Winter tires provide a higher degree of safety during the winter

All-season tires will become hard at low temperatures and cannot provide the winter grip you will need. When temperatures approach freezing, it is time to change to higher-performing winter tires.

If you are heavily reliant on your car for daily use, all-weather tires provide you with this edge. You also don’t have to worry about finding the correct date for changing between all-season and winter tires, you are always ready to drive regardless of weather conditions.

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Mining and tunneling tires made for the harshest conditions

As you can imagine that tires for mining and tunneling work in harsh conditions, it doesn’t get much tougher than this. Sharp rocks that constantly cut and bruise your mining tires, as you have to work with extreme loads, provide these harsh conditions. The only benefit might be that working underground you have less of a weather impact. However being underground then means that you have limited amount of space, so you want to avoid any type of unforeseen problems with your equipment or your tires, as this can cause a lot of problems and costs. A tire failure can cause both delays and costs to a project in addition that it might be a hazard, as these tires work under very high pressures and they do carry very heavy loads.

The tires will thus have to be extremely durable and have a cut and crack resistant tread compound that will provide you with long service life with limited unscheduled maintenance downtime, so that you can maximize productivity. With the limited room to maneuver in the tunnels you will need to have very steady and precise handling. The main vehicles used that you will need tires for are your drill rigs that will drill into the hard rocks. Then you have your underground excavator that can continue digging. They are then paired with a special low height underground mine loader, that can lift very heavy loads and then dump it into a dump truck which tend to be articulated for better movability and load bearing properties. The dump truck can then transport the rock and debris from the underground via the access roads.

The different equipment will have different tires that all will have slightly different properties in addition to being able to withstand the tough conditions that prevail underground and the heavy loads. The loader tires have to have excellent grip so that it can easily fill the bucket without tire slippage. Your excavator tires will need to be very stable so that it can dig up rocks without the excavator rocking back and forth. The dump truck tires will need to have good driving properties as it will leave the mine or tunnel through the access roads at higher speeds, so it needs to have both good on and off road properties. For more tips regarding mining and tunneling tires, visit:

Environmentally responsible driving with a hybrid or electric car

Drivers of electric and hybrid cars are looking for an enjoyable and environmentally responsible driving experience. This does not end with a purchase of a hybrid or electric car. It is important to consider which tires you put on your vehicle and to invest in a tire that furthers your commitment to the environment and lowers your ecological footprint. What should you take into account when choosing tires for a hybrid or electric car? It’s important to keep in mind the difference between these cars and traditional cars. Electric and hybrid cars have battery packs that make them heavier than traditional cars that run on gasoline. This means that grip is even more important to allow for proper braking.

If you are in the market for an environmentally friendly all-season tire specially recommended for hybrid or electric cars, consider the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0.

The Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 is a premium all-season tire that has excellent grip – especially wet grip – to enhance braking, and it comes recommended for hybrid or electric cars. The Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 also offers new technologies like a high-modulus tread compound to deliver a smooth and sporty ride.

Also, not all tire manufacturers produce tires equally. Nokian Tyres is committed to the environment and holds self-imposed high standards in its tire manufacturing. The Scandinavian company is committed to saving energy with its full lineup of low-rolling-resistance tires that allow electric cars to go further on a single charge. They only use purified oils in their tire production – no toxic or carcinogenic chemicals at all.

All-season tires can be used year-round in areas without severe winters, so they’re great for areas with three seasons. For areas that do experience winter weather, all-weather tires can be considered a hybrid between an all-season and a winter tire and rated for use on snow and ice.

Other things to consider for environmentally responsible driving besides a good quality tire: Be sure to properly maintain your tires by keeping them inflated to their recommended level. Also, make sure to maintain at least 4 millimeters of tread in order to protect against hydroplaning, a real risk with rainy weather in the fall.

