Ce qu’il faut prendre en considération avant de passer aux pneus hiver

Lorsque vous devez bientôt passer des pneus été aux pneus hiver, il y a quelques éléments qu’il est bon de prendre en compte.

Qui va changer les pneus ?

Avez-vous déjà en tête un garage pour effectuer le changement de pneus ? Ou envisagez-vous de changer les pneus vous-même ? Il est souvent conseillé de laisser des experts le changer pour vous, surtout si vous ne disposez pas de l’équipement approprié.

Où sont vos pneus maintenant ?

Si vos pneus sont stockés au garage, c’est facile, car ils sont déjà là-bas, et le changement sera facile. S’ils sont stockés à votre domicile, vous devrez vérifier qu’ils sont en bon état et les charger dans la voiture. S’ils sont au garage, ils ont été vérifiés avant d’être stockés et seront en bon état.

Dans quel état sont vos pneus été ?

Les pneus que vous allez changer sont-ils en bon état ? Avez-vous déjà des pneus été ou devez-vous en acheter un jeu ? Si vous avez un jeu, vérifiez la pression des pneus avant de les monter, vérifiez la profondeur de la bande de roulement et la pression des pneus. La pression des pneus est importante si vous le faites vous-même, car vous ne voulez pas vous rendre au garage avec des pneus vides après le changement.

Les pneus sont-ils correctement marqués ?

Savez-vous, grâce aux marquages sur les pneus, quels pneus doivent être montés où ? Lors du démontage, il est important de marquer les pneus avec la position actuelle pour faire tourner les pneus entre chaque changement de pneus.

Avec cela, vous devriez être en bonne condition pour un changement de pneus.

Pour plus d’informations concernant le changement de pneus, consultez le site : https://www.nokiantyres.fr/

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The difference between all-weather and all-season tires

all-season tires

There is a bit of controversy about the difference between these tires as the name adds to the confusion. Which tire can be used during the winter season, and which can’t be used? We will try to make the situation a bit clearer.

All-season tires

The all-season tires are summer tires; they have excellent properties at temperatures that are above freezing. They can handle dry and wet tarmac and perform well even in heavy rain.

Despite the name, they should NOT be used during the winter season. During the winter season, you should use a tire that has been approved for winter weather. Here you have pure winter tires and all-weather tires that are approved for winter conditions,

All-weather tires

The all-weather tires can be used in all different weather conditions. They can handle all different temperatures from warm summer weather to cold winter temperatures. They act as winter tires when cold weather and can create traction through an innovative tread pattern.

If winter tires are required, then you can use winter approved all-weather tires. You can also use dedicated winter tires, which should only be used during the winter season.

The Difference

The difference between the all-season tires and the all-weather tires can be found in the rubber compound, which is made for a different temperature range. The all-weather tires will not turn hard at low temperatures and can still provide good traction. The all-season tires will turn hard at low temperatures and are therefore not recommended.

The tread pattern is also different since the all-weather tires have been designed to manage winter conditions to create traction on slippery surfaces.

For more information about winter approved all-weather tires and all-season tires for warm conditions, visit: https://www.nokiantires.com/

Non-studded tires might be a better choice

winter and snow tires

When it comes to winter tires, you are often left to decide whether to choose studded or non-studded tires. Both are approved for winter conditions and can handle all the winter conditions. They should be able to prevent slushplaning and ensure that snow doesn’t build up in the tires. As all tires that are allowed to be named winter and snow tires, they are approved for winter use and have a severe service (3PMSF) symbol on the sidewall of the tires. Winter tires are made to be used only during the winter period, so you will need to also have a set of all-season tires to change

From a performance point of view, they both perform similarly on snow. On snow, it is basically the tread pattern that will determine the grip and the performance. The studded tires with metal studs protruding from the tread perform better when it comes to ice. They can create a better grip with the protruding metal studs that dig into the ice and create grip. The non-studded will use an innovative tread design to create grip and use grip particles that have been added and can help create the necessary grip. One might wonder why you should not select a studded tire.

