Leaving On Time Makes The Driving Safer

We can all remember situations where we have been in a big hurry to get from one destination to another. We can all agree that the driving is less than optimal at these times. Some people have a habit of always being late and finding themselves in these situations more often than the others. The problem when you are late is that you tend to cut corners and increase speed to make up the time. You stress and tend to stress also other drivers, by not keeping your distance between the cars, which puts more significance on your reaction time and the braking distance of your tyres.

Whether you leave on time or you leave late, stress should be avoided when driving. Driving should be cautious and you should also anticipate the move of other drivers so that you can prepare for what actions you might have to take.

For all driving conditions, you will need to have good tyres on your vehicle. Both your summer tyres and your winter tyres should be of high quality and if you instead opt for choosing an all-weather tyre, then make sure that it is approved for winter conditions, so that you can safely drive all year round with the same set of tyres. The braking distance of the tyres is very important both if you are driving stressed or if you drive cautiously, as a short braking distance will help keep you out of accidents. You can compare tyres based on the EU tyre labels that will highlight the tyres’ ability to stop on wet surfaces by displaying the wet grip of the tyre. The EU label simplifies the buying of tyres a bit as it makes it easy to compare tyres and make a well-informed decision.

On the tyre label there is also highlighted the rolling resistance and the rolling noise from the tyre. These will give you an indication of the fuel efficiency of the tyre and the expected noise level in the coupe when driving. Both should be kept at a low level to ensure that you have an economical and quiet tyre.

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Hybrid SUV Have Become Increasingly Popular

Hybrid vehicles are great as you combine both the versatility of a combustion engine with the cleaner and cheaper energy of an electrical car. The batteries can be charged while you use the combustion engine to power the vehicle. The seamless transition between the electrical motor and the combustion engine has made these SUVs vey attractive. Lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are a major contributor to the popularity of a hybrid SUV.

To make sure that you keep the costs down, you also need to put some high quality SUV summer tyres on it or then SUV all-weather tyres. You should check to make sure that they are wear resistant tyres with low rolling resistance. The tyres wear a bit quicker for the hybrid SUVs due to the extra weight of the battery packs. If you don’t consider this extra weigh and choose a cheaper tyre, you might end up with costly tyre expenses, as you will have to change tyres very often.

Rotation of the tyres becomes important so it is good to steadily monitor the tread depth of the tyres and if there is a big difference between front tyres and rear tyres. When there is a difference of 2 millimeters or more, then you should rotate the tyres. With proper rotation you should be able to extend the life of your tyres significantly.

In addition to having a safe car with low fuel consumption, you should also make sure to check the tyre pressure. A low tyre pressure can be damaging to the tyres, due to the high weight. So it should be checked to see that you are in the correct level that the owner’s manual recommends. With low tyre pressure also comes increased wear, which we have already mentioned could be a problem. You also have a higher rolling resistance, which means that you get shorter distance with both the fuel and the battery power than you had planned. So make sure to keep them tyres properly inflated.

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Truck and van tyres

If you own a van or a pickup truck, you will need to make sure that you purchase tyres that are compatible and are able to handle the higher loads that you might transport. When choosing tyres, make sure to choose a tyre that is good for either lighter loads or passenger transport or then for heavier loads used by transport or delivery trucks. Some premium van tyres have aramid-reinforced sidewalls to make them more durable to ensure less downtime even if you hit a curb or sharp stones.

Nokian Tyres have two tyres for this segment in the Central Europan market, one is the Nokian cLine Van or Nokian cLine Cargo. They both have aramid-reinforced sidewalls, excellent wet grip and aquaplaning properties, while exhibiting low wear. Nokian Hakka C2 van tyre is developed for the Nordic conditions where summers can be challenging. Nokian Tyres is well know for producing tyres for challenging conditions where safety and durability is of utter importance and where you want to avoid any downtime as productivity is key for the performance. Cheaper tyres tend to be much more costly due to the fact that any downtime becomes very costly, so you need to make sure that your vehicles can operate with long service hours.

Nokian Tyres produces tyres that have a low rolling resistance and low wear, so they will last longer and consume less fuel as you drive. Nokian Tyres have long history of supplying tires for heavy trucks and were the first company to introduce winter tyres back in 1930s. So they know what tough conditions are.

When you carry heavy loads it is important that you check the inflation pressure so that you have the recommended pressure in the tyres. Low tyre pressure can damage the tyres and it will also cause the vehicle to consumer more fuel, which can be very costly in the long run. So this should be checked on a regular basis and since the outside temperature impacts the pressure, it is important to also check when you have big swings in the temperature.

Having good control and stability in a very durable tyre, that also has very good wet grip should ensure that you will have good productivity within your business if you make sure to maintain the tyres during its service life.

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Ways to improve the driving performance of your SUV

One of the ways to improve your driving experience that most people rarely think of is making sure that you have the best tyres mounted on your SUV. Tyres have a big impact on how well your SUV will perform. It will dictate the grip and maneuverability on the road. It will determine how fast you can take corners when driving on winding roads and how quickly you can get your car to stop on both wet and dry roads. An SUV summer tyre will be the best option for those hot days; regardless of whether the road is dry or wet, a high quality tyre will get you where you want safely and with the best driving comfort.

