• Passenger cars and SUVs both need premium winter tires

    There are a lot of differences between passenger cars and SUVs, where the SUVs are larger and heavier and tend to be safer vehicles according to crash and survival data. They do however both need to use winter tires or at least winter approved tires when driving in winter conditions. All-season tires are not intended for winter use and are therefore not approved for those conditions. The reason why they aren’t approved is that the rubber compound used in them will become hard as they are optimized for warm temperatures, not freezing levels. Winter tires have soft rubber compounds that allow them to stay flexible and agile in order to…

  • Snow tires and winter tires are the same

    When it comes to winter tires, they used to be called snow tires as they were used once you had a snowfall, nowadays they have evolved and nowadays snow tires is used synonymously with winter tires, as that better indicates their ability to also handle ice and slush that frequently occur during the winter. Winter tires now refer to tires that are approved for winter use and have the severe service emblem aka snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. This is different from the M+S marking that just indicates that the tread can handle mud and snow due to more transverse tread placement and self-cleaning tread. When it comes to winter tires that…

  • Good quality tires can often give you good warranties and satisfaction guarantee

    By investing in high quality winter tires, or as you they are also commonly referred to as winter tires, you want to make sure that you invest in car tires that can provide you with both the driving comfort that you want out of them as well as the necessary grip and safety performance. It is important that they have the perfect grip and traction on the main surfaces that you drive on during the winter season. For winter tires you have usually the option of studded tires or non-studded ones. The studded has metal studs, which can dig into icy surfaces to generate excellent grip and traction. This makes…

  • 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…

  • Best winter tires for your car

    The best winter tires for your car will depend on what driving conditions that you will encounter during the winter season. It will also depend on what vehicle that you have. Tires will need to be adapted to the vehicle you have. If you drive a fast or heavy vehicle, you will need a high load or speed index. Heavier vehicle such as electric vehicles or hybrid, which are heavier due to the heavy battery packs, will require more wear resistant tires and preferably tires with low rolling resistance. Then it also depends on where you live, northern part of the country, mountainous regions or mostly flat and if you…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…