hills. These are some good tips to
keep in mind while driving on winter roads however the most important thing to
consider for safe winter driving remains proper tires.
To ensure that you can drive safely during winter, when you have harsh winter conditions, you need a tire that is winter approved. A non-studded tires that has the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall has been officially tested and approved for winter use. It ensures that you have a tire that is safe to use in winter conditions.
high quality winter tires
provides you with both excellent grip and stability combined with excellent
driving comfort. The noise level and rolling resistance of premium quality
tires is usually low. A tire with low rolling resistance reduces fuel consumption
For more information
regarding winter tires, visit us at www.nokiantires.com
The choice will mainly depend on where you aim to drive and what kind of a driver you are. Personal preference tends to be a critical decision factor. High quality studded tires will have a better grip on icy surfaces than a non-studded tire. Otherwise, both a studded tire and a non-studded tires will perform equally well on wintry roads.
select high quality winter tires, you can be sure that they will perform well
in winter conditions, regardless of whether they have studs or not.
If you live in an area that is exposed to harsh winter conditions then you will most likely already have winter tires waiting to be mounted on your car before the winter hits. If your area has a lot of icy roads that are difficult to manage with non-studded tires, you might want to go for a studded tire.
A studded tire will give you the best grip on icy surfaces. The extra grip can be very valuable and can manage to keep you out of accidents. The better quality tire that you buy, the better the chance is that you will be kept safe and out of trouble. The shorter braking distance can be the difference between a near miss and an accident. The money saved there will justify the premium quality of the tire.
If you live in an area where you expect to have a real winter, there are probably regulations in place that stipulate that you have to have winter tires mounted on your car between certain dates.
Winter tires are often referred to as snow tires, and they are necessary for you to be able to drive safely during the winter season. So make sure to change tires early enough so that you are safe from the first day that winter arrives.
You have the option between studded tires and non-studded tires, both are good for winter conditions, but the studded are better for icy conditions.
When you start looking for the right winter tires to buy, one of the things you will need to do is choose between studded tires and non-studded tires. While both of these tires are built with the winter season in mind, they have a few differences. Do not make the mistake of walking into a tire shop and buying the first winter tire you come across without first understanding how it is supposed to be used and where it is supposed to be used. Continue reading “Things to Consider When Choosing Between Studded And Non-Studded Winter Tires”
In recent years, non-studded snow tires have become the preferred snow tire for many winter drivers. Instead of relying on metal protrusions in the tread, new non-studded winter tires lean on advances in rubber compounding, tread designs, and other unique technologies. If you live in a country that has extreme winter, it is best to invest and store winter tires right of when the summer season will end. Non-studded winter tires have deeper tread depths than summer or all-season tires. Deep tread depths allow the tire to manage snow and slush dispersion from under the tire. It also allows the tire to provide better or snow-on-snow traction by packing it within the tread blocks. Continue reading “What are Non-Studded Tires?”