The SUV being a heavier vehicle than a regular passenger car makes the choice of a good quality tire even more important. It is important to choose a tire that allows for ultimate grip to allow for proper grip and handling. It is also important that the tire protects 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 pavement. The best way however to protect against hydroplaning is to equip your car with a set of good quality tires.
It is important to keep tires properly inflated with at least 4mm of tread to assure proper hydroplaning protection. Tires like the Nokian eNTYRE C/S SUV all-season tires are good quality tires that come recommended for SUVs and light trucks. This tire has many safety features and even has a driving safety indicator and an aquaplaning indicator on the central rib. This aquaplaning indicator droplet disappears when the groove depth wears down to less than 4mm.The reason the tread depth is so important is as the speed increases and the tread depth decreases the contact area of the tire is dramatically decreased.
does not just pertain to water (Aquaplaning) you can also hydroplane with slush
(slush planing). Slush planing is when the snow starts melting leaving slush on
the road. This is why even in other season than the rainy season you can
experience hydroplaning. The SUVall-weather tires allow for excellent
handling on snowy, icy and slushy roads and provide protection for hydroplaning
tough an SUV fairs better on wet roads compared to a passenger car with all
things being equal it is not to say that passenger car with good quality tires
compared with an SUV with worn out tires wouldn’t fair better. The best
protection against hydroplaning is a set of high quality tires that are in good
condition with proper tread depth and properly inflated. The best thing to do
if you start hydroplaning is to stay straight and decelerate to try to regain
the feel of the road and control of your car. To try to avoid hydroplaning look
ahead and avoid any large puddle and reduce your speed in rainy conditions.
If living in an area where winters have real winter conditions, it is better to consider all-weather tires over all-season tires. This is of course if you are not considering changing into dedicated snow tires in the winter. When in the market for SUV all-weather tires for a hybrid or electric SUV it is important to keep in mind the fact that SUVs and especially hybrid SUVs are heavier than regular passenger cars. This is due not only to the increased size but also the additional weight of the batteries, therefore needing extra braking distance, so grip and traction is an important feature needed in a tire. There are many all-weather tires suitable for a hybrid or electrical SUVs on the market, tires like the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires as an example, which is a high performing tire, tough enough for all seasons.
The Nokian WR G4 SUV tires combine excellent performance and grip through
all seasons while allowing reliable handling no matter what weather. It is
designed with many new innovations like the “Aramid Sidewall Technology” which
improves durability while protecting against cuts, “Centipede Siping” to allow
maximum contact with the surface to increase grip on snow and slush, and dual
performing SUV compound which increases stiffness with its new “SUV performance
resin” which functions well in all seasons of the year.
The great advantage of an
all-weather tire compared to an all-season tire is the “Three peak mountain
snowflake” symbol which indicates that they are designated for use in severe
winter conditions. This is especially important with a hybrid or electric SUV
which need good traction for proper braking and emphasizes the for a good
quality all-weather tire, that excels in grip and traction on snow and ice
All-weather tires for electric or hybrid SUVs are a great way to be able
to keep one set of tires throughout the year while assuring excellent handling
and performance even in the winter. Keeping in mind that nothing outperforms
dedicated SUV winter
tires in severe winter conditions. Both non-studded or studded winter tires
are specifically designed for severe winter weather and even though the
all-weather tires allow for all year-round use and can handle winter climate
without any problems, they still have to make some compromises to allow for the
tire to be functional throughout the year.
If you are fortunate to live in an area that allows for SUV all-season tires all year round, then the benefits of SUV all-season tires outweigh those of SUV all-weather tires, especially in the summer. This is because all-season tires do not have the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol implying that it can be used in severe winter conditions. This means that it does not need to have such aggressive tread design and allows for a tire that gives ultimate performance in the summer.
All-season SUV tires are made to be driven
all year long if you live in a place with three seasons, because even though the
name “all-season tires” suggest use during all seasons, this is not so. All-season
tires are great in spring through fall – three seasons – whereas all-weather
tires are made to handle wintry conditions. This is because all-weather tires
are a hybrid of winter tires and all-season tires. If you live in an area with three
seasons, the best choice would be SUV all-season tires like the Nokian zLine
A/S SUV tires. They are made to support heavier SUV vehicles throughout the
year with excellent handling and stability.
