If living in an area with severe winters with lots of snow and ice you might be wise to invest in some good quality winter tires especially if owning a hybrid or electric car. This is because as the batteries make these vehicles heavier and thereby in need of extra grip and traction, the additional weight makes them slower to stop. Winter tires come either as studded tires or non-studded tires and both are available for hybrid and electric cars. The things that should be considered when choosing a tire is first of all what kind of winter conditions you will be driving in as well as your experience level driving on snow and ice.
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 more suited for
snowy roads. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 non-studded tire offers relentless
grip with controlled handling on both ice and snow while remaining fuel-efficient
for a greener driving experience. The tires naturally hold the “three peak
mountain snowflake symbol” signifying that they are officially approved for
winter use. Non-studded
tires 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 the spring when the weather can change rapidly.
have been many advances in the rubber compounds along with other technologies,
which makes having studded winter
tires less vital. If you do however choose studded
tires you can rest assured that nothing outperforms these tires on ice and
packed snow, giving you the ultimate in grip and traction, especially lateral
outperforms dedicated winter tires, non-studded or studded tires alike, in
severe winter conditions. Winter tires are made of a flexible rubber compound
as well as 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 that you will enjoy the ultimate in grip and traction both for
accelerating, braking and going around corners.
Winter tires are a good choice even for SUVs. This is because winter tires hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” emblem signifying their use in severe winter conditions. This is very important even for SUVs and possible even more so as they are much heavier and need to rely on good traction to be able to brake. It is actually even more important than with a passenger car as the SUV is a much heavier vehicle. Make sure to always install winter tires on all 4 wheels.
need studded tires on a SUV or do traditional non-studded tiressuffice? It
basically depends on what kind of driving you will be doing, where you live and
what kind of weather conditions you will be encountering. Nothing can beat the
grip and traction, especially lateral traction, that a studded winter tire can
give. Basically, the studded tires like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV uses
high quality studs that give exceptional grip and traction especially lateral
traction which helps you remain in control of your car even on black ice. There
is one big drawback with the studded tire and that is noise and the increase in
rolling resistance. This is something that is becoming less of a problem as new
technologies like the Nokian “eco stud system” emerge. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta
9 SUV tires also have a specially formulated compound underneath the studs to
help reduce the noise. So, to summarize, deciding to buy studded or non-studded
tires you need to consider where you live, what you drive and your comfort
level driving on snow and ice.
If in the market
for non-studded tires, then the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 is an excellent tire
with its increased tread depth of 13.5 mm – 14.5 for heavier vehicles
respectively, these tires offer more durability and better mileage. This tread
design helps improve stability and steering response. The new arrow-shaped
pattern features deeper grooves for added slushplaning resistance and
self-cleaning capability when driving in deep snow. Winter tires are usually
made of rubber compounds that remain flexible and soft even in very cold winter
temperatures. So, whether you decide upon studded or non-studded winter tires
for your SUV it remains the best choice in cold weather conditions. Whether you
choose studded or non-studded tires the winter, dedicated winter tires remain
the best performing tires for your SUV in the winter.
With new innovations in non-studded winter tires, the need for studded tires becomes less important in some cases. It used to be that studded winter tires were the ultimate in winter traction; however, newer technologies and innovations make non-studded tires more effective than ever. Studded tires grip clear ice better than non-studded tires and are most effective at temperatures near freezing. But there are many circumstances in which non-studded tires can be just as safe.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 non-studded winter tires make use of many of these new innovations, such as the Arctic Sense Grip Concept that allows for relentless grip and controlled quiet driving due to the sipes adapting to all weather variations. In addition, the bio-based Cryo Crystal 3 grip particles have been added to the rubber compound to further improve grip, especially on ice. It is no longer necessary to have studded tires to deal with ice, especially since the conditions that warrant studs don’t present themselves many days of the year. So even if in certain conditions studded tires would be superior, most places in the United States don’t merit their use all winter long.
conditions studded tires outperform non-studded tires, and it should be noted
that there have been advances and new innovations in studs as well, reducing
the classic drawbacks of studded tires. The new generation of studs, like the
ones used in the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, are eco-friendlier with reduced road
wear and lower noise levels. The Eco Stud Cushion actually dampens the contact
with the road as the air space in the middle of the lower flange reduces stud
With advances in
both studded and non-studded tires,
the difference between the two becomes less pronounced. Considering the limited
times that studded tires outperform non-studded tires, it might not be worth
accepting the drawbacks of studded tires. Certain winter tires like the Nokian
Nordman 7 are available factory-studded or without studs, giving the consumer
the choice to choose.
