Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta 9
Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta 9
Many consumers are worried about the wear and tear of their regular summer tyres. As a result many drivers try to avoid replacing tyres in winter conditions. Thinking that winter tyres are going to be very expensive.
Like any other tyre products them winter tyre prices can vary. Similar to any other tyres then you can buy a cheap winter tyre for your vehicle. In my opinion it is always preferable to use them. So. rather than slipping of the road and possibly losing precious lives.
We all know that during winter weather it is indeed a dangerous task to drive about. Major problems for a driver during winter include ice, snow and sleet. Therefore, It is very important for one to use winter tyres in order to avoid any disasters. Winter, tyres are designed and prepared specially. Hence, to perform well in cold and icy conditions, where driving can be more difficult.
Another reason why we should fit winter tyres. Is because winter coincides with the festive Christmas period. As I am writing this blog then we are expecting a snow fall. This will come at the same time as thousands if not millions of drivers will be heading for the shops.
Snow fall and summer tyres do not mix?
It is a recipes for disaster ? snow falling and summer tyres just do not mix.
There are millions of little grooves that we call “sipes” on winter tyres. Ensuring that the traction is minimized on icy roads. Due to these grooves. So, it has been proved that the grip is increased nearly 40 times.
When there is black ice on the roads then this is a different type of problem. Winter tyres are less effective but are still better as compared to summer tyres. Which, can slip off the road in extreme conditions. Indeed this week has seen wide spread black ice across the North of England.
Therefore, it can be a really bad experience to drive on such hazards as Black ice and snow without the fitting of winter tyres on your vehicle. Many drivers do not realize the importance of new winter tyres.
Everyone should use winter tyres during extreme winter road conditions. Especially when out and about during your Christmas shopping. Safety and security are the buzz words when it comes to winter driving with the correct tyres fitted. They provide you with protective safety.
Winter tyres are not noisy
Many of my older customers. Think that winters are are a knobbly tyre that makes a loud noise when driving on normal dry roads? of course this cant be further from the truth? All because of the advancement of technology. So, in recent years better tyres have evolved. Which help to face even tougher conditions with added safety features.
“Silica” has been successfully added to the tyre compound. This silica helps to make the tyre more flexible. Especially in the cold days of winter. Summer tyres go hard and rigid when the outside temperature drops bellow 7 degrees. Not winter tyre though? winter tyres stay flexible. Because of the added silica compound.
Modern tyre manufacturing techniques have also enabled winter tyres to be made to include millions of sipes ( tiny slits) into the tyres tread area. As a result, these sipes get rid of all the water,slush and snow. Sipes also help reduce the tyre noise on dry roads.
Winters are ideal and safer on SUV vehicles
This was the old fear. Winter tyres were “very noisy” not any more. I must admit that some of the economy “budget tyres” are more noisy than the quality brands . This was a concern with the drivers of the larger SUV type cars. Because of the large tyre sizes and widths. Then people thought that winter tyre would be noisy?
Not any more? If you stick to quality brands such as Nokian and Michelin then noisy winter tyres are a thing of the past. I have first class experience of this. One our pool cars is a Jaguar F-pace. We recently fitted a set of Nokian winters to practice what we preach.
the tyre are brilliant? no noise on the M62 motorway, even on the concrete sections. Another customer of ours tried out a set of General winter tyres on his BMW SUV with the same results. General tyres are amid-range tyre made by Continental tyres of Germany.
Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta 9-Some countries use snow chains and studs
As the winter conditions differ from country to country it is difficult to suggest the correct time to change tyres, but usually people do this in late November or else when snow is in the weather forecast.
Further safety measures can be adopted by attaching snow chains and studs to the tyres. Chains fitted around the tyres help to break down the snow and thus provide necessary grip which helps to control the car in bad weather conditions.
Studs are illegal in the UK. however many of our customers travel o skiing holidays to countries that do allow studs to be fitted to your winter tyres. Not all winter tyres take studs. However the Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta 9 tyres do take studs.
Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta 9- Fitting winter tyres means that we are all winners
To conclude. If I had my way then everyone would use winter tyres during extreme winter road conditions. Provide their family and other drivers safety. It can be a really bad experience to drive in winters without having fitted winter tyres on your vehicle. Drivers who have had them in past always recommend them to another family member or friend.
here at Pellon tyres we have a large following of customers who look forward to winter and having their winter tyres fitted. These drivers know it makes sense for safety alone.
Source: Nokian Tyres’ Hakkapeliitta 9 selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres