• Some good trivia regarding tires

    Since tires are such an important safety feature on your vehicle, it is important to know all important facts about them. This covers everything from what you should look at when you purchase new car tires, to how to maintain them and also when to change them. For optimal safety you will need to make sure that you have the right dimension of tire and also that you use the right tires for the right season. Winter driving in winter conditions does require proper winter-approved tires. It is dangerous and depending on the area also illegal to drive without winter tires when you have winter conditions. When you purchase new…

  • What to consider when buying SUV all-season tires

    When buying SUV all-season tires, you need to consider what the weather is in the area where you live. They are a great choice for SUV’s in areas with mild weather in the winter because they allow for excellent handling. These tires allow for the flexibility of all year-round use and typically offer good gas mileage and driving comfort. The drawback however is that they do not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol which means they are not adapted for severe winter weather so not recommended for the use in areas with severe winter weather. On the other hand, SUV all-season tires can safely be used year-round in many…

  • Dags för vinterdäck och vinterservice för att göra bilen säker

    När vintern närmar sig, så är det dags att byta däck på bilen, men också se till att bilen är i bra skick. Du bör boka tid för däckbyte i god dit innan snön kommer, eftersom det är för sent när snön har anlänt. Du bör inte köra om du redan har snö, eftersom det ökar chansen att hamna i en olycka.  Om du måste köra med sommardäck till däckverkstaden för att få dem skiftade, vänta då till snön har försvunnit och använd annan transport under tiden som det råder vinterförhållanden. Däckbyte bör göras redan när temperaturen börjar krypa under nollstrecket som dag eller nattemperatur. Om du har dina däck…

  • Tid for vinterdekk og vinterservice for å gjøre bilen trygg

    Når vinteren nærmer seg, er det på tide å bytte dekk på bilen, men også sørge for at bilen er i god stand. Du bør avtale et godt dekkbytte før snøen kommer, da det er for sent når snøen har kommet. Du bør ikke kjøre hvis du allerede har snø, da dette øker sjansen for å komme i en ulykke. Hvis du må kjøre med sommerdekk til dekkverkstedet for å få dem byttet, vent til snøen har forsvunnet og bruk annen transport mens vinterforholdene råder. Dekkskifte bør gjøres allerede når temperaturen begynner å krype under nullstrecket som dag- eller nattemperatur. Hvis du har dekkene dine lagret på dekkverkstedets dekkhotell, kan…

  • On talvirenkaiden ja talvihuollon aika auton turvallisuuden parantamiseksi

    Talven lähestyessä on aika vaihtaa auton renkaat, mutta varmista myös, että auto on hyvässä kunnossa. Sinun tulisi varata aika renkaanvaihtoon ennen lumen saapumista, koska kun lumi on maassa on liian myöhäistä. Älä aja, jos on jo lunta, koska se lisää onnettomuusriskiä. Jos joudut ajamaan kesärenkailla renkaanvaihtoon, odota, kunnes lumi on sulanut ja käytä muita kulkuvälineitä talvikelillä. Renkaat on vaihdettava jo, kun lämpötila alkaa laskea nollaviivan alapuolelle päivällä tai yöllä. Jos renkaat ovat varastoituna rengaspajan rengashotellissa, renkaanvaihto tapahtuu nopeasti, ja voit varata ajan verkossa nykyisenä asiakkaana. Autohuolto kannattaa varata myös tämän yhteydessä, sen ei tarvitse olla koko auton huolto, mutta kuntotarkastus tai jarrupalvelu ja rengashuolto ovat yleensä riittäviä. Käytä auton kuntotarkastusta,…

  • All-season tires are great for most seasons

    All-season tires are great for most seasons. Even though they are not meant for severe winter weather and don’t hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” emblem, they are a great choice in many areas of the United States where the weather stays mild year-round. There are lots of benefits with all-season tires and probably the reason for their popularity. In fact, most cars leave the manufacturer with all-season tires. The benefits of all-season tires are numerous with low rolling resistance and all year round use probably being the most important. The lower rolling resistance will allow for better fuel economy and the all year-round use allowing for the use of…

  • Tyres that will let your powerful SUV excel

    Having a good set to complement your SUV is vital for the performance. If you have a powerful SUV you will need to purchase tyres that can handle the extra weight and have the performance to match a powerful SUV. The Nokian Powerproof are SUV summer tyres that are aimed to match that claim. These are so called premium Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres. They deliver on everything that you want from a premium tyres, such as great control and stability even at high speeds, allowing for controlled lane changes and sudden braking. As with the whole range of SUV tyres from Nokia Tyres, the sidewalls are reinforced with aramid…

  • Winter tyre options for electric cars

    If you are looking to get a new set of winter tyres for your electric car or hybrid, then you have two good premium winter tyres that are non-studded and one that are studded.  Then you also have all-weather tyres that if they are winter approved can be used year-round, proving safety in all different weather conditions. This is perfect for areas that might not warrant the use of dedicated winter tyres, due to the limited time of actual snow. The Nokian WR D4 are winter tires that are versatile in their use and has been designed for safe and balanced driving on both wet and snowy roads. They are also…

  • TURBOCHARGER VS. SUPERCHARGER – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCES?

    The manufacturers of an automobile have made it obligatory for a car owner to always provide regular and appropriate maintenance to their vehicle. This goes not only to the exterior parts like the wheel, the car’s paint, etcetera but as well as to its interior portions. The car exhaust, also known as the exhaust piping system is also included in this mandatory.   The importance of the charger or the apparatus of your exhaust pipe is increasing the engine power of your automobile – but only when you are initiating for that power to be amplified. It also helps reaction gases away from the controlled combustion inside the engine. This…

  • Tires for your light truck

    As with all vehicles you need to make sure that you find tires that are suitable for your vehicle. If you have a light truck, then you need light truck tires. They tend to be the same tires that can also be used for CUVs and SUVs. It all depends on what dimension that the manufacturer of your light truck recommends. You are probably looking at tires with a dimension like 265/75R16. As with any vehicle you will need different tires if you plan to drive in winter conditions. Finding all-season, all-weather or winter tires in these dimensions isn’t difficult. You can search for 265/75R16 winter tires or ask your…