There is no doubt that dedicated winter tires – both studded winter tires and non-studded –give the ultimate performance in severe winter conditions, but how do you know when to change into winter tires? Winter tires are the ultimate choice for severe winter conditions and give the ultimate performance on both snow and ice — especially studded tires. In certain areas in the United States it is the safest choice to equip your car with dedicated winter tires for the winter season.
wonder at what point you should be placing winter tires on your car. The
general indications for winter tires are when the temperature drops to 45
degrees Fahrenheit. With studded tires this becomes more complicated as each
state in the United States has different laws for their use. There are some states
that allow their use as early as September while others do not at all. There
are also some states that only allow rubber studs while others allow both metal
and rubber studs. Winter tires will improve traction, braking and handling,
with today’s winter tires not being designed to perform just in snowy
conditions, but perform better on cold, dry pavement as well. The big drawback
with winter tires, however, is the need to change tires once the winter season
is over. This is because winter tires are not made to be used in other seasons besides
winter and in some states, studded tires are even illegal.
When equipping your car with winter tires, it is important that winter tires are installed in sets of four to help maintain control and stability of your vehicle. Whether you invest in studded or non-studded tires, you will be able to handle the toughest of winter conditions and if you live in an area with severe winters you will not be disappointed in their performance. When choosing winter tires make sure to consider your driving needs – do you live where cold temperatures are common? Do you drive on icy or snowy roads, and do you drive early morning or late at night? Do you maintain the same speed regardless of temperature? Also, are you dependent on your vehicle regardless of the weather? If the area where you live has mild winters, then maybe an all-weather tire would suffice and if so, no changing over to winter tires is necessary.
Winter tires are the ultimate choice for severe winter conditions and give the ultimate performance on snow and ice, studded winter tires, even more so. In certain areas in the United States it is the safest choice to equip your car with dedicated winter tires for the winter season. You might wonder at what point you should be placing winter tires on your car. It is recommended to put winter tires on the car when the temperature drops below 0 Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. Winter tires will improve traction, braking and handling, with today’s winter tires not being designed to perform just in snowy conditions, but perform better on cold, dry pavement as well. The big drawback with winter tires however is the need to change tires once the winter season is over. This is because the winter tires are not made to be used in other seasons but winter and in some States, it is even illegal. This is because the winter tires can severely damage the roads and studded tires, obviously, even more so
When equipping your car with winter tires, it is important that winter tires are installed in sets of four to help maintain control and stability of your vehicle. Whether you invest in studded or non-studded tires, you will be able to handle the toughest of winter conditions and if you live in an area with severe winters you will not be disappointed in their performance. When choosing winter tires make sure to consider your driving needs, do you live where cold temperatures are common? Do you drive on icy or snowy roads, do you drive early morning or late at night? Do you maintain the same speed regardless of temperature? Also are you dependent on your vehicle regardless of the weather?
Keep in mind since the winter tires are specifically designed to be used during the cold months, they are not good when it comes to dissipating heat. If you were to use them on hot summer roads, the risk of overinflating or blowing out will be much higher. They are made with a very flexible rubber compound, something that affects how your car feels and handles on the road.
The softer rubber compound that the winter tires are made of also cause the tread to change the shape more. This results in more rolling resistance that causes your vehicle to use more gas. This is not good for either the environment or your pocketbook.
When choosing tires it is important to consider what kind of driving and what kind of conditions you will be encountering. There is also the need to consider whether you are in the market for one set of tires to be used year-round or if changing tires during the year can be considered. The main reason people consider changing tires is if they live in an area with severe winters where winter tires are the best option. Winter tires are by far the best choice if you live in an area with severe winter weather. Whether you choose non-studded tires or studded tires, winter tires remain the best option for superior grip and traction on snow and ice.
