Living in the San Francisco Bay area, the Green family is able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip their family SUV with SUV all-season tires. With all-season tires they are able to keep one set of tires throughout the year so this allowed them to get some higher end tires to get the most out of their new BMW SUV X-7. They decided for the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires. This tire offers both safety and luxurious performance all year long.
iving in the San Francisco Bay area, the Green family is able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip their family SUV with SUV all-season tires. With all-season tires they are able to keep one set of tires throughout the year so this allowed them to get some higher end tires to get the most out of their new BMW SUV X-7. They decided for the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires. This tire offers both safety and luxurious performance all year long.
Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires are designed specially for heavier SUV vehicles to
allow precise handling throughout the year with their many technological
advances. Advancements like Aramid Sidewall technology ensure an extremely
durable tire as it is enhanced with aramid fibers, which gives the ultimate
protection against punctures. This material is also used in the aerospace and
defense industries. You can expect excellent grip and exceptional durability all
Nokian zLine A/S SUVall-season tires are tires that can be used all year around in San Francisco with
its mild climate and no real seasons. This tire is however not approved for
true winter conditions of snow and ice and therefor doesn’t carry the three
peak mountain snowflake symbols like true winter tires or all-weather tires. There
are some major advantages in performance in an all season tire as it does not
carry the rating for use in winter, they don’t need to compromise the rubber
composition to withstand below freezing temperatures and are therefore made up of
harder rubber that handles better on the road. Also not needing such aggressive
tread it allows for lower rolling resistance which translates to better gas
mileage and longer wear. If the Greens lived in an area with true winter conditions,
they would then have had to invest in either an all-weather tire or dedicated winter tires in
the winter. This might seem confusing considering the name of the all-season
tires would imply that they could be used even in the winter months as well however
they are actually only approved for three seasons -spring to fall.
Greens live in the Bay Area, they are able to equip their SUV with all-season
tires and with the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires we will get the best performance out
of our SUV.
The choice between SUV studded tires or SUVnon-studded tires depends on what kind of driving, where you will be driving and in what kind of weather conditions. John drives an SUV with all the newest safety accessories such as stability and traction controls as well as ABS brakes and of course the option of 4-wheel drive. Where he lives, he deals with mostly snowy conditions and not so much ice which usually means SUV non-studded winter tires would suffice. John opted for the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV tires which offer firm and precise driving while still allowing for substantial fuel savings with its lower rolling resistance.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV is the most advanced non-studded winter tire for the use
of SUVs. It is designed to provide excellent grip on ice, snow and wet roads
with both stable and sturdy handling. It uses the most advanced non-studded
winter tire technologies especially designed for SUVs. Technologies like the
“Nokian Cryo Crystal Concept” where the rubber compound is made up of multi-edged,
crystal like particles that are diamond rough. These particles act like little
built in studs as they grab the road with its grip edges. This allows the tire
to retain their grip even when the tire approaches the four millimeter minimum
depth for winter safety.
When driving on winter roads it is important to stay calm and use the
correct speed. It is important to not speed as even with the best tires driving
on snow and ice requires skill and it is always more difficult than driving on
clean dry roads. John originally thought that since he had an SUV he didn’t
need winter tires, but nothing is further from the truth. The SUV being a much
heavier vehicle needs tires with good grip to be able to brake and maneuver
through turns. It is actually the tire that grips the road allowing for
traction. Even though nothing outperforms a studded winter tire, non-studded
winter tires come with their advantages like being able to be mounted earlier
in the fall, as well as being able to be used further into the spring months. The
non-studded tires are also a good choice in spring especially if you live in an
area with rapidly changing temperatures. Having said that both non-studded and
studded winter tires are not intended to be used in other seasons then winter.
It is not always necessary to get dedicated winter tires if you live in an area that has mild winters all-weather tires might suffice. In places like Eugene, Oregon,winters consist mostly of rain and if it snows it only stays on the ground for a few days. Many drivers get all-weather tires so not to have to deal with the hassle of changing tires.