The studded tires are great on ice but have similar performance on snow. If you aren’t mainly driving on ice, you might feel that the non-studded tires won’t be good enough. If you plan to drive to other areas, you are much more flexible with the non-studded tires, as they are allowed in all places, while the studded are forbidden in some states and provinces. The studded tires also have some other restrictions based on countries where most states and provinces limit the time period that the studded tires can be used.

If both tires are allowed, then it is often up to personal preference. For some people, tires are not winter tires if they aren’t studded. This attitude can be difficult to change, even though the non-studded tires have improved significantly over the years that they are almost on par with the studded tires on ice and equally good on snow. You can, therefore, safely use both, but if you want to have the best possible grip on ice, you should choose studded tires. If icy roads aren’t a major concern, then you might choose non-studded tires as you have more flexibility.

In addition to the non-studded tires, you have the option to use winter-approved all-weather tires, which are a combination of all-season and winter tires. They have come up with a rubber compound and tread that combines the properties of both tires. For the tread, you have a dual-zone, one that will excel in winter and provide the properties for the warm seasons. The advantage is that you have tires that are safe to use regardless of weather conditions.

For more information regarding non-studded tires, visit: https://www.nokiantires.com/

Il est temps de changer les pneus et de laisser les pneus été derrière soi

L’été ayant été clément dans toute l’Europe et les restrictions de voyage s’étant assouplies, il est maintenant temps de laisser les pneus été derrière soi. Nous espérons qu’ils ont permis à votre véhicule de vivre une excellente expérience au cours de l’année. Les pneus été sont parfaits pour rouler sur des routes sèches en été. Ils sont également conçus pour faire face à toute pluie d’été qui pourrait survenir pendant l’été, mais ils ne sont pas conçus pour faire face à la neige, à la glace et à la neige fondue. La neige fondue, par rapport à la pluie, nécessite des rainures plus larges dans la bande de roulement pour pouvoir l’éloigner de la surface et maintenir le contact avec la chaussée.

Il y a plus de différences dans la conception que la possibilité d’enlever la neige fondue de la surface. La capacité à rester souple dans des conditions hivernales froides fait partie intégrante de la conception des pneus hiver. Il y a une grande différence dans le composé de caoutchouc pour s’assurer que les pneus restent souples et conformes pendant les températures hivernales. Si les pneus ne sont pas souples et ne s’adaptent pas à la surface, ils n’auront aucune traction. Ils perdent leur adhérence lorsque les températures baissent, et ils passent de l’état mou à l’état dur. C’est un changement qui peut se produire très rapidement lorsque les températures baissent.

Ce qui est effrayant, c’est qu’il se peut que vous ne remarquiez pas le changement, et que soudain, vos pneus passent de très bons pneus été à de très mauvais pneus pour les conditions hivernales. Avec la baisse des températures, vos pneus sont passés de bons à mauvais, tout cela en raison de la baisse de la température et donc du changement des caractéristiques du pneu. Il est essentiel de remplacer vos pneus été par des pneus hiver avant d’être confronté à des conditions changeantes. Un changement de pneus est rapide et peut être effectué bien à l’avance, avant de prévoir une baisse de température.

Les pneus hiver ne sont pas seulement conçus pour être souples, ils sont conçus dans le but principal d’être performants sur la glace, la neige et la neige fondue. Toutes ces conditions difficiles peuvent être facilement surmontées si vous avez les bons pneus. Un pneu cloutés vous donnera une excellente adhérence sur la neige et le verglas, ainsi que sur la neige. Les pneus non cloutés auront une bonne adhérence sur la neige et la glace, mais pas aussi bonne que l’option cloutée. Pour la neige, ils seront au moins aussi bons. Alors, changez maintenant et laissez vos pneus été derrière vous.