Some other things to consider when buying tires are what kind of driving
you will be doing, what kind of car you drive, what kind of weather conditions you
will be driving in and, last but not least, your budget. Obviously, if you have
a high-performance car you should look into some high-quality tires with
appropriate speed rating, an indicator of the maximum safest speed the tire can
be driven. Usually this speed rating is way above the legal speed limit, but
that is not to say a higher speed rating is not necessary. Usually tires with a
higher speed rating have greater levels of handling and cornering grip,
something that obviously makes the car handle better.
There is also the question of whether to get all-season tires,
all-weather tires or dedicated winter tires. And if that decision wasn’t
complicated enough, there is also the choice between studded or non-studded winter tires. Generally,
where you live will dictate what kind of tires you will need because if you
live in an area with severe winters and do not want to change tires into winter
tires in the winter, your only other option would be all-weather tires. The
reason for this is that all-weather tires are marked with the three-peak mountain
snowflake symbol, like winter tires, which indicates they have met the required
performance criteria in snow testing and are thereby considered severe snow
service-rated. On the other hand, if you reside in an area with no real winter
season you are able to invest in all-season
tires for year-round use.
The choice between studded or non-studded tires depends on what kind of car you drive, where you will be driving and what kind of weather conditions you will be encountering. It also depends on your experience level driving in snow and ice. In a place like Alaska with heavy winter conditions, it’s necessary to have a car that’s well-equipped with all the newest safety accessories such as stability and traction controls as well as ABS brakes. But tires are also an important consideration. In places with mostly snowy conditions and not so much ice, the choice for many ends up being non-studded tires. Some drivers opt for the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 which allows for relentless grip while being able to enjoy precise and controlled driving.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is a perfectly balanced non-studded winter
tire providing both excellent grip and controlled handling all this while
saving on fuel costs. It uses many new technologies like the multi-faceted
“Snow Claws” to ensure ultimate grip. These snow claws are inserted between the
tread blocks to create balanced ice and snow grip especially during braking and
acceleration. The “Artic Sense Grip Concept” provides flexible sipes to adapt
to weather variations and thereby offering relentless grip while the “Biobased
Cryo Crystal 3” grip particles that are added to the rubber compound improves
grip on ice by grabbing onto the driving surface.
When driving on winter roads it is important to stay calm and use the
correct speed. It is important to not speed as even with the best tires driving on snow and ice requires skill and it is
always more difficult than driving on clean dry roads. Of course, having good
quality tires even non-studded winter tires allows you to have ultimate grip on
snowy roads to increase you and your family’s safety. One benefit with
non-studded tires is a quieter ride than studded tires and the fact that they
can be mounted earlier in the fall. The non-studded tires are also a good
choice in spring especially if you live in an area with rapidly changing
temperatures. Having said that both non-studded and studded winter tires shouldn’t
be used in other seasons than winter.
When choosing between studded or non-studded tires its important to consider where and what your will be driving as well as your experience level.
When should you invest in studded tires? Basically, nothing handles better on winter road than a studded winter tire. So, it really comes down to where you live and what kind of winter conditions you experience where you live. Living in upstate New York with very frequent winter storms, there is little question but to get studded winter tires put on your car. Icy and snowy conditions require a good winter tire to be safe. One family is experienced with driving in snow and ice but has two teenage daughters who just earned their drivers’ licenses, so their parents wanted the best tires possible to ensure their safety. They decided to invest in some high-quality winter tires but weren’t sure if they should choose studded tires or non-studded tires.
in the day, studded snow tires were the tires to have for winter conditions,
however there have been a lot of advances in rubber compounds along with other
technologies which make having studded winter tires less vital, although still
very helpful in certain conditions. Because of this family’s needs, they opted
for studded tires – more specifically
the Nokian Nordman 7.
Nokian Nordman 7 tires are available both with studs and without
studs, however the family opted for the factory-studded version. Since they live
on a hill, climbing ability also played a role when choosing tires. They needed
good traction to make it up the driveway and into the garage. One thing to
consider with studded tires is that they would be nosier on regular roads,
however as the roads are packed with snow in the winter where they live, noise won’t
be an issue.