Modern tyres have evolved a lot and have a wide range of innovations from silent sidewall technology that makes the tyres very quiet to polished grooves to faster removal of water from the road surface during rainy summer days. All these improvements in the tread design have made the tyres much better than the tyres in the past but also better than the cheaper tyres of today.

When choosing a tyre, the EU tyre labels can assist you in making an informed tyre choice. You want to make sure that you have good wet grip to ensure that you have the best tyre even for the wet road conditions. This also impacts the braking distance, so that you can stay away from accidents. For tyres to be able to deliver the performance that you expect from them, the minimum tread depth has to be above 4 mm. When the depth of the grooves goes below 4 mm you will lose a lot of the key performance that you would expect and especially the risk for aquaplaning increases. This is why it is important to regularly check the tread depth to make sure that you are well above the threshold level. Rotation of tyres also ensures that the tyres wear evenly regardless of what position they have on the car.

Then you will need to make sure that you have the correct tyre pressure in the tyres. With wrong pressure you can’t expect to get the best-intended performance from the tyres. Temperature affects the pressure, so check the temperature on a regular basis. Always recheck the pressure when the tyres are cold.

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Make sure that your SUV is as safe as you believe

All the safety reports indicate that the SUVs are safer than normal passenger cars. Statistics show that more people who are in accidents with an SUV survive without major injuries compared to passenger cars. For the SUV to be as safe as possible, you will need to have high-quality SUV tyres. Preferably a set of SUV summer tyres and a set of SUV winter tyres, if you experience any winter. You might also get by with an SUV all-weather tyre if you don’t have severe winters, but not hot summer weather all year round either.

If you don’t have good tyres on your SUV, the likelihood to be in an accident increases, so even if your SUV is safer, it’s not as safe as on premium tyres. Accidents are often caused because you don’t manage to stop your SUV in time to avoid an accident. This is when good quality tyres with sufficient tread depth will save you by providing a shorter braking distance.

It is important to check your tread depth to ensure that you have more than 4 mm remaining depth. It is easy to measure by inserting a coin into the groove and measure how far you were able to insert the coin. You should measure more frequently as you are approaching the 4 mm level. If you don’t change tyres between the seasons, then it is more important to check on a regular basis and also check if there are big differences between the rear and the front tyres. If you notice a big difference, you should rotate the tyres so that the front tyres end up in the rear. This will even out the wear and will make your tyres last longer.

When you purchase new tyres, you want to purchase all 4 new tyres at the same time, since having different grip around the car will destabilize the car’s driving ability and make it more difficult to control and maneuver and you can easily lose control when you take sharp corners. The SUV will start to over or under steer. To avoid having to purchase less than 4 new tyres, you should make sure that you manage the rotation of the tyres.

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Electric cars will need good tyres to avoid accidents

Tyres are very important when it comes to avoiding accidents. A set of high quality tyres on an electric car or a hybrid car, will ensure that you have better stability and control over your vehicle.  It will also ensure that your braking distance is as short as possible, helping you to prevent accidents. Without proper high quality tyres you are more likely to be in accidents and one of them could be serious. This goes both for your summer tyres and for your winter tyres. In winters it is even more important to have proper tyres that can manage the tricky winter conditions. For summer tyres you also need good quality tyres to manage curvy roads, quick stops and avoiding aquaplaning during the thunderstorms.

Proper tyre maintenance is needed to ensure that your tyres are in good condition. This includes regular check-ups; cautious driving and that avoid hitting curbs. Potholes should also be avoided especially at high speeds. You also need to make sure that you keep the tyres properly inflated. If the Tyres are not properly inflated they will wear out faster and if the pressure is very low you can also damage the sidewalls of the tyre. Under-inflated tyres will also cause your vehicle to consume more fuel while driving, so you will need to stop at the petrol station more frequently. Nobody wants to waste money on fuel and more frequent tyre replacements not to talk about excessive CO2 emissions, so make sure that your tyres are properly inflated. Over-inflated tyres will have worse grip and you will wear out the center part of the tread prematurely.

For electric cars, due to the higher weight caused by the battery packs,  it is important to also monitor the tread depth of the tyres, as low tread depth decreases the key properties of the tyres such as grip, control and the ability to avoid aquaplaning. You need to have more than 4 mm tread depth to be safe when driving. Make sure to rotate the position of your tyres between each tyre change, so that they will wear out evenly. You always want to purchase 4 new tyres and not less, as you want to make sure that all tyres have the same grip on all positions around the car.

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Longer driving distances and heavier vehicles wear out the tyres faster

Another thing that is also happening is that people are switching to a different type of vehicle, namely a SUV due to better safety record as well as people finding them stylish and fun to drive. People also move towards hybrid vehicles or electric cars, which are heavier due to heavy battery packs. Then you of course have the hybrid SUVs. It is important that you purchase special tyres that have been designed for this usage. For SUVs you will need special SUV summer tyres or SUV all-weather tyres if you don’t use winter tyres and if you have a hybrid SUV, then you will need SUV–tyres that are able to handle the extra weight and wear.

If you don’t use winter tyres, then it is even more important that you take care of the tyre rotation to ensure that you don’t wear out your tyres prematurely. Tyre pressure is important to check, since if you have low tyre pressure your tyres will wear out even faster. Commuting long distances is not anything you can control, but you will need to make sure that your tyres are in good condition while driving. This requires that you will need to monitor your tyres more carefully than others who drive shorter distances.

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Driving Safety During Torrential Rain

Numerous accidents have been reported due to aquaplaning this last week. They tend to happen during and after heavy rain, when the water piles up on the road surface. This increases the risk for aquaplaning. When a car aquaplanes and loses control, the risk for accidents are high and the results can be quite severe if the speed is high. The risk will increase if the tyres are worn out, so that they have very limited tread pattern and tread depth.

As it is mainly summer tyres or all-weather tyres that face heavy rain, as rain is more limited during winters, it is important to assess if your tyres are good at preventing aquaplaning or not. There has been a row of improvements done to tyres to better be able to prevent aquaplaning; there has also been some recent inventions by some of the tyre manufactures that further reduce the risk of experiencing it. This definitely adds another degree of safety, as accidents due to aquaplaning are very frequent when it rains during the summer.

The best way to avoid aquaplaning is to have good quality tyres in good condition, that are good at preventing aquaplaning with improved tread patterns and polished grooves to speed up the flow of water away from the surface. As long as the tread is in contact with the road surface, you will have control over your vehicle. If you lose the contact, you lose control and will glide on top of the water layer.  It is this lack of control that causes accidents, when cars hit the barriers and spin out of control. Speed will also impact the likelihood of losing control, as the higher the speed, the less time the tyre has to remove the water from the surface area. This is why it is always recommended to lower the speed during very heavy rain. This is also the way that you escape aquaplaning, that when the control is lost, the speed will diminish automatically and you will regain contact again. If you haven’t completely lost control over the vehicle, the tyres will regain contact and the control is re-established. So even if it is scary even if there is no accident, it is often a very short loss of control.

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Time For Estonia To Introduce A New Winter Tyre Law

Estonia has introduced a new law regulating winter tires, where winter tyres need to be approved for winter conditions and have the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. The M+S is not enough for winter conditions as there are is a need for good handling on slush and sleet too. Estonia experiences real winters during the winter season, so real winter tyres are definitely needed for safe driving. This is why many in Estonia welcome this change in legislation. Estonia is a small country with only 1.3 million people as its population, but they have been in the forefront when it comes to making it a modern country. 

They will introduced this in Estonia in 2022 in December, to ensure that people who have just purchased winter tyres without 3PMSF symbol will still be able to get 3 years of use out of those tyres before they are forced to switch to tyres that have the 3PMSF approved symbol on the sidewall of the tyre. This should improve road safety and put them in par with several other countries in Europe that have already gone down the same road and have legislation in place that makes drivers change into winter approved tyres during the winter season.

In Estonia both studded and non-studded tyres are allowed, so the choice is left up to the drivers to choose the tyres they feel are most optimal for their driving conditions. During the period from December 1st until end of March winter tyres should be used. The remaining period drivers should use summer tyres, so you need a bi-annual change of tyres. This will however give you optimal and safe driving experience throughout the year.

The change of tyres might feel like a hassle, but it does give you the best safety and driving performance. You will have the best possible grip during the winter and you don’t have to worry about driving on snow and ice. When the winter ends, you change to summer tyres again and have optimal grip and control on the summer roads. This way you will be safe during a thunderstorm and when you have very heavy rain, as good high quality summer tyres will be effective in preventing aquaplaning on wet roads.

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Lowering Your Monthly Car Costs

There are a few ways to lower the monthly costs that you have for your car.  Your main costs tend to come from the fuel costs, where the regular visits to the petrol station can be quite expensive with today’s high petrol prices.

If you then also split your service costs and the tyre costs on a monthly basis and combine that with the insurance costs, you should have your monthly costs. Here are some ways that you might be able to reduce some of them:

Economical driving can save you a lot of fuel. A smooth driving style versus an aggressive style will save you money on fuel.

Make sure that both your summer tyres and your winter tyres are of high quality.

Make sure that you buy tyres with a low rolling resistance, so that the fuel consumption will be low.

Use tyres where the tyre wear is low, so that your tyres will last as long as possible.

Make sure that you have the correct inflation pressure in your tyres so that the rolling resistance doesn’t increase, causing your car to consumer more fuel than it should.

Make sure that you have the correct inflation pressure in your tyres so that the wear doesn’t increase, causing your tyres to wear out prematurely.

Drive cautiously to avoid accidents that might push your insurance premiums higher.

If you follow most of these you will see that your monthly costs will decrease over time. In the end, the savings can be substantial even though it sounds like they would be quite small. In addition to saving costs, you will increase your safety while driving, which then further should reduce your insurance costs for further monthly savings.

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