Les pneus hiver vous permettront de conduire en toute sécurité dans des conditions hivernales, mais vous devez les monter sur votre véhicule avant l’arrivée de la neige pour conduire en toute sécurité. Ce qui arrive souvent, c’est que les gens attendent trop longtemps et font finalement le changement trop tard, lorsque le temps hivernal est déjà arrivé. Comme il est dangereux et, dans certains endroits, illégal de conduire avec des pneus d’été dans des conditions hivernales, vous devez vous assurer de faire le changement plus tôt.  Le mieux est de changer dès que les températures commencent à descendre en dessous de 7 degrés Celsius, car en dessous, les pneus hiver sont plus performants que les pneus été.

Pour plus d’informations sur les pneus hiver, consultez le site : https://www.nokiantyres.fr/

How to ensure improved driving safety

Driving safety is a combination of several factors. You will need to be a good driver, with proper driving experience both in summer and winter conditions. If you lack experience of driving in winter conditions, you should practice on special driving courses.

Understanding how the car acts on snow and ice is extremely valuable and getting used to the prolonged braking distance on slippery surfaces is important for safe driving. So make sure that you can handle your car even in tricky situations. You also need to understand what impact the correct car tyres choice makes for the different surfaces.

You will need to make sure that you have a safe car and that it in good condition. The brakes have to work properly; the shock absorbers have to be in good condition. All the lights on the car should work; windshield wipers should clear the window in an effective and clean matter.

The tyres on the car should be in good condition, with proper tread depth and with the correct tyre pressure. You also need to have the correct tyres for the season in question. You will need summer tyres for the warm season and winter tyres for the cold season. Winter tyres outperform summer tyres at temperatures below zero degrees.

Making sure that they tyre change is done in time before the winter starts, ensures that you have the correct tyres mounted when you need them, also not removing them too early will provide you with a wide safety period.

For more information regarding safe driving, visit: https://www.nokiantyres.com/

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Time to leave the change tyres and leave the summer tyres behind

As the summer has been good throughout Europe and the travel restrictions have been easing, it is now time to leave the summer tyres behind. Hopefully, they provided your vehicle with a great experience during the year. Summer tyres are great for driving on dry summer roads. They are also designed to handle any summer rain that might come during the summer, but they are not designed to handle snow, ice and slush. Slush, compared to rain, need wider grooves in the tread to be able to move slush away from the surface to maintain contact with the road surface.

There are more differences in the design than being able to remove slush from the surface. Incorporated in the product design of winter tyres is the ability to remain soft during cold winter conditions. There is a big difference in the rubber compound to ensure that the tyres remain soft and compliant during winter temperatures. If the tyres are not soft and compliant to the rad surface, they will not have any traction. They will lose their traction as the temperatures drop, and they go from being soft to hard. This is a change that can happen very rapidly as the temperatures drop.

The scary thing is that you might not notice the change, and suddenly, your tyres will change from very good summer tyres to very bad tyres for winter conditions. With the dropping temperatures, your tyres have gone from good to bad, all due to dropping temperature and thus changing characteristics of the tyre. It is key to change your summer tyres to winter tyres before you face changing conditions. A tyre change is quick and can be done well in advance before expecting temperature drops.

The winter tyres are not only designed to be soft; they are designed with the main aim to perform well on ice, snow and slush. All these challenging conditions can easily be coped with if you have the correct tyres. A studded tyres will give you an excellent grip on snow and packed ice, as well as on snow. The non-studded tyres will have a good grip on snow and ice but not as good as the studded option. For snow, they will be at least as good. So, change now and leave your summer tyres behind.

Winter tyres will keep you safe as you drive in winter conditions, but you do need to have the tyres mounted on your vehicle before the snow arrives to drive safely. What often happens is that people wait too long and finally make the change too late, when the winter weather has already arrived. As it is dangerous and, in some places, illegal to drive with summer tyres in winter conditions, you need to make sure that you initiate the change earlier.  The best is to change once the temperatures start to go below 7 Celsius as below that the winter tyres outperform summer tyres.

