Taming winter conditions for 80 years

Peace of mind and security for millions of people. State-of-the-art technology that brought a new era. This year marks the passing of 80 years since the world’s first winter tyre was created for the freezing temperatures and high winds of the North. This revolutionary invention has since become standard equipment for motorists driving in winter. […]
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The most common reasons for customer complaints concern various types of wearing

Considering the production volumes of the tyre manufacturing industry, the number of complaints is low. Often, complaints are connected to driving comfort and the uneven wear of the tyres. If the customer suspects that there is something wrong with a tyre, he can contact the reseller directly and have the tyre inspected. If the experts […]
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Tyre pressures should be checked once a month

Many find checking tyre pressure a tedious task, but this check should be made approximately once a month. Tyre pressure affects the cost-effectiveness of driving – if the pressure is too low, the rolling resistance increases which in part increases fuel consumption. In summer, many people pack up their car for their summer trip. Tyre […]
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In summer, friction tyres should be replaced with summer tyres

Many think that friction tyres are good summer tyres as well, but this is not true from a safety perspective. Friction tyres are good winter tyres, especially when driving on snowy or slushy roads, but in the summertime it must be remembered that friction tyres have a much weaker wet grip than actual summer tyres. […]
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Nokian Tyres and harmful chemicals in car tyres

Environmentally conscious consumers are interested in knowing what kinds of chemicals and toxins are used in tyres. In fact, very few toxins are used in tyre manufacturing these days, and tyres contain less and less material that is carcinogenic or otherwise harmful. The European Union has endeavoured to standardise the legislation applying to the use […]
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Nokian Tyres and environmental responsibility

The manufacturing of tyres in general produces very few emissions; therefore, it does not place a great burden on the environment. The most significant emissions involve solvents, smells, particles and waste. To reduce smell and particle emissions, the industry uses particle filters and wet-washers. In Nokian Tyres production operations, consideration for the environment primarily involves […]
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The majority of tyres find a new lease on life through recycling

There are still countries in the world without a tyre-recycling programme. Besides the Nordic countries, Nokian Tyres operates widely in Russia, where tyre recycling has not yet been established. However, the country is promoting collaboration among tyre manufacturers, and a recycling programme is an objective of this work, even if the project is progressing rather […]
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Remote-controlled studded tyres available in the future

Remote-controlled studded tyres are something that customers have been asking for for several years, says Matti Morri, manager of Nokian Heavy Tyres technical customer service. The ideal tyre would enable activating and deactivating the studs from the cabin as necessary. Quite a few tyre manufacturers have tried to fulfil this dream, but this kind of […]
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A large number of changes in the new C tyres

Two new winter tyre models for vans have been introduced in the Nokian Tyres range, which have been developed specifically for northern conditions. Nokian Hakkapeliitta C3 is a studded tyre for vans and the CR3 is the studless version. According to Matti Morri – the manager of Nokian Heavy Tyres technical customer service – the […]
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Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV

A tyre blogger interviewed our technical customer service manager, Matti Morri, to discuss the new Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV tyres. What are the new properties with the Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV? The Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV has quite a few new properties. It was exactly a year ago that we launched the Hakkapeliitta 8. Since then, the model […]
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