These tireswill assure that you
get the most use out of your SUV tires. They also allow for one set of tires
throughout the year, which is a great financial advantage as SUV tires can be
SUV all-season tires like the Nokian zLIne A/S SUV take advantage of many new technologies like Aramid sidewalls. This sidewall compound is exceptionally durable and puncture-resistant, as it is made of extremely strong Aramid fibers. This is great when you want to drive your SUV in off-road situations or just on rocky roads. It also provides additional safety when you encounter debris on the freeway. They are made to allow for controlled driving comfort, excellent handling and stability with extra protection against hydroplaning. This is something that is important throughout the year, even in the summer when dry summer roads can become a risk for hydroplaning after a rain shower, a leading cause of accidents in the summer months.
All-season SUV tires are basically made for
year-round driving in areas with milder weather conditions, not with snow and
ice. All-weather tires, on the other hand, are like a hybrid between all-season
tires and winter tires, so they are equipped to handle snow and ice and
therefore carry the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. This symbol signifies
that the tire meets required performance criteria in snow testing to be
considered severe snow service-rated. The choice between all-season and
all-weather tires really comes down to where you live and what kind of weather
conditions you will be experiencing. If the area where you reside experiences 3
out of 4 seasons then all-season tires will be the best choice, providing the
best handling throughout the season and improved handling in the summer.
There are many dedicated all-season tires
for SUVs on the market, products like the Nokian eNTYRE C/S all-season tire,
which provides durability without compromising safety or driving comfort. It drives
excellently on wet and dry surfaces. Even though it does handle well on asphalt,
it can also handle occasional light off-road driving with its durable puncture-resistant
sidewalls. Stability is improved with the new re-optimized placement of the
tread blocks with enforced shoulder areas. This tire will assure you get the
most out of your SUV, offering durability and protection even in off-road use
with its special sidewall compound, rendering them puncture-resistant. The
sidewall compound contains strong aramid fibers, the same ones used in the
aerospace and defense industries. It also offers predictable handling on wet
surfaces, protecting against hydroplaning while offering a comfortable and
the Nokian eNTYRE C/S feature the latest technologies for a safe,
uncompromising performance throughout the year in areas with 3 seasons. SUV all-weather tires are a better
option in areas experiencing severe winters. There is also the option of switching
all-season tires out for dedicated winter tires in the winter. It is important
to realize that since SUVs are larger and heavier, they require high-quality
tires to allow for the best grip and traction to allow for adequate braking.
A driver was in the market to get SUV all-weather tires for his new hybrid SUV. He knew that he didn’t want to deal with changing tires during the different seasons but needed a tire that would be able to handle the winters in Portland, Oregon. After doing his homework, he ran across an all-weather tire suitable for a hybrid or electrical car. He opted for the Nokian WR G4 SUV tire which is already the fourth generation of this high performing tire, tough enough for all seasons.
The driver needed tires to handle well even in the winter and was the
reason for choosing an all-weather tire compared to all-season tires. This is
because the all-season tires are only good in three seasons and not four as the
name would have you believe. The all-weather tires are marked with the mountain
snowflake symbol which indicates that they are designated for use in severe
winter conditions. Since he has a hybrid SUV and knoew that hybrids and
especially hybrid SUVs are heavier than regular cars due to their battery
packs, he was aware he needed maximum grip to guarantee excellent braking on
icy and snowy roads. He felt the Nokian WR G4 was a reliable tire for his family’s
safety in winter driving conditions.
Nokian WR G4 SUV tires combine uncompromising performance and excellent grip
through all seasons while allowing reliable handling no matter what the
forecast. The tire steers well on sun-scorched asphalt as well as wet or snowy
grounds with predictable grip all year round. It is designed with many new
innovations like the “Aramid Sidewall Technology” which improves durability
while protecting against cuts, “Centipede Siping” to allow maximum contact with
the surface to increase grip on snow and slush, and dual performing SUV
compound which increases stiffness with its new “SUV performance resin” to provide
a perfectly balanced combination of winter and summer properties.