For more information regarding winter tyres, visit: https://www.nokiantyres.com/

Make sure that you change early enough to winter tires on your SUV

SUV all-season tires

Regardless of what winter tires you use for your SUV, you need to make sure that you have winter approved tires on your SUV early enough. If you have SUV all-weather tires, you don’t have to worry as you already have winter approved tires on your SUV. If you instead have SUV winter tires, then you will need to change before the winter weather arrives.

It can be dangerous to drive a heavy vehicle like an SUV without using the correct tires, as you will not have the sufficient grip that you will need to get it to drive safely. You need proper grip to stay on the road and a short braking distance to avoid accidents. The heavier the vehicle is, it means that you require better grip to stop it from skidding. A heavy vehicle gliding out of control on ice can be very dangerous and a horrifying experience.

Since SUV all-season tires are designed for warm weathers and not for winter use. All-season tires can´t provide the necessary grip on ice, nor do they have the tread design to perform well on snow or slush. This is why you must have the winter tires on your SUV in time before it gets cold. If you don’t have very long or harsh winters in your area, you can maybe manage with an all-weather tire that gives you all year-round safety.

For more information regarding SUV winter tires, visit: https://www.nokiantires.com/

Zimní pneumatiky jsou jedinou možností, pokud máte drsné zimní počasí

celoroční pneumatiky

Od jízdy bez sněhu a zimních pneumatik, když máte těžké zimní počasí, by nemělo být možné, zda by měly být použity nebo ne. Řízení s letními pneumatikami v zimních podmínkách je spojeno s velkým nebezpečím jak pro vás, tak pro lidi kolem vás.

Jde o to, mít na svém vozidle správné pneumatiky, než přijde zimní počasí. Samozřejmě máte možnost použít celoroční pneumatiky, které umožňují celoroční jízdu. To znamená, že jste vždy připraveni na jakékoli počasí s těmito pneumatikami, pokud jsou schváleny pro zimu. Budou fungovat stejně dobře na suchých letních silnicích jako zasněžené zimní silnice. Poskytují dokonalý pocit pohodlí a dokonalou bezpečnost za všech podmínek. Nejlepší na tom je, že vás nikdy nechytnou špatné pneumatiky, což se může snadno stát, když nečekaně přijde zimní počasí.

Zde vstupují do hry vyhrazené zimní pneumatiky nebo zimní pneumatiky. Budete potřebovat pneumatiky s hroty nebo pneumatiky s hroty. Obě tyto pneumatiky poskytují vynikající přilnavost a kontrolu v zimních podmínkách. Pneumatiky s hroty jsou na ledu o něco lepší, protože kovové hřeby poskytují vynikající přilnavost na ledu. Na sněhu je zajištěna přilnavost až k dezénu, takže obě možnosti pneumatik mají stejný výkon. Čím lepší kvalitu pneumatik si vyberete, tím lepší výkon můžete od pneumatik očekávat.

Další informace o zimních pneumatikách naleznete na: https://www.nokiantyres.cz/

Choose non-studded tires for safety during winter driving

studded tires

When you want to drive safely in extreme winter weather, you will need to have winter tires on your vehicle. In some states and provinces, they are even mandatory. The winter and snow tires should be mounted before the winter weather arrives so that you can remain safe while driving. When you talk about non-studded tires, they are so-called tires that are dedicated to winter use. They are called non-studded to differentiate them from the studded tires, which are also dedicated winter tires, but they use metal studs to create friction.

Non-studded tires should not be confused with winter-approved all-weather tires that can also be used during the winter seasons and for all-year-round driving. The non-studded tires should be removed and replaced with all-season tires once the winter season is over. They use a rubber compound optimized for keeping the tire soft and agile even at low temperatures but will wear too quickly if used during hot summers. It is therefore important to change the tires once the winter season has passed. This is when you need to mount your all-season tires for the warm seasons.

