Nokian Winter Tyres

Nokian Winter Tyres

The compound on the Nokian Winter Tyres, is generated from computers to provide the tyres with tread pattern with, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks. This is also backed by placing the sipes in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. At one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy when driving on normal tarmac roads. The Nokian Winter Tyres, with all their siping can now run much quieter, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design.

Nokian Tyres Vice-President-Nomination to Nokian Tyres’ management team – Automotive World

Nokian Tyres Vice-President

Nokian Tyres Vice-President

Mr. Frans Westerlund has been appointed Vice President, CIO and Processes. He will join Nokian Tyres plc as a member of the management team on August 1, 20

Nokian Tyres Vice-President

As the new appointed Nokian tyre dealer for the Halifax area of the UK. Then I will be bringing my blog readers any news referring to Nokian tyres. For this reason, this appointment is no exception. As a result, Nokian make one of the best tyre products in the world . Including the summer and winter range of tyres.

Eric Roberts

Source: Nomination to Nokian Tyres’ management team – Automotive World

Nokian supply Winter tyres-News- Winter Adventure Resorts-The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

Nokian supply Winter tyres

Nokian supply Winter tyresSource:

Nokian supply Winter tyres

Nokian tyres are probably the number one winter tyres in the world. Hence, the company will have on-site branding at POWDR‘s nine North American resorts .

Consequently, the Powdr Corporation are probably one of the largest ski resort operators in North America. As a result, Nokian tyres will be used on cars that are used to teach holidaymakers. Thus, how to drive their cars in snow and winter conditions. Driving conditions are tough in the mountains where the resorts are situated. These resorts are full of people looking for winter adventure. They are paradise for this type of adventurer.

Good tyres are imperative. Hence, Nokian have been chosen as the tyre supplier partner a great choice. Nokian tyres are well known in Canada and the USA. Especially in the mountains where the ski resorts are situated.

Eric Roberts

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Nokian launches SUV tyre

Nokian launches SUV tyre-all-season tyre for SUV/CUV market – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

Nokian launches SUV tyre

Nokian launches SUV tyre

 

Nokian launches SUV tyre

So, I must admit then this article is a little out of date now! Nokian introduced this tyre a couple of years ago now. However I still think its worth a mention. Because in my opinion then our changing weather patterns are calling for say more robust tyre. Of course when it comes to the SUV tyre market. We all must of noticed that we no longer have the damp drizzly days of the winters of my youth.

Importantly, then our rain downpours are becoming much heavier and more frequent. I notice more of this now! Primarily, because I do much of the driving when delivering our batteries across the UK. Heavy downpours often causing localized flooding are now becoming the norm here in the UK. So, this calls for tougher tyres to be fitted. Of course, SUV,s are now very popular. Just like other large vehicles such as my Ford transit van then tyres need to shift the water.

All weather tyres becoming a must

Of course this is where the “All season tyre” comes into a place on its own. Nokian launches SUV tyre, is a heading that I welcome. Nokian are world beaters when it comes to tyres that can shift snow and water. SUV,s are no exception to the rule. So, these vehicles are now becoming very large. Just look at the BMW and Mercedes range of SUV,s .

Importantly, these large vehicles require tyres that will shift the water when driving at speed. We have all experienced the pull that a flooded motorway fast lane has on our vehicles. Frighteningly, this is getting more common. Shifting the water is of prime importance and so quality tyres such as Nokian should be considered when replacing tyres.

Just this week I am going to fit a new set of Nokian all weather tyres to my Transit van. Importantly, I feel more confident and therefore safer knowing that I have this type of tyres fitted when travelling at speed and confronting a very heavy downpour of rain.

Eric Roberts

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Source: Nokian launches all-season tire for SUV/CUV market – Tire Business – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

Pellon Tyres Become Nokian Dealers-This Successful tyre make available in Yorkshire.

