• 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…

  • 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…

  • All-weather tires versus all-season tires

    All-weather tires versus all-season tires– what is the difference between the two? The main difference of all-weather tires in comparison to all-season tires is that the all-weather tires hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake “symbol signifying their approved use in severe winter conditions. The reason to choose one over the other really comes down to if you need certified winter tires in the winter where you live. The disadvantaged of the all-weather tires however are the more aggressive tread block which can cause a higher rolling resistance in comparison with that of all-season tires so if the area where you live has mild climate year-round you would be better off…

  • What to consider when buying all-season tires

    Before investing in all-season tires, you need to consider the year-round weather in the region where you live. This is because all-season tires are not made to handle severe winter weather. The reason they are not approved for severe winter weather is because they have not passed the required criteria in snow testing and do thereby not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol. Tires with this emblem provide improved snow traction over tires holding the mud and snow emblem (M+S). This being said there are many areas in the United States not experiencing severe winter weather and for those areas all-season tires are a great choice. The fact that…

  • SUV all-season tires hold many advantages

    SUV all-season tires hold many advantages and possibly the biggest advantage being the fact that they allow for one set of tires to be used throughout the year in many areas of the United States. The reason this is not true for all States is because in areas with severe winters all-season tires are not recommended. This is because they do not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol”, which in turn means that they have not passed required performance criteria in snow testing and are thereby not considered severe snow service rated. This however is not of any concern in the many States with mild weather. The fact that…