Smart drivers decide to get the Nokian WR G4 all-weather
The Nokian WR G4 all-weather tires offer
excellent functionality in varying weather conditions, remaining stable and
easy to control even at high speeds while remaining fuel efficient and
environmentally friendly due to its low rolling resistance. These tires are
also made of environmentally friendly products like canola oil as well as other
premium products. No toxic or carcinogenic chemicals are used in the production
of these tires. The tires are able to handle any weather conditions all year
around even snow and ice.
Even though this is not a dedicated winter tire it
still carries the Mountain Snowflake symbol, which means that these tires are
rated for use even in severe winter conditions. So even though there is not a
lot of snow here in Eugene, Oregon, theywon’t be caught off guard when it does
snow. Nokian Tyres all-weather products have excellent grip and handling regardless
of the forecast. This is partially due to polished grooves which effectively
clean snow, slush and water off the tires. This is especially important in deep
snow or slush. These polished grooves also help provide protection against
hydroplaning especially from slushplaning which can be of concern when the snow
melts. In Oregon, drivers have to worry both about hydroplaning from rain as
well as from snow. This is because besides getting a lot of rain fall in the
year, Oregon does have the occasional snowfall which usually doesn’t stay on
the ground for more than a few days. This means drivers have to deal with slush
from when the snow melts.
These tires also have self-locking 3D sipes on the
center ribs which reduces heat resistance making the tire extremely durable and
a great performer both on snowy roads and bare asphalt. These tires are good
enough for use all year around and allows drivers to keep one set of tires with
no need for changeover.
The benefit with all-weather tires compared to dedicated winter tires is of course the option to keep one set of tires year round. Drivers who live in an area with occasional snow in the winter should consider equipping their SUVs with special SUV all-weather tires, since all-season tires are not able to handle snow and ice as well. This is why they do not carry the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol like all-weather tires and winter tires. This emblem basically tells you that the tires are able to handle sever winter conditions. This is important to drivers who don’t experience severe winters but do have snow, ice and possible rain and temperatures below 7 degrees Fahrenheit. The fact of owning an SUV does not equal not needing good quality tires for the winter months because even though the 4-wheel drive optimizes the power transmission delivery it gives only minimal assistance in transverse handling and braking situations. The SUV being a much heavier vehicle actually needs more grip to be able to brake. Many drivers decide to buy the Nokian WR G4 SUV tire. This tire offers both excellent winter grip and driving responsiveness allowing enhanced performance.
WR G4 SUV tires are designed for all-weather durability and excellent handling
on snow as well as dry surfaces. The tire has low rolling resistance thereby
making it fuel efficient. It also handles well in wet conditions, allowing
extra protection from hydroplaning in either rain or slush (aquaplaning and
slushplaning). This protection from hydroplaning is due to the deep transverse
grooves that combined with the strong, arrow-like directional tread and
polished main grooves efficiently remove water and slush. Slush is always of
concern when the snow starts melting and you get the streets covered with
slush. Where many live it is sometimes not cold enough to snow so instead, they
have rain thereby melting the snow creating slush.
Nokian WR G4 SUV all-weather tires can be used all year long in many places ,which
of course is convenient as drivers are not required to change over tires and
deal with storing tires in the garage.
America winter tires are not as normal as they are in e.g. Europe. This quick
step approach is aimed to try to increase the awareness and likelihood that
people will start putting winter tires or at least winter approved tires on
their vehicles in order to improve the safety on our roads.