Pellon Tyres Become Nokian Dealers

Pellon Tyres Become Nokian Dealers

As a tyre retailer. hence, it is great to be able to sell one of the worlds greatest tyre brands. Therefore, I am talking about Nokian tyres. Over the past 40 years that I have owned my own tyre business. Then, it has been difficult for the smaller tyre company to obtain a great tyre brand. Accordingly, for the purpose of been an exclusive dealer.
Nokian have decided to go down a new road. Thus to supply their products to small independent tyre retailers in each area of the UK. Normal practice is to market the tyres through a large wholesaler. Hence, the wholesaler than supplies the retailers in each town.
The large wholesaler can give the tyre makers an instant market place. This system gives all the small companies an equal chance to supply the products. Product loyalty does not come to play. The price is then driven down as each individual retailer competes for the same products. The only winner is the wholesaler.
The only way an independent tyre retailer can succeed. Therefore, is to be able to sell a unique tyre product in their geographical areas. In the past I have been lucky enough to sell Kleber and Kelly tyres. More recently, it has been the Dutch tyre brand of Toyo and Vredestein.

Pellon Tyres Become Nokian Dealers

As a keen writer about tyres. Then I have been impressed with the results and praise for the Nokian tyre brand. Especially, the winter tyres. Nokian winter tyres test after tyre test. The Nokian summer tyres never came to life until a customer of ours, called into to see me one day.
He was complaining about the Bridgestone tyres that were fitted as original equipment. Peters car was a BMW SUV. The X5 had worn out three sets of tyres in as little as 40,000 miles. Peter was a company director and a German friend of his recommended him to try a set of Nokian summer tyres.

At that particular time, Nokian tyres were not available to us at Pellon tyres in halifax UK. He had decided to buy then online and was supplied with Nokian ZLine SUV tyres. As a result of fitting the Nokian, then Peter was very impressed. The mileage was going to be much better than his previous tyres. Also his X5 handled very well with positive steering and braking.
I never like to miss a sale and thanked Peter for his information. This fired me up? Hence to become a Nokian tyre dealer.
My chance came when Nokian decided to create a UK dealer network. For this reason, I did not have to think twice about the offer. Consequently, we will shortly becoming the Nokian tyre retailer for the Calderdale and Halifax area of Yorkshire. A great honour. Our customers will be able to buy Nokian online from our halifax depot.
Below is a list of the tyre ratings for the Nokian ZLine tyres.

Pellon Tyres Become Nokian Dealers

DRY TRACTION:
Good to excellent. The tyres grip well and make little noise in normal driving or cornering. Braking is excellent, even on the autobahn at 150mph. This tyre grabs as well as the OE Bridgestones (RFT), which cost twice as much and have a horrible ride.
WET TRACTION:
Excellent. Despite a tread with large solid blocks of rubber, the Nokian seems to evacuate water well due to its equally-large open channels in the tread. The few times that the VSC kicked in during rain, the tyres felt predictable and safe. The OE Bridgestones that BMW puts on X5s have a nasty reputation for poor traction in the wet. Not so with these Nokians.
NOISE AND RIDE:
Quiet, comfortable. But keep in mind that this is not a run-flat tyre (RFT). RFTs that I have tried all make more noise and have a harsher ride. In the summer, I choose to run non-RFTs and carry a tyre plug kit with compressor. The payoff is a smoother ride. The Nokians compare favorable to the Bridgestones I wore out quickly before them.
PRICE:
Very competitive. These tyres cost much less than the major brands that you see advertised in the media. Given their resistance to wear, you can probably cut your tyre expenditures in half by running Nokians instead of, say Michelins.
BOTTOM LINE:
A great tyre for a very fair price. I will buy them again. The zLine SUV has no weak performance traits, but it’s not an RFT. If RFT is important to you, Nokian offers those too, but I have not tried them. Ideally I’d do this review in Spring, but I just took them off and as they say “carpe diem”.

Eric Roberts

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Nokian Winter Tyres-Are still one of the top winter tyre performers in recent tyre tests

Nokian Winter Tyres

Yorkshires latest Nokian winter tyres dealer.

I am very proud to become the newest Winter Tyres dealer in Yorkshire. Nokian tyres are an excellent product. Especially, in the form of winters .Hence,when the mad rush for winters is on. Thus, we can normally only get them from Germany. As the winter progresses the price of these tyres goes up and up.

Nokian  Tyres have been around for a long time.Consequently, are produced in Finland and Russia. Two of the coldest and snowiest countries in the World. If they do not know how to make tyres then nobody does. For tyre companies to prove their products it is important that they enter their tyres in tests that are held independently by motor sport magazines. One of the most influential magazines in the world is the “Auto Bild” magazine , who hold regular tyre testing events on summer and winter tyres, these test are carried out with complete impartiality and the results can be completely trusted. The tyres were tested earlier this year and were tested with top ratings coming in as the top winter tyre in that size.