When looking into what tires to buy for your hybrid SUV for use all year
round, you need to keep in mind what kind of driving you will be doing and
where you live. As this driver lives in the Portland, Oregon, he needed a tire
that could perform well in winter conditions however if he lived for example in
Phoenix, Arizona, SUVall-season tires could have sufficed. Keeping in mind that dedicated winter
or summer tires will always
outperform an all year round tire in their perspective seasons.
With spring approaching it is time to consider changing your winter tires into all-season tires. In places like South Lake Tahoe the snow is starting to melt, and drivers are looking to equip their SUVs with SUV all-season tires. Many who are satisfied with their Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV winter tiresdecide to stay with the same manufacturer. Some decide on the Nokian zLine A/S SUV.
The Nokian zLine
A/S SUV tire is especially designed focusing on luxurious performance, handling
and safety. With cutting edge technologies like Aramid Sidewall technology it
assures protection against punctures as the strong aramid fibers strengthens
the sidewall rubber to withstand external impacts. It should be noted that this
is the same fibers used in the aerospace and defense industries.
wonder why those drivers didn’t just keep all-season tires all year around.
Well the truth is the all-season tires are actually only suitable for 3 seasons
(spring through fall) and not all-seasons, or 4 seasons as the name would have
you believe. They are not equipped to deal with winter road conditions like
dedicated winter tires. Smart drivers keep their winter tires until all the
snow has melted, as the winter tires assures better handling with the melting
snow thereby preventing hydroplaning from slush (slushplaning) which can become
a risk when the snow and ice melts. This is a very important feature as
hydroplaning or slush planing can be very serious and quite frightening. , Also,
with the heavier weight of SUVs and especially electric SUVs hydroplaning
protection is very important.
all-season tires are designed for all seasons other than winter, so this becomes
a natural choice as drivers replace our winter tires. SUV
all-weather tiresare also a wise choice. They arebasically a cross between all-season tires and winter tires. In
theory drivers could keep the all-weather tires all year long, however with the
amount of snow and ice in Lake Tahoe some drivers prefer not to take any
chances and insteadinvest in a dedicated winter tire. All-sesaon tires also
allow better handling on dry roads. All-season tires like the Nokian zLine A/S
SUV allow optimal performance specially designed for the heavier SUV vehicles
even when driving fast.
When looking into whether to invest into all-season tires or all weather tires its important to understand the difference. All-season tires perform well as long as the temperature does not drop below 7 degrees Fahrenheit. So in an area with 4 seasons these tires are only good for three seasons and not “all” seasons like the name implies. All-weather tires on the other hand are designed with a more flexible rubber and are even marked with the universal three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, the same as on winter tires. This means that it is safe to use even in winter when cold conditions demand increased traction and control. Having said that it still not going to perform as well as a dedicated winter tires so recommended only for areas with mild winters.
I had was if I should invest in SUV
all-season tiresor SUV
all-weather tires. In general I think it depends on where you live and
since I live in San Francisco I didn’t feel the need to worry about the snow in
the winter so decided upon the all season tire more specifically the Nokian
eNtyre C/S. These tires have great performance with predictable handling on
wet, dry and snowy surfaces so even if they are maybe not ideal if you live in
an area with severe winters they will definitely suffice if I want to head up
to Tahoe for a day of skiing.
Francisco there are not really any real change between the seasons but we do
have some slick roads due to the heavy fog so the technology employed in these
tires to prevent hydroplaning will come in handy. It also employs some noise
reducing technologies such as the “Silent Groove Design” which uses
hemispherical indentations resembling the surface of a golf ball and thereby
cut our sound so now more howling tires. Furthermore this tire uses the “Silent
Sidewall Technology” to further reduce noise.
starting to read about the difference between all-weather and all-season tires
it became clear to me that the all season tires would work best for me. This is
because all season tires are excellent tires for year around use if you live in
an area without snow and ice. SUV all season tires like the Nokian eNtyre C/S was
specifically developed with 3 main technologies offering performance,
durability and comfort.
