On snowy roads, both studded and non-studded tires have similar grip, but when driving in rapidly changing winter conditions on icy or wet surfaces, studded tires are better.
The country of manufacture is clearly stated on the side of the tire. The same tire can be manufactured in several different countries. In terms of quality and safety every Nokian Tyres product is made with to our exacting standards and industry leading practices.
Nokian Tyres does not use any SVHC-rated (substances of very high concern) raw materials in its own production. The raw materials used for manufacturing tires include natural rubber, synthetic rubber, strengthening materials known as cords, soot, and various chemicals.
In terms of safety, the most important characteristics are wet grip and the tire's ability to resist aquaplaning. In terms of driving comfort, a low noise level is important. Low rolling resistance will decrease the car's fuel consumption and reduce environmentally harmful emissions.
Everyone should have the option to choose the tires that they consider most suitable to their own driving experience, style, and the driving conditions. Studded winter tires are a safer, more reliable alternative for rapidly changing winter conditions because they are more effective in evening out v…
Technically Run Flat tires can be installed on any vehicle, but we recommend installing them only to vehicles designed to be installed with Run Flat tires.
Soot, used to strengthen the rubber mass, has such a small particle size that it dyes the rubber black. In the future we might be able to replace soot as a strengthening comound and then we can basically make tires of any color
If you are not driving in severe winter conditions, non-studded tires can be the right choice. Most difficult conditions and surfaces for non-studded tires are slippery ice and hard packed snow. On those surfaces studded tyres are much better.
Nokian Tyres products are labeled for proper installation. The sidewall of the tire labeled "outside" should be installed facing away from the body of the vehicle, as where "inside" should be installed facing inward towards the body of the vehicle.
“Better tires" – those with less wear – should always be installed at the rear, and the main reason is safety. When using better tires on rear, it is easier to avoid oversteering ie. loosing rear axle grip of the road, in emergency situations. In an intense situation while driving, overstee…
Nokian Tyres is a Finnish company. Product development, administration, and management of sales and marketing are based in Nokia, Finland, which is also the company's home. We directly employ over 1,600 people in Finland, and we have expanded globably.
Yes. The rolling resistance of a Run Flat tire is bigger than that of a tire with a normal construction.
If a Run Flat tire has been driven empty - even over a short distance - we recommend replacing it with an entirely new tire.
Installing Run Flat tires doesn't require speciality equipment and can be installed in most tire service centers.
Nokian Run Flats tires can be installed on ordinary rims, while several other manufacturers' products require special rims.
Used tires cannot be taken to a landfill; they must be disposed of at an appropriate recycling facility. In Europe it is free to recycle old tyres because the price of new tyres includes a recycling fee. Read more about tire life cycle and recycling
We recommend changing all of the tires at the same time. In some cases two tires can be changed: either both front tires or both rear tires. In these cases, the new tires should be the same brand and model as the old tires to ensure safety and maneuverability.
Always check your vehicle’s registration for the recommended tire size. When choosing winter tires, consider how and where you drive, how safe you feel in winter conditions and your driving experience level. This will help you decide whether to choose studded or non-studded tires. Studded tires even…
As the name suggests, all-season tires are designed for year-round use, and they combine the characteristics needed for summer and winter driving - functionality in different weather conditions, maneuverability, and durability. Nokian all-weather tires combine reliable winter safety with the precise…
If you spend more time driving on icy roads or roads with packed snow in the winter, you should choose studded winter tires. Non-studded tires are generally better suited for snowy roads. We recommend consulting your local tire expert.
Non-studded winter tires are designed and intended primarily for winter use. The driving characteristics of non-studded winter tires do not meet the requirements for good summer tires. Nokian Tyres product selection has all-weather options available that are a better choice for year round use.
Usually, in independent tire tests a recognized brand tire almost always outperforms the second-string brand from the same manufacturer or a cheaper tire.
Nokian Tyres Run Flat tires can be driven with no air pressure for 30 miles on a fully loaded car and for 100 miles when driving alone.
Using winter tires in the summer is not recommended, even if they are non-studded, as they have a softer rubber compound and different tread structure than summer tires. Tires designed strictly for winter roads do not function safely in the summer. Also due to the compuonding the wear of winter tire…
When you choose tires, it is important to make sure that they suit your own driving style and experience. At the same time, you should keep in mind the winter conditions in which you normally drive. Studded winter tires are the best choice for icy roads and varying driving conditions.