The tyre tested was the 205/55×16 tyres , the most common tyres in use today, and was described as with exceptional performance in snow with well balanced handling properties.

Nokian Winter Tyres

Nokian testimonials come thick and fast here are a few…

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  • Chris, Canada
  • “I live in the Highlands of Scotland. Hence, drive a Subaru Impreza and since late September this year I have been using your W+ Nokian Winter Tyres. I am utterly amazed at how good they are. The weather and snow levels here right now are some of the worst I have ever witnessed. I feel way more in control and safer with your tyres on. The car is balanced moves predictably and inspires great confidence. I chose your tyres based on recommendations after doing a lot of research into many brands of winter tyres. They have exceeded my expectations, they are better than my old brand in the dry, are amazing in the wet and so far are shocking me how good they are in the snow. On all levels performance, price, safety and feel. These tyres have me loyal to your brand always now.  Thank you for keeping me safe and getting me back home to my family.”
  • Diarmid, Highlands of Scotland…
  • If you check on the Nokian web site you will see many more testimonials for these excellent winter tyres.

Nokian winter tyres also came out very favorable in tyre tests carried out by “Auto Express” for further reading and test results…

 www.pellontyres.co.uk

 Eric Roberts

 

But in general the all-weather tyres are great for all year use and much safer for driving on rain soaked motorways.

Car Tyres Safety Tips- Care tyre advice for a safer driver experience

Nokian Winter Tyre benefits

Scenes like this will be common in the UK the first week of March 2018

Car Tyres Safety Tips

Car Tyres Safety Tips-Fitting Winter Tyres

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Consequently, then it is most people who drive and own their own car. Of course, that will  know that their tyres are one of the most important parts. Especially regarding important points about of your car’s regular maintenance. Important to realise, that your tyres have to take the all the weight of your car. Secondly, they also help to move your car along. So, keeping your tyres in top condition is very important to your safety.

As a result, if you are experiencing problems with any of your tyres. So, it is important to get them checked straight away. Of course, by a professional  company.Thus, to ensure you are still safe to drive with a defective tyre. Although there could be a cost attached. Then, there are a few things you can do. Naturally, to maintain and keep your tyres in their best state of condition.

Not all tyres are of the same type of construction. Most importantly, different tyres are suited to different driving conditions. Most strikingly, in winter when the weather is wet and cold and often snowy ! So, in these conditions then different tyres are required called winter or snow tyres. For-mostly, these winter tyres are very different from dry and hot summer conditions . Of course, different types of weather conditions could affect your safety! Especially when it comes to fitting the correct type of tyres to suite winter conditions.

 

Winter Conditions and other Car Tyres Safety Tips

Due to very different climatic conditions, you must consider the possibility of using two sets of tyres. Firstly, one suitable for winter conditions. Secondly,  your normal summer tyres for the rest of the year. Winter brands are now supplied by all the leading tyre manufacturers. Including  the Cheap Tyre and budget brands. So winter tyres, do not need to be an expensive item. As a result, If they are changed tyres after the winter. They will last you about three years, good value I think?.

More expensive brands include the excellent Nokian winter tyres . Nokian are test winners for their winter tyre product year after year and are now available in Halifax at Pellon Tyres.

Make sure your tyres are the correct ones for your vehicle. Replacing your old ones with the same size and type, you may use different makes  if required, but the safest scenario is to replace yours  with exactly the same as you have removed.

Car Tyres Safety Tips; Some simple advice on your tyres care are as follows:

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Check your tyre pressures at regular intervals. they will be in the handbook of your car. Especially if you are fully loading your car.Thus, the pressures can alter dramatically when the car is loaded.

Make sure your tyres tread are on the legal limits: The legal limit requires a tread depth at 1.6 mm. As a reult, all the way around the circumference of the tyre for ¾ of the width of the tread.

Check the side walls for bulges, and the tread for tears or rips in a tyre, these can be illegal and unsafe to drive. Look out for unusual tyre wear at the edges this could be a steering misalignment or some other defect to the cars steering parts. If you have any such problems please have your car checked immediately at a garage or by a professional mechanic.