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Choosing tires for SUVs

With summer coming to an end, you might wonder if all-season tires are still a good choice for the upcoming fall and winter. Well, this depends on the winter weather conditions where you live.  All-season tires are a flexible year-round option if you live in an area with three seasons. Contrary to what the name of the tires would have you believe, all-season tires are actually only suitable for 3 seasons and are not meant to be used in severe winter conditions. They do not hold the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol signifying use in severe winter conditions like an all-weather tire or winter tires.

One all-season tire, the Nokian Rotiiva HT, has one of the most advanced highway tread designs featuring industry-leading technology. The tire is ultra-quiet and sturdy, providing comfort and safety. It handles well on asphalt and gravel alike and can even handle light off-road conditions. The Nokian Rotiiva HT makes use of many new innovations that keep the main grooves clean, thereby improving aquaplaning properties while extending the tire life by preventing stone drilling.

Other innovations used in the tire are an all new high-modulus tread compound, stone ejectors, silent groove design, Silent Sidewall technology, polished grooves and low rolling resistance (which makes it an eco-friendly tire). With its staggered lateral grooves, the Nokian Rotiiva HT can handle any weather as it removes water with ease and maintains a good grip on the road, providing stronger handling. Its Aramid Sidewall technology is one of the strongest sidewall compounds on the market and allows the tire to be incredibly durable and able to resist cuts and impacts due to strong aramid fibers. In fact, this same material is used in the aerospace and defense industries. The groove lifts that are shaped between the tread blocks on the outer shoulder area improve precision and steering feel, especially when driving fast around corners. Circumferential grooves that are located on the tire’s shoulders allow for improved lateral grip and reduce rolling resistance.

All-season tires are a great option for year-round driving in areas with three seasons and are well-equipped to handle the unpredictable weather of autumn. The Nokian Rotiiva HT offers many new innovations to help protect from hydroplaning and other unexpected dangers on the road. It is a high-quality SUV all season tire.

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Do you need winter tires on your SUV?

To increase safety it’s very important to invest in good SUV winter tires, especially if you live in an area with heavy snow and real winter conditions. Many people are under the false assumption that owning an SUV or other four-wheel drive vehicle exempts you from needing winter tires. Nothing is further from the truth, as SUVs are much heavier vehicles and require good grip to allow them to stop and handle around corners. Even though it’s actually not mandatory to equip your car with winter tires in most areas in the United States, it comes highly recommended – especially if you live in the “winter tire belt” region of the United States.

There are many high-quality winter tires on the market, like the Nokian Nordman 7 SUV tires. The advantage of a tire like the Nokian Nordman 7 SUV is that it is available in both studded and non-studded versions. This gives the consumer the option to decide, while resting assured they have invested in an officially approved winter tire that carries the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.

The Nokian Nordman 7 SUV is especially formulated with the unique Bear Claw technology that ensures safer handling during extreme conditions. It offers a well-balanced grip – especially for heavy vehicles – that provides better control and handling. It is important to have winter tires installed before winter arrives and the temperatures drop near freezing. Even if you currently are running all-season tires, you will still need to switch to dedicated winter tires once the temperatures drop near freezing. This is because the rubber compound on all-season tires is not made for below-freezing temperatures and therefore not suitable for cold winter weather.

Winter tires are usually made of rubber compounds that remain flexible and soft even under low temperatures. This is different from all-season and summer tires that tend to become stiffer in cold weather. The Nokian Nordman 7 SUV features a highly grooved tread pattern that provides optimal performance on cold roads, allowing for optimal traction. These grooves push heavy snow and water aside to prevent slush planing and hydroplaning.

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What to consider when choosing winter tires

If you live in an area with severe winters that endure lots of snow and ice, you might be wise to invest in some high-quality winter tires – especially if the area where you reside has long winters. Once deciding to invest in winter tires, there is still the decision whether to get studded winter tires or non-studded winter tires. The things that should be considered when choosing a tire are, first of all, what kind of winter conditions you will be driving in, as well as your experience level driving on snow and ice.  

Studded tires are more suitable if you live near the coast, where the roads tend to be icy during the winter. Non-studded tires, on the other hand, are better suited for snowy roads. The Nokian Nordman 7 winter tires exist in both factory-studded and non-studded versions. The Nokian Nordman 7 is a high-quality tire that offers extreme grip on ice and snow as well as wet surfaces, whether you choose to have them studded or non-studded. They naturally hold the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol signifying they are officially approved for winter use.

If you choose to get them non-studded, they have the advantage of being able to be mounted on the car earlier in the autumn, which is a big advantage if the area where you live has unpredictable weather in the fall. The same holds true for spring, when weather can change rapidly. There have been many advances in rubber compounds along with other technologies that make having a studded winter tire less vital. If you do, however, choose the factory-studded version of this tire you can rest assured that nothing outperforms this tire on ice and packed snow, giving you the ultimate in grip and traction, especially lateral traction.

Nothing outperforms dedicated winter tires – studded tires or non-studded tires alike – in severe winter conditions. Winter tires are made of a flexible rubber compound and a unique tread design that is meant to be used on ice, snow and slush. They do not have to compromise for use in other seasons like their all-season and all-weather counterparts. When you install them on your car, you can rest assured you will enjoy the ultimate in grip and traction while accelerating, braking and going around corners.

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Choosing SUV all-season tires for year-round driving

With end of summer approaching, you want to make sure your SUV is equipped with the best tires possible to allow optimal performance in the fall. Fall weather often brings rain and high winds in many areas of the United States. It is therefore important to make sure you have a good set of tires that can handle rain and remain stable in high winds. The good news is that with new innovations, all-season tires usually come well equipped to handle all kinds of weather conditions throughout the year. But keep in mind that all-season tires are not recommended for use in severe winter condition such as snow and ice. There are many high-quality SUV all-season tires on the market, like the sporty Nokian zLine A/S SUV all-season tires that offer high-performance through all seasons.

The Nokian zLine A/S SUV is designed to offer safety and performance while providing a luxurious driving experience throughout the year. These SUV all-season tires are made to support heavier SUVs while maintaining excellent handling and stability, controlled driving comfort, and safety in all seasons. Thanks to Aramid Sidewall technology, they are well-equipped to handle rugged roads, as durable aramid fibers give increased protection against impacts and cuts from road hazards. These fibers are the same ones used in the aerospace industries and render the tires to be extremely puncture-resistant.

The Nokian zLine SUV all-season tire is an excellent tire for driving in uncertain fall weather conditions and is even rugged enough to handle off-road conditions thanks to Aramid Sidewall technology.

All-season tires are a great option for year-round driving, including use in fall. Which SUV all-season tires you choose should depend on what kind of SUV you are driving and what kind of driving you intend to do. You should also consider where you live, as all-season tires are not ideal for areas that experience any level of snow, ice or cold during the winter months. If you do reside in an area with severe winters, the the best choice would be to change into winter tires before the first snow fall or to consider buying all-weather tires, which can be used year-round but protect you in wintry conditions. For more information on which SUV all-season tires to choose, visit

All-season tires for hybrid and electric cars

All-season tires are the standard all-around tire that probably came with your hybrid or electric car. They are generally a good choice, but they are not recommended for winter conditions. This is not a concern if you live in an area where you don’t experience winter weather. Having said this, there are some differences between hybrid or electric cars compared to traditional cars that need to be considered when buying tires. Electric and hybrid cars have battery packs that make them heavier than traditional cars that run on gasoline. This means that grip is even more important to allow proper braking. During the summer months grip and traction remains important, as with summer rains the risk of hydroplaning increases and is a leading cause of accidents in the summer months. All-season tires are good all-around tires that provide excellent grip on both wet and dry roads.

If the decision is to buy all-season tires, it is a good idea to look for tires actually recommended for hybrid or electric cars. There are many high-quality all-season tires on the market today. Nokian Tyres offers a whole range of tires that come recommended for hybrid and electric cars. If you are in the market for an all-season tire it is important that you choose the right tire for the model you have. This is because if you drive a high-end car like the Tesla Model S, you would be better off with the Nokian zLine A/S all-season tires as they cater to high-performance cars by providing both comfort and luxury performance to enable fast driving throughout the year.

