• How tires affect the environment

    Did you know that the tires you choose to put on your car can affect the environment? An environmentally friendly tire reduces the negative impact on the environment either by reducing pollution due to low rolling resistance or by being manufactured with environmentally friendly manufacturing methods. In fact, environmentally friendly tire you can reduce pollution in the air. When picking an environmentally friendly tire you need to be aware of what makes a tire environmentally friendly. In general, a tire with low rolling resistance is a tire that is considered environmentally friendly. Not only drivers of electric and hybrid cars are looking for an enjoyable and environmentally responsible driving experience,…

  • Tires with excellent grip on snow and ice

    Excellent grip on snow and ice is basically what you want from your winter tires. This is basically what makes a winter tire good for winter use versus a bad tire, which might not be able to show the same properties. It is often the studded tires that will have the best properties in these conditions, as the studs will help to provide the excellent grip on ice, while on snow both the non-studded and the studded tires tend to have quite similar properties. However, the new non-studded tires can live up to this promise due to innovations in both the tread and the design of the tread pattern. Since…

  • Tires that can handle winter conditions

    What are the tires that are winter approved and can be used during wintertime? Any tires that have the same severe service emblem that is depicted by the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake“ symbol is approved for winter use. These include both types of winter tires, the studded and the non-studded plus the winter approved all-weather tires. This emblem signifying that they have passed the stringent requirements and based on performance tests are then approved use in severe winter conditions. The all-weather tires are composed of a specially formulated rubber compound that allows it to offer excellent traction even when the temperatures dip below freezing. The all-weather tire is actually a…

  • Winter tires for electric cars that have low rolling resistance

    Tires that are made for electrical cars should have very low rolling resistance. They now have tires that have ultra-low rolling resistance. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, which are winter tires that was originally developed for BMW’s unique electric car i3. These tires combine ultra-low rolling resistance with ultimate grip and excellent driving comfort. These tires will get you 30% further on each charge compared to ordinary tires. The low rolling resistance was first developed for electric cars to ensure that they could get distances that would make sense between each charge. We have now reached ultra-low levels. When you purchase new tires, even if it is all-season tires or winter…

  • Timely change is needed for dedicated winter tires

    There is no doubt that dedicated winter tires provide the best performance in severe winter conditions, but it does require that the tires are mounted on your vehicle before the snow arrives. If you have all-season tires on your car, it is not safe to drive in winter conditions as the tires turn hard at low temperatures and the tread is not designed to handle snow, ice and slush. Winter tires are the ultimate choice for severe winter conditions and give the ultimate performance on both snow, slush and ice. Studded tires are the original winter tires and they use metal studs to create excellent grip on icy roads. They…

  • The reason all-weather tires can be used year round

    The reason all-weather tires can be used year-round is because they hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake “symbol signifying their approved use in severe winter conditions. This means that no matter what weather you encounter your tires are made to handle it. This is also the reason that they can be used all year round no matter what the forecast and they handle snow and ice as well as winter tires. This is because they all-weather tires are really a hybrid between all-season tires and winter tires. What tires to choose really comes down to what kind of weather you have in the area where you live. If living in…

  • Challenges during winter

    I think everyone that has driven a car during the winter period agrees that it is by far the most challenging period to drive in. You have all the challenges of snow, ice and even slush. They all form different challenges and more so if you don’t have the correct tires for them. The car tires are specifically designed to successfully cope with these weather conditions, so when you have the correct tires on your car you will be safe, while if you have the wrong tires you could be in real danger. You need high quality winter tires or all-weather tires that have been approved for winter use. With…

  • The importance of good SUV tires

    The larger the vehicle is, the heavier it will be. It will be heavier than a regular passenger car, therefore it needs different tires than a normal passenger car. It also puts pressure for the need for good quality tires. It is important to choose tires that allows for good stability and grip.  The tires also need to protect against hydroplaning as with the additional weight of an SUV the effects of hydroplaning can be disastrous. This is because hydroplaning is a phenomenon where the vehicle rides up on a thin surface of water and loses contact with the road surface. The best way however to protect against hydroplaning is…

  • 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…

  • 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…