Make sure to take country differences and tire laws into consideration

When you choose tires for your truck fleet, make sure that you know about weather conditions and local tire regulations of the countries, so that the trucks can handle the weather conditions and that you are not braking any laws. If the law requires that you in a certain country, need to have commercial winter tires, you will need to have it. You also need to have it on all the tires on the truck including the trailer. There is not really any way around that one. The extra safety, should make up for the fact that you might end up having double sets of tires or you can get tires that can be used all year round, even in summer conditions despite being winter-approved.

Another important tire decision factor can be, if the truck tires also need to handle both on and off road conditions. This is common in for example forestry, where the trucks have to enter the landing through smaller roads that can be very muddy and can have rocks and other sharp debris. If this is the case you will nee…

What to consider when buying tires for hybrid or electric SUVs

The first thing to consider when buying tires for hybrid or electric SUVs is the difference between them and regular combustion engine SUVs. Both hybrid or electric SUVs are unique in that they are heavier than traditional cars, which makes grip and traction even more important as the additional weight requires longer braking distance. It is also a good idea to buy from a tire manufacturer that not only knows the unique need of hybrid and electric SUVs, but also from a company with environmental awareness. After all, people who look to buy hybrid or electric cars are people that care about the environment. Nokian Tyres was the first manufacturer in the world to acquire the BS7750 environmental certificate. It also uses only purified oils in the tire production process – no toxic or carcinogenic chemicals at all. This company offers winter, all-season and all-weather tires that come specially recommended for hybrid or electric SUVs.
If in the market for all-weather tires, the Nokian WR …

Forest tires need to provide grip in all conditions

The forest industry is what provides all the wood for furniture and buildings as well as all the paper for office papers, books and newspapers. Since we haven’t reached the paperless offices nor has the Internet taken over from all books and newspapers, there is still a high demand for paper from trees. This is why the forest industry is still growing and the machines tend to get bigger and heavier. The bigger the investment is to heavy equipment the better utilization you want from that asset. It is therefore important to limit any downtime and make sure that it can be fully utilized.

The main equipment that you work with and that will need forest tires is the harvester and forwarder and the feller buncher and skidder. Each tire will have a bit different requirements based on the tasks that they perform to ensure that you get the best performance with the least problems. If you look at e.g. skidder tires, they will need to have excellent grip as they climb or descend hills while sti…

Choosing high performance tires for your SUV

With the popularity of the SUV, almost every car manufacturer now offers SUVs in their lineup. The traditional reason for owning an SUV is a thing of the past. Most people don’t own an SUV for the four-wheel drive but rather for the additional space and even status. Most people want to enjoy luxurious handling with the possibility to drive fast. 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.
The Nokian zLine A/S SUV tires are especially designed to offer safety and performance while offering a luxurious driving experience throughout the year. These SUV all-season tires are made to support the heavier SUVs while maintaining excellent handling and stability. Designed with the high-end sport SUVs in mind. With their “Silent side wall technology” they offer a silent controlled driving experience. They also offer the “Aramid sidewall technology” which allows for increased protection against im…

The importance of the forest for the Nordic countries

Forestry has been very important source of income for the Nordic countries and it still represent a major industry in those countries. This is the reason why Nokian Tyres the Finnish tire manufacturer has gained such a global position in producing the best forestry tires. The company has worked closely with the industry and with equipment manufacturers to continuously develop better and better tires that area able to get the job done even though the tough circumstances. They are able to satisfy the customers need for very durable and load bearing tires that can work with the bigger and heavier equipment.
Working closely with the users where they innovate and collaborate to develop through decades of dedication to forestry the best tires possible. This is why they are today the number one in forestry tires. Through swamps, bogs and rocky terrain that the equipment have to work in, they will need tires that can handle the load and provide the grip without loosing their world class dura…

Why you can’t use winter tires in the summer

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. If you do not mind changing tires after the winter season, then you have made the best choice for your family’s safety. 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, it is even illegal.
When you buy high-quality winter tires – whether you invest in studded tires or non-studded tires– you will be able to handle the toughest of winter conditions. If you live in an area with severe winters, you will not be disappointed in their performance. Even though winter tires are not able to be used during the rest of the year, they will justify any inconvenience that having to change tires will entail.
Since winter tires are specifically designed to be used during the cold months, t…

Why non-studded tires are a strong winter driving option

It used to be that studded winter tires were the ultimate in winter traction; however, recent innovations have made non-studded tires an appealing option for winter driving, too. Studded tires grip clear ice more effectively than non-studded tires, and they’re still ideal for roads that endure lots of icy weather. But non-studded tires are great for the snowy conditions that many parts of North America face each year.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 non-studded winter tire excels in winter conditions thanks to such innovations. This tire offers the perfect balance of safety and comfort with excellent grip on both ice and snow. This is due to technology the Arctic Sense Grip concept that allows for relentless grip and controlled quiet driving due to sipes that adapt to all weather conditions. In addition, Biobased Cryo Crystal 3 grip particles have been added to the rubber compound to enhance grip, especially on ice. Just as studded tires thrive on ice, these non-studded tires provide safe…