The Nokian zLine A/S is an all-season tire that incorporates many new technologies to allow for excellent wet grip, smooth and quiet driving, and long tread life with the advantage of year-round use. The Nokian zLine A/S all-season tires are designed with new technologies like the clinch rubber compound, dynamic traction boost tread compound, silent groove design and cooling edges, polished grooves and an all new tread design, all while remaining environmentally friendly due to their low rolling resistance. The new modulus tread compound and comfort base compound help deliver a smooth and sporty ride, while a new silica and rubber compound has an expanding molecular structure that strengthens the stiffness of the tread pattern to allow for excellent handling, especially around corners. Another advantage: This special compound works along a wide temperature range.

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Use of all-weather tires in the summer

All-weather tires are a great choice when you want to keep one set of tires throughout the year but live in an area with wintry weather. This is because all-weather tires hold the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol signifying they have been tested to perform well in winter weather, including snow and ice. How about the other seasons of the year, especially summer? The same features that provide excellent grip for your vehicle in the winter will also allow excellent handling and grip on dry surfaces and rugged terrain.

The main difference between all-weather and all-season tires is that all-weather tires are marked with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol signifying they are rated for use in winter road conditions such as snow and ice. This in comparison to all-season tires, where this is not the case. The name all-season tires is actually bit misleading, as all-weather tires are the only tires adapted to deal with all four seasons including winter. This is because all-weather tires are really a mix of winter tires and all-season tires, whereas an all-season tire would only be good in four seasons. So even though the name implies four seasons, all-season tires are not safe on winter road conditions. But what about summer? Well, summer actually requires a tire that can prevent hydroplaning. This is because summer rains increase the risk of hydroplaning, which is a leading cause of summer accidents.

There are many high-quality all-weather tires on the market, like the Nokian WR G4, which combines high performance through all seasons with reliable grip in winter. Even though the Nokian WR G4 is made to perform well in snow and ice, it performs just as well in heavy rain and on dry asphalt. This tire also comes recommended for hybrid and electric cars and with new innovations like blade grooves that assure effective routing of rain, snow and slush alike. This tire also prevents hydroplaning on slush and water, something really important for summer rains and the melting of the snow in the spring. For more information regarding all-weather tires, visit:

When to choose all-weather tires?

All-weather tires are great tires if you reside in an area with severe winters that require tires with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. All-weather tires hold this same emblem, also used for winter tires, and are therefore safe for use in snow and ice. This allows drivers to use one set of tires through out the year, with no need for changeover. This eliminates the need of storing a second set of tires in the garage.

With an all-weather tire you can safely handle snow and ice, as they offer excellent grip and handling. All-weather tires hold the severe service emblem or three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, as mentioned, which signifies that they are designated for use in severe winter conditions. All-weather tires have intermediate tread compound that offers excellent grip in all kinds of road conditions. They are actually sort of a hybrid between winter tires and all-season tires, making them ideal for all seasons. This is why during the cold season when the roads are icy, snowy and wet they work just as well as during the other seasons. Even though all-weather tires are rated for severe winter weather use, it needs to be noted that nothing outperforms a studded winter tire on ice, especially for lateral traction.

Additionally, the unique tread pattern has grooves that effectively remove snow, slush and water out from under the tire to ensure excellent grip and reliable handling under all conditions, thereby protecting from hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also occur when snow melts and there is slush on the road. This can assure hydroplaning resistance both in heavy rain or melting ice and snow. This allows vehicles to maintain proper contact with the road and provides the stability you need to handle your vehicle safety and comfortably. 

All-weather tires are the only tires that can be used year-round if the winters are mild in your area. If the area you live in does not have winter weather, all-season tires can be considered for year-round use. All-weather tires outperform all-season tires in the winter, as all-season tires are not recommended for severe winter weather. The many new innovations in all-weather and all-season tires alike make them both well-suited to handle the other three seasons of the year. Most tires offer low rolling resistance to save fuel, and thereby the environment, without forgoing safety and handling.

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