Some of the other benefits of having invested in high quality winter tiresare improved braking, traction and safety. Winter tires stop faster on snow and ice than all-season or all-weather tires. This is because of the extra grip which maximizes traction, with the studs even more so. Winter tires are made of a flexible rubber compound as well as a unique tread design that is meant to be used on ice, snow and slush. They do not have any compromises for other seasons like their all season and all weather counterparts. When you install them on your car, you will benefit a great deal from increased traction and control of your car both for accelerating and braking.
Winter tires are especially designed to handle road conditions with snow and ice. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is designed to adapt to winter road conditions so you can drive with both safety and comfort. These non-studded tiresoffer excellent grip on icy and snowy roads.
of winter tires is that they have been tested and are officially approved for
winter use. They are marked with the “three-peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol”
signifying that it has been designed specifically for use in severe snow
conditions. With dedicated winter tires you can rest assured that no matter
what the weather conditions are where you live your Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3
tires will be up for the challenge and you can count on maximum performance at
Hakkapeliitta R3 tires are designed with the most cutting edge technologies
such as “Biobased Cryo Crystal 3 grip particles” and “multi-faceted Snow Claws”.
These cryo crystal particles have been added to the rubber compound to improve
grip and this in combination with the multifaceted snow claws between the tread
block helps the overall grip on snow on ice both when accelerating and braking.
advantage of this non-studded tire is that there are no restrictions on its use
like with studded
means you can park in any garage which does not allow studded tires, you can keep
them on well into spring without causing damage to the roads. This allows you
to keep winter tires into the spring to
deal with the danger of hydroplaning due to slush (slushplaning) which is a
real risk with the melting of the snow and ice in the spring. The fact that
this tire does not have studs also give a quieter ride with less rolling
resistance which thereby assures better fuel economy.
the weather becomes warmer and the roads drier its highly recommended to change
into all-season tires, summer tires or all-weather tires. This is because the
winter tires are designed with softer rubber that remains soft even in extreme
cold to maintain good grip on the road. The warmer weather and dry pavement cause
the winter tread rubber to wear down quickly. So, when spring approaches it is
well advised to start looking around for new tires. Snow tires on your car are
like you wearing snow boots in the winter obviously you wouldn’t wear snow
boots to the beach but rather flip flops so the same should go for your car.
To increase safety, it’s very important to invest in good snow tires but what if you have SUV? I originally thought that if you have an SUV, winter tires were not necessary. This is however not so; it is actually even more important than with a passenger car as the SUV is a much heavier vehicle. So even though the 4-wheel drive allows you to have more traction you can only profit from this if you have good quality tires installed. This is because it’s the tires that grip the road giving you traction. Now that its established that you need good quality winter tires there is also the decision to make whether to get studded or non-studded tires. When should you consider studded tires versus non-studded tires? It comes down to what kind of driving you will be doing and what kind of winter conditions you will be encountering.
Do you need studded
tires on a SUV or do traditional non studded tires suffice? It basically
depends on what kind of driving you will be doing, where you live and what kind
of weather conditions you will be encountering. Nothing can beat the grip and
traction, especially lateral traction, that a studded winter tire can give.
Basically, the studded tires like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV uses high
quality studs that give exceptional grip and traction especially lateral
traction which helps you remain in control of your car even on black ice.
There is one big
drawback with the studded tires and that is noise and the increase in rolling
resistance. This is something that is becoming less of a problem as new
technologies like the Nokian “eco stud system” emerge. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta
8 SUV tires also have an especially formulated compound underneath the studs to
help reduce the noise. So, to summarize, deciding to buy studded or non-studded tires you need to consider where you live, what you
drive, and your comfort level driving on snow and ice.
Winter tires are usually made of rubber compounds that
remain flexible and soft even in very cold winter temperatures. So, whether you
decide upon studded or non-studded winter tires for your SUV it remains the
best choice in cold weather conditions. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV will
provide the best traction to tackle both snow and ice this winter to assure
your family’s safety.