Non-studded tires use the tread to create enough friction on snow, ice, and slush so that you can enjoy trouble-free, safe driving through innovative sipes and snow claw functionality between the shoulder and tread blocks that can grip the ice and by adding cryo-crystal grip particles to further improve the grip on ice. The studded winter tires have similar tread pattern, but they don’t need to add the cryo-crystals as they have the metal studs that will create the friction for grip on ice.

The non-studded tires are great for winter driving and offer a lot of flexibility. The they are not regulated the same way as studded tires are so you can mount them on your car well in time before the winter arrives so that you don’t end up with all-season tires trying to drive in winter conditions. This can be a very dangerous situation and should be avoided. You shouldn’t drive with non-studded tires all year round, as they are optimized for winter conditions, and they will wear out faster if used in summer conditions. However, placing them on your car a few weeks too early before the winter arrives will only cause some slight excessive wear, which can be a very low price to pay for extra safety. The safety of having the right tires already mounted on your car so that you are ready to drive if you end up in winter conditions. This is very good if you are dependent on your car every day.

As with all tires it is important that you take care of them and allow for proper maintenance. Check the condition of the tires and it is important that the sidewalls aren´t damaged. The tires should also have sufficient pressure. You can find the correct pressure for the tires in the car´s handbook or then you can always search the web for the correct information.

For more information regarding non-studded tires for the winter, visit: https://www.nokiantires.com/

10 Myths and Facts About Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DEF or Diesel Exhaust Fluid is a consumable fluid that helps reduce harmful chemicals released in the atmosphere. It works its magic with SCR or Selective Catalytic Reduction, invented in the United States in 1957. Today, most engine manufacturers introduced these systems as their usage became more prevalent along with this cam some myths surrounding this system, which we will be debunking.

DEF is Toxic

A misconception about DEF is that it is toxic. DEF is a non-hazardous and non-flammable fluid with a natural pH of 9.0, which is about the same as the ordinary baking soda in your kitchen.

DEF is Urine

While it is true that urea is one component of DEF, it does not mean that it is urine altogether. Urea is a waste product of several living organisms. Synthetic urea in DEF has been produced since the 1930s through synthesizing synthetic ammonia and carbon dioxide in a heated and sealed process.

It is Hard to Use

Filling up your DEF tank is not a difficult task, as it is as simple as putting water in your car’s radiator. Additionally, there is no need to refill your DEF tank every time you fill your gas tank as a 2.5 gal diesel exhaust fluid is sufficient for about 800 or more miles of travel.

DEF is Unstable

Diesel Exhaust Fluid is also not difficult to store as its components like urea does not quickly transform into a toxic chemical despite temperature changes. Freezing and humid temperatures do not affect the substances that are within DEF, making them stable.

You Can’t Easily Buy DEF

Buying DEF is no hassle as you can purchase this fluid from any truck stop, gasoline station, and auto parts shop. You can also purchase DEF online, and its price range goes from at least $2.50 to $8 per gallon.

Only Professionals Can Fill Your Tank

There is no need to ask for a professional to fill up your DEF tank as it is easy to use, making it convenient to access that you can easily do it even in your garage.

Non-Factory DEF Will Damage My Car

While several brands of DEF are available for use, all of them are just the same DEF that is non-toxic and will not damage or harm your vehicle.

DEF Evaporates

The only time that DEF can turn into ammonia and evaporate is if you display and constantly expose it at 120 degrees for two years. Other than that, there is no need to worry about your DEF evaporating, especially if you will use it for your vehicle.

DEF is a New Invention

The SCR and DEF system has been around for a while now, as commercial and agricultural applications use it. While it may sound new to some, it is not a new invention.

DEF has More Cons Than Pros

Aside from its cons of increasing operating cost, requiring more room for your truck, and adding a small amount of weight to your vehicle, its pros outweigh these. This fluid helps in fuel efficiency, increases power, and reducing maintenance for your car.

For more information about diesel exhaust fluid and diesel parts, here is an infographic provided by Pure Diesel Power.

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