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.
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.
To increase safety, it’s very important to invest in good snow tires this is true even for a hybrid or electrical car. The question is if you need studded winter tires? Actually, both hybrids and electrical cars are actually heavier than conventional cars due to their battery packs so the extra grip and traction that a studded tire gives might be a good investment. There are many tires on the market, and it is important to understand why studded winter tires give the ultimate grip and traction. Let’s face it nothing can outperform a studded tire 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. I installed the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 Studded tires on my VW e-Golf as this tire came recommended especially for electric cars.
Hakkapeliitta 9 tires with its unique, patented double stud grip will provide
the optimal grip in both curves and straight stretches. I opted for studded
tires as with the harsh Alaskan winters I wanted to feel control of my cars at
all times. Especially since this is my first winter driving in real winter
conditions. Having moved from Los Angeles it’s been quite a change especially
with the driving conditions here in Alaska in the winter. With the studded
tires however, it doesn’t seem so different then driving on a regular dry road.
Basically, the studded tires like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 uses high quality
studs that give exceptional grip and traction especially lateral traction,
which helps you, remain in control of your car even on black ice.
complaint with studded tires is the noise and the increased rolling resistance.
This is something that the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 tires with its new
technologies have resolved and thereby has emerged with a tire that has the
lowest noise and fuel consumption of any studded tire in its product family. With
its new technologies like the Nokian “eco stud 9 concept” that dampens road
contact by reducing stud impact due to the airspace in the middle of the lower
I decided to
buy studded tires rather than non-studded tires due to the winter conditions here in
Alaska and in addition not being experienced with driving on snow and ice. Whether
you decide upon studded or non-studded winter tires rest assured it’s the best
decision for you and your family’s safety.
To increase safety, it’s very important to invest in good winter tires especially if you live in an area that faces heavy snow falls and real winter conditions. When I bought our first SUV, I first thought that there was no need for dedicated SUV winter tires. At that time, however, I didn’t realize that the tires are as important as the car that you drive. Even though winter tires actually are not mandatory in the state where I live, I thought I would be rather safe than sorry. So I invested in Nokian Nordman 5 SUV tires. If winters are extreme in the area you come from you also should consider dedicated SUV winter tires even if they are not mandatory. You should not wait until you get stuck in a snowstorm to start thinking of buying them. They make driving easier and safer on the icy, snowy and slushy conditions.
The Nokian Nordman 5 SUV tires use unique “Bear claw” technology, which
ensures safe handling during extreme conditions. It offers a well-balanced grip
especially for heavy vehicles to ensure better control and handling. It is
important to have winter tires installed before the winter arrives and the
temperatures drop below freezing. Even if you currently are using all
season tires you would still need to switch to dedicated winter tires once
the temperatures drop below freezing. This is because the rubber compound even
with all-season tires is not made for below freezing temperatures and therefore
not suitable for the cold winter weather.
Snow tires are
usually made of tread compounds that remain flexible and soft even in low
temperatures. This is different from all-season and summer tires that tend to
become stiffer in cold weather conditions. The Nokian Nordman 5 SUV tires also
feature a grooved tread pattern that provides optimal performance on the cold
roads. These grooves push heavy snow and water aside to prevent slush planing
and hydroplaning. This is a very important feature as slush planing is probably
more dangerous than hydroplaning and it occurs when the snow melts to slush on
the roads. The Nokian Nordman 5 SUV tires are available as studded or without
studs. Even when temperatures drop below freezing, your SUV winter tyres will
still be able to traverse the road with ease – with or without studs.
I am feeling really good about my decision to have equipped my SUV with
dedicated SUV winter tires.
Buying high quality snow tires is a great investment in many ways. First of all, when you face winter conditions, you will want to have the best possible tire on your vehicle to battle the fierce conditions. The safety should be key in your choice of tire and the high quality tires will give you the best safety profile of all tires.
By selecting a high quality winter tires; you will get a tire with better wear resistance. The tire will not wear out so fast and will last you much longer than a tire with lesser quality. This saves you money on not having to invest soon again in another set of tires.
You will also benefit from lower fuel consumption, as a high quality tire will have a lower rolling resistance. So for every mile you drive your vehicle is consuming less gas, so it will be further apart between your stops at the gas station. This is immediate savings based on that you invested in a set of high quality tires. So start saving from the get-go with your new set of tires.
Most people wait for the winter to come before changing to winter tires. They are not aware of the fact that the tires they currently have on their vehicle, may underperform if they are used in different weather conditions that they are designed for. If the rubber compound of a tire is not designed for winter temperatures, it will become harder and harder as the temperature drops. A hard tire will not be able to conform to the surface and create the necessary traction needed to move the vehicle forward and being able to make it stop.
Don’t wait for the snow to arrive, change to snow tires as soon as the temperatures drop close to zero celsius. This will ensure that you can drive safely and be ready for the snow when it finally arrives. Avoiding accidents is a lot about being cautious and being prepared, driving cautiously and adapting the speed to the circumstances, like weather and visibility. During the cold and dark winter nights, it is important that you leave enough distance so that you can get your car to a full stop without an accident.