Check the age of your tyres or let an expert check this for you. Tyres deteriorate if they are over six years old and because they are a natural product and will start to crack in the bead area.

Most tyres are now of the same construction and this comes into my sentence about correct tyre usage.

This advice comes with years of experience (40 in fact) so if you experience tyre problems in the Halifax area of Yorkshire then contact a reputable tyre centre for free advice. 

Eric Roberts

 

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series : reliable, economical kilometers for every season and axle position – Automotive World

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series

Of course, the Nokian  E-Truck products feature a special rubber compound for all-season use. Naturally, the optimized groove pattern enables low rolling resistance, and economical as well as ecological kilometers. Consequently, the drivers also appreciate their comfortable handling and quiet running.

Firstly, retreading is an essential part of economical tyre management. So, the new Nokian E-tread series of retreading materials. Of course, complement the Nokian Tyres’ E-Truck series. Making it possible to squeeze up to even a million kilometers from one tyre.

On the positive side, as most transport professionals know. The cheapest tyre is seldom the most economical one.

The tyre is expected to cover as much distance as possible

Nokian Tyres’ E-Truck series of all-season truck and bus tyres is optimized . So, for long and medium haul in regular weather conditions. The tyres are perfectly balanced to work well in Central Europe as well as on Nordic main roads.

“With the E-Truck series, we want to bring a new alternative to the European market”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres. “They are high quality tyres made in Europe, they will be widely available, and can be installed at any time of the year.”

Source: The new E-Truck series by Nokian Tyres: reliable, economical kilometers for every season and axle position – Automotive World

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New Nokian Tyres Factory- to get $28.42 million to build tire factory | Times Free Press

New Nokian Tyres Factory

New Nokian Tyres Factory

New Nokian Tyres Factory

Of course,Tennessee officials are living up to their end of a commitment to Finnish manufacturer Nokian Tyres. So, approving a $28.42 million state infrastructure grant in support of the company’s $360 million planned Dayton, Tenn., tire factory.

 

Source: Nokian Tyres to get $28.42 million to build tire factory | Times Free Press

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

In years gone by, then winter tyres were made to look like tough tyres that gripped in snow. However, these tyres were probably made from the same materials as summer tyres. Older drivers amongst us have many concerns about the effectiveness of winter tyres. Hence some consumers think that these type of tyres wear quicker and may degrade at a faster rate than that of a normal car tyres.

As a result, it depends on your priorities, winter tyres are actually more expensive too. In my opinion then it is far better to be safer and spend a little more money than If you were to go skidding off the road. Hence, we just cannot compromise when it comes to the safety of your family. Yes, these tyres are expensive but if you were to buy some at the very beginning of winter you can get some really good deals. For example, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. So, we have a few last years stock for sale at reduced prices?

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Winter tyres have special compounds

Nowadays, Winter tyres are made from special compounds. Consequently, that work best at temperatures of 7 degrees or less. Most of the UK experiences temperatures below this between November and March. In particularly cold years we can usually expect frost on almost half the days of winter. When you have winters fitted to your vehicle, your stopping distance can be shortened by up to 30 feet on icy roads. of course,your safety and vehicle’s handling will be greatly improved. So, reducing the risk of skidding, aquaplaning or sliding.

Tyre manufacturers are always striving  to make better winter tyre products.So, go with the rule that the newer the type of tyre then the better it will be when you fit your new tyres. Tyre manufacturers are always working with the car makers to come up with a better tyre product. Therefore, year after year we are seeing better tyres. Including winter tyres. This is down to the fact that the technology that designs the tyres these days are constantly advancing and evolving. Meaning that the latest tyres will always be the safest and most road worthy.

Nokian Tyres are no exception to this rule. Constantly striving to make a better tyre product. new innovations include better tyre designs for newer types of vehicles. Including SUV’s and Crossover vehicles. hence, the tyres for these vehicle are designed to maximise traction on icy and snow covered roads.I can remember the first recent bad winter coincided with the advent of the SUV’s from BMW in particular. These cars were sliding all over the place and useless in the winter weather.

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Best fitted in early November

People were really panicking ? Winter tyres were difficult to get hold of. Most of the allocations were taken up and tyre dealers wanted silly prices due to the panic. When you first start to use snow tyres, you should understand when the best time is to put these on your motor vehicle.So,the usual rule is to have them fitted to the car before the first predicted snow fall of the year.  I usually fit the winter car tyres in early November.