Living in Seattle, Washington where the winter consists of anything from rain to snow we decided to equip our SUV with SUV all-weather tires. We were advised to choose all weather tires compared to SUV all-season tiresas they are better suited for winter conditions. This is because the all weather tires are designed with a more flexible rubber compound and marked with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol like winter tires. This was important to us as even though Seattle doesn’t experience severe winters it does have snow, ice and possible rain and temperatures below 7degrees Fahrenheit which makes this tire ideal. The fact of owning an SUV does not equal not needing good quality tires for the winter months because even though the 4-wheel drive allows more traction it is not able to grip the road with inadequate tires. After having shopped around for an all weather tire for our SUV we decided upon the Nokian WR G3 SUV tire. This tire offers both excellent winter grip and driving responsiveness allowing enhanced performance.
The Nokian WR
G3 SUV tires are designed for all
weather durability and excellent handling on snow as well as dry surfaces. It
has low rolling resistance thereby making it fuel efficient. It also handles
well in wet conditions allowing extra protection from hydroplaning from either
rain or slush (aquaplaning and slushplaning). This protection from hydroplaning
is due to the deep transverse grooves that that combined with the strong,
arrow-like directional tread and polished main grooves which efficiently remove
water and slush. Slush is something that we have a lot of here in Seattle when
it it’s sometimes not cold enough to snow and instead we have rain thereby
melting the snow creating slush.
The Nokian WR
G3 SUV all weather tires can be used all year around in Seattle especially as
the winters in Seattle are not severe. This is not to say that the Nokian WR G3
tiresare not well suited for winter conditions in
fact they are equipped with “snow claws” longitudinal and diagonal grooves of
the tire’s tread blocks which ensures excellent grip especially on snowy and
icy winter roads while still providing durability all year around. Since the
summers in Seattle are quite mild, we will be able to use these tires even in
the summer with the assurance that they will protect us from hydroplaning from
the Seattle rains which averages 150 days a year.
The sales of SUVs is increasing. GM recently announced that it will close 3 factories in the US to focus on more profitable SUVs. People like everything about the SUVs. They tend to be safer, they have more space for the family, and they look great. All the major attributes that you want from a day-to-day vehicle, regardless of whether you use it as your main vehicle to drive to work, or your secondary car for the family. Today’s gasoline prices are not at the highest level either, so the trend of driving the smallest possible vehicle has halted a bit. And there’s always an option to go for a hybrid SUV, which will make driving more economical.
ensure the best safety and performance when you drive you will need to get a
good set of tires to your SUV. You need either a set of winter tires that you
combine with a set of summer tires. Alternatively
you can get a set of all-weather tires which you can probably use throughout
the year. The advantage of the all-weather tires is that you are always
prepared for different weather conditions. You will be able to manage mild
winter weather with snowy and icy roads as well as dry and wet summer roads. It
is important to make sure that you select an SUV
all weather tires that has been approved for use in winter to ensure
that the tires manage the challenging winter condition.
between SUV summer tires and SUV winter tires gives you better performance and
more safety in harsh weather conditions. You just need to ensure that you
change the tires on time and before the weather changes drastically. When you
have the summer tires mounted, it is important that you change them before the
temperature drops, as summer tires are not performing well at freezing
temperatures. You can change to winter tires when you notice temperatures dropping.
When you have freezing temperatures and icy road surfaces, you will be in
danger if you try to drive with summer tires.
All-weather tires on your SUV, you will be ready to drive regardless of the weather.
This may be important if you need your car on a daily basis.
Every vehicle needs special tires in the harsh winter season, when it is freezing cold and roads are covered with snow and ice. Tires that are approved for winter driving will have a symbol indicating that they are approved for winter conditions. Without this symbol, your tires might be dangerous to drive with when the temperature drops below freezing.
So make sure that you choose a tire that allows you to drive safely, as the temperature drops and the winter comes. Non-studded SUV winter tires or SUV all weather tires are both options that are approved for winter driving and that allow you to drive safely during the coldest season of the year. So, stay safe and make sure that you have proper tires on your vehicle.