Nokian Tyres, Where Safety Begins
As you drive, you have to trust others, working together to flow efficiently while at the same time stopping and starting, facing endless challenges. The human element remains vulnerable but strong, on offense and defense. The same can be said about tires – they are the four paws on the animal that is the car, the hands in which you place your life. Choose wisely.
While All-Season tires are designed to provide reliable performance in some winter conditions, the use of four (4) winter tires is recommended for optimal performance. Tires designated for use in severe winter conditions are marked on at least one sidewall with the letter “M” and “S” plus a pictograph of a mountain with a snowflake on it.
All steering, braking and accelerating forces between a vehicle and the road are mediated by the tires. The tires are the most active safety equipment of your car – your car is kept on the road and you in control of your car by four contact areas the size of your palm.
Throughout its history, Nokian Tyres has been making winter driving safer and more comfortable. But excellent tires alone are not enough on winter roads; you also need to have your knowledge and skills up to date. On this site, we have collected a comprehensive information package concerning winter driving.
From the viewpoint of traffic safety, it is important to have tires with the proper groove depth and properties to suit the weather conditions. When there is plenty of water on the road and the driving speed exceeds a certain limit, the tread pattern of the tire no longer pushes aside the water from underneath the tire. The feel between the tire and the road will be lost, and so will the grip.
Nokian FRT (Flat Run Technology) is a special tire construction for car tires. It allows for driving a tire with FRT even without tire pressure. Some car manufacturers only use these kinds of tires on their cars to ensure safe driving to the dealership after accidental damage.