Safe driving is really important during winter, and in addition to fitting winter tyres to your car, there are other ways to improve your driving during the colder months:
Winter tyres are essential when preparing to drive in ice conditions. The winter tyre (also known as the snow tyre) can protect you in those unexpected times when you get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Indeed I can remember when I took my family to Chester zoo. It was a beautiful sunny winters day. later that afternoon we sat off back home to Yorkshire.

So, as we approached the Pennine hills on our way home, the sky became blacker and blacker.Never suspecting an imminent blizzard, I decided to take a short cut across some minor roads as we headed home. Of course, the snow began to fall? my kids were very excited at the thought of playing out in the horrible white stuff. Blizzard condition ensued. At the time we had a Toyota mini bus and the roads soon filled with snow. As a result I could feel the rear wheeled drive Toyota slipping on the packed snow.

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Better designed tread pattern

Fortunately , I practice what I preach and had fitted a set of general winter tyres to the minibus, just a few weeks before. I knew that all I had to do was to drive carefully and the winter tyre would do the rest. Sure enough they helped me get home when many other vehicles became stranded in the snowy conditions.

In my eyes this was the “proof of the pudding” . Giving me even more enthusiasm when talking to my customers about the benefit of fitting winter tyres.

This experience proves that In winter, the condition and performance of your tyres is extremely important. Winter tyres have a specially designed tread and composition. So, in order to provide the most effective grip, handling and safety for drivers. It’s an excellent idea, therefore, to change to specialist tyres to improve your winter driving. Increase your fuel efficiency. Ensuring the safety of you and your passengers during the winter months.

Because of the fact that Nokian tyres are constant tyre test winners with their winter tyre products. Then we at Pellon Tyres can only endorse them as probably the best ones that you can buy to keep your family safe? just in case you get caught out in the wrong place. As me and my family did returning from a sunny Chester Zoo.

Eric Roberts.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Source: Nokian Tyres’ Hakkapeliitta 9 selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres

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Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW-OE Approval from BMW Group to Help Nokian Expand presence in Central Europe

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Of course, it is always good to see accreditation’s given to quality products. Nokian tyres are no exception to this. gaining an approval to fit certain Nokian tyres as original equipment to some BMW models.

The tyre that Nokian are to supply BMW with is the excellent WR D4 winter tyre. Consequently, the tyre will be fitted as original equipment to BMW’s latest “Sports Activity Vehicle” or SAV. Yet another abbreviation to remember?

The tyre size to be used is the 225/55R17 in a “H” rated tyre. As a Nokian tyre dealer this is great news.

My wife and I decided to buy an up market car last year and went for the Jaguar F Sport. We were sick of turning up to meetings in a van?

Anyhow, I decided to fit a set of Nokian winters to the car. So, just to try them out so to speak. I firmly believe that any brand of winter tyres should be fitted before the onset of winter.

My main worry was to be noise the Jaguar F Sport is a very quiet car even on some of our concrete motorways. We went on to fit a set of 255/55V19 XL  Nokian WR SUV 3 tyres. Wow, the results were excellent. Remarkably, we found that there was no difference in road noise at all. In fact we have now had three snowfalls in the area and many freezing nights resulting in “black ice”. The car has never lost traction once. I always feel more confident when selling a product with my own personnel experience. My new Nokians did not disappoint me ?

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

When SUV’s first came out then it soon became noticeable that they were useless when driving in snow. Especially here in hilly Halifax. So, BMW and Mercedes owners were soon looking for winter tyres to give their vehicles some traction in the snow, ice and wet roads. As a result SUV owners are now more street wise and the Nokian and vredestein winter tyres are among their favorite choices.

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

The Nokian WR D4 is a new-generation winter tyre that was specifically developed by Nokian Tyres for use in Central European weather conditions. The tyre delivers outstanding grip and comfortable handling even at high speeds. The tyre confirmed to the BMW Group’s stringent criteria for OE approval and is meant for motorists drivers who are looking for quality as well as style and safety in a tyre.

Nokian Tyres has received approval from the BMW Group for its WR D4 winter tyre and this will help the company to grow in central Europe.

Source: OE Approval from BMW Group to Help Nokian Expand presence in Central Europe – Tires & Parts News