When should you get a dedicated summer tire? This depends on what kind of driving you do and where you live. If you live in an area which experiences very hot summers with occasional summer rain showers it would be well advised to invest in dedicated summer tire. This is because the summer tires are formulated with a softer rubber compound and larger tread blocks to maximize contact with the road in warmer weather. This is why summer tires have better grip in both wet and dry conditions. Summer tires are able to handle wet roads better than winter tires and can be used from spring until fall. As always, it’s important to have a tread depth of at least four millimeters to prevent hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is the reasons for most of the accidents in the summer season so to stay safe make sure you equip your vehicle with good quality summer tires and always check that the tread depth is adequate.
you live in an area where the summers are really hot like here in Florida, the
summer tires allow the best handling on both wet and dry roads. You will have
optimal performance so if you have a high performance car you will get the most
enjoyment and handling when using dedicated summer tires. Of course, you could
get away with using all-season tires however since they are kind of a jack-of-all-trades
you won’t get nearly the same driving performance.
tires like the Nokian zLine offer responsive steering and maintain perfect feel
of the road under all summer conditions. This is because of many innovations like
the multilayer rubber compound, which ensures that the feel of the road remains
predictable under all circumstances. It also has low rolling resistance, which
translates to lower fuel consumption. This is just some of the advanced
features that a dedicated summer tire provides. It also is much more silent
then other tires taking advantage of the silent groove design, which prevents
summer lasting from early spring to late fall here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
the investment into a summer tire more than pays off. I also quite enjoy
driving and spend lots of time on the road so for me it is important to get the
most enjoyment out of the driving with high quality well performing tires.
Having good quality tires no matter if you are buying, winter tires, summer tires, all season tires or all-weather tires. There are some important differences when shopping for tires for an electric or hybrid car. Especially high-powered electrical cars like the Tesla accelerate quickly with precise steering something that requires a high quality tire to bring out these features and to guarantee optimal performance. Unlike traditional combustion engines, electrical cars reach maximum torque immediately. This means that the tires are subject to more stress so rotating tires from front to rear more often is recommended. Lets face it would be a shame to have a nice high performance car and to not invest in high quality tires.
There are some other major differences with
electrical cars being the additional weight due to the batteries so something
to keep in mind when braking. This is especially important on wet and slippery
roads. This is where a high quality tire which offers protection against
hydroplaning comes in handy. It is also important to have a tire with low
rolling resistance as it consumes less energy so this in addition to keeping
the correct inflation pressure saves energy and is good for the environment. We
currently have the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 on our Tesla Model S.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is a non-studded winter tire, which offers both
safety and comfort. We were told that we
did not need studded tires
as these tires have exceptional grip with their multi-faceted “Snow Claws” and
special rubber compounds made up with special ‘Cryo “ crystals to further
improve the grip. Grip is very important especially with electrical cars, which
are heavier than other cars due to the battery packs.
We invested in some dedicated winter tires
as here in Alaska we felt it was the most prudent. The winters in Alaska are
quite treacherous and as we moved here in November with our Tesla Model S which
we realized was not ideal for this area of the country. We decided to invest in
some high quality tires and these were recommended for not only electric cars
but also specifically for the Tesla Model S. Taking advantage of advanced technologies to
ensure first class winter grip on both snow and ice which is especially
important when braking and accelerating. Once spring rolls around we will be in
the market for some new tires.
Living in San Diego we are able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip our SUV with all-season tires. The all season tires allow to use one tire all year around which of course does make sense from a financial stand point. We did however want to invest in some good quality and well performing tires to allow the best performance for our sporty SUV. We don’t really use the 4-wheel drive or lower gears of our SUV we mostly enjoy the extra space and performance when driving on the freeway and in some of the dirt roads when driving our daughter to her riding lessons and our son to his boy scout outings. We decided for the Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires. This tire offers both safety and luxuries performance.
The Nokian zLine
A/S SUV tires is designed especially for the heavier SUV vehicles to allow
precise handling throughout the year with its many technological advances. Technologies
like the Aramid sidewall technologies which insures an extremely durable tire
thereby protected from punctures with its use of the aramid fibers. This
material is also used in the aerospace and defense industries. You can expect excellent
grip and exceptional durability all year around. This will come in handy when
picking up our daughter at the ranch where the access road makes us think of a
rock mining site.
The Nokian zLine
A/S are SUV all-season tires that can be used all year around in San Diego however if we lived
in an area that had severe winters this tire would not be enough. We would then
have had to invest in either an all-weather tire or dedicated winter
tires in the winter.
It might seem like an all season tire would be good for all season as the name
implies however this is not so. The all weather tire is actually the tire that
can be used even in the winter as it somewhat of a hybrid of all season tires
and winter tires. The all season tires are great in an area like San Diego
where we do not actually experience winter with snow and ice.
We are lucky to
live in an area with such beautiful weather. This makes the choice of tires
easier however it is still important to choose a high quality tire to ensure
the best performance of your SUV.
winter tires is never easy. In North America they are not even mandatory except
for Quebec, so if you plan to buy a set it means that you have already made a
conscious decision that you will be safer driving with winter tires on. Some of
the best winter tires are coming out of Finland. Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost
tire producer and also the inventor of the winter tire back in 1930-ies.
They produce the tires in a country
that has quite long winters with some really harsh and varying winter
conditions, so they know what is needed from a proper winter tire.
They are able to test the tires under very harsh conditions
to ensure that constant improvements lead to a successful product
They produce some of the safest
tires, due to the constant development of both studded and non-studded
Nordic countries have a very good
reputation of producing high quality products.
They have a wide variety of
different winter tires for different vehicles. So you can keep using the Nokian
Tyres brand despite that you might change the vehicle.
development and testing of Nokian Tyres’ winter
tires in harsh conditions ensures that you will be safe. They have always
been in the forefront of technology and safety. These tires have the excellent grip
and stability on winter roads, so that regardless if you face snow, ice or
slush, you will be able to drive safely. They are also excellent on preventing
slushplaning, which can be quite a scary feeling. Select a Nokian Tyres model that
fits your vehicle. Then make sure that
it fits with your requirements before purchasing a set. With a set of these
premium tires on your vehicle you will start driving safely also in North
With the nice weather arriving and with our upcoming trip to Yosemite, I wanted to make sure we had some well performing summer tires especially dedicated for our SUV. As we just bought a sport SUV, we wanted to make sure to equip it with good SUV summer tires. These tires differ from SUV winter tires being designed to endure the heat of the summer and occasional rain showers. We decided to go for the sporty Nokian zLine SUV tires.
The Nokian zLine SUV tires are designed to deal with summer weather,
which can include everything from very hot days to heavy rain. With the “Aramid
Sidewall technology” we will be well protected on rugged roads as the reinforced
sidewall technology gives tires an increased protection against impact and
cuts. Equipped with strong aramid fibers, the same ones that are used in the
aerospace industries, we will feel safer rolling down the freeway. This tire
also assures that we get the most out of our SUV as the steering is both quick
and responsive allowing ultimate driving pleasure when navigating even at high speeds.
We did at one point look into all-season tires but decided to go for a
dedicated summer tire.
all season tires like the Nokian Rotiiva HT would have been a possibility.
This tire would for sure provide a quiet
and safe ride. It also provides the possibility to handle some light off-road
situations, something we might need for our upcoming trip to Yosemite. It also
performs well on wet roads reducing the risk of aquaplaning. With its staggered
lateral grooves it can handle any weather as it removes water with ease and
maintains a good grip on the road, ensuring good handling of the SUV.
So, even though the all-season tires are not a bad option, dedicated
summer tires still perform better in the summer. That is because summer tires
are specifically designed to deal with warm weather and occasional wet roads.
The softer rubber compound in summer tires can handle the heat better and offer
more grip in both dry and wet conditions. I didn’t want to sacrifice any
steering, braking or handling, so I feel I made the right choice investing in
the Nokian zLine SUV tires. I am sure that on our upcoming trip to Yosemite I
will not be disappointed.