Winter tires are available, both studded and non-studded

winter tires

Winter tires are available both as studded tires and as non-studded tires. Dedicated winter tires, whether non-studded or studded tires outperform any other tires on snow and ice. They have passed rigorous testing on snow and ice and hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” emblem, signifying their approved use in severe winter weather. The only drawback with winter tires is that they require a changeover of tires before and after winter.

Nothing outperforms winter tires in severe winter weather; however, getting studded tires versus non-studded tires depends on the weather conditions where you live. Studded tires are best for ice and hard-packed snow, whereas non-studded tires are for general winter conditions. There have been many advances in Snow tires in recent years, both in stud technology and advances in rubber compound and non-studded tire technology. Another thing to consider if you want to invest in studded winter tires is the laws where you live. In addition, you need to be aware that winter tires are to be used only during specific dates and those dates differ from State to State. If you want to use studded tires, the rules are even more restrictive, and certain states do not even allow them. If your State allows studded tires and you live in an area with hard-packed snow and ice, studded tires are a great choice.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tires offer the new double studded technology to allow for maximal grip on both ice and snow. With this new technology, the center studs improve grip while accelerating and braking, while studs on the shoulder help with turning and lane changes. The new modern studs allow for a wider grip limit, so drivers have more time to react before the grip disappears. In addition, this state-of-the-art studding technology, along with the new star-shaped studs’ placement on the tires, allows the studs to meet the road at an optimal angle.

These tires can function at a wide temperature and have low rolling resistance to ensure good fuel economy. They also come recommended for hybrid and electric cars. They are heavily siped to help prevent hydroplaning due to slush. In addition, the new “eco stud 10” has an air dampening technology that reduces road wear. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tires are made of new bio-based compounds such as pine resin and canola oil, which lowers their rolling resistance helping you save on fuel while helping to cut down on harmful fuel emissions.

In certain areas in the United States where the winters are severe, using dedicated winter tires is probably a wise one. Whether you choose studded or non-studded tires, you will enjoy superior handling on snow and ice. The drawback of changing tires can be facilitated by keeping a second set of wheels in the garage for a quicker changeover. If you are not willing to change over to winter tires, you could consider all-weather tires as they also are approved for winter use.

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