The trend colour for tyres holds its ground

The colour of car tyres has not followed the fluctuations of the fashion world. Black still holds its ground although there are different colours available for bicycle tyres, for example. There are clear reasons for the tyre world to not eagerly follow fashionable autumn colours. And a lack of imagination is not the reason why […]
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Nokian Tyres excelling in tests

In recent years, Nokian Tyres has excelled in tests carried out by car magazines, finding its way to the top more and more often. This was not the case a couple of decades ago, but confidence in Nokian Tyres as a competitive tyre manufacturer has been increasing gradually, and the company’s products are more and […]
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Tyres of excellent quality from high-grade processes

Nokian Tyres products have found their way to the top positions of tests carried out by car magazines in the Nordic countries, Central Europe, Russia and Ukraine, among others. The wide-ranging tests focus on various properties of tyres and the tyres’ safety characteristics are usually emphasised in the comparisons. It is a commonly agreed fact […]
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Tyres and the environment

The greatest effect which tyres have on the environment during their life cycle is related to the fuel consumption of the vehicle. For years, tyre developers have strived to decrease the rolling resistance of their tyres, and in doing so, the fuel consumption of vehicles. A tyre is like a decathlete – it needs to […]
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Summer tyres and their testing

Just like winter tyres, summer tyres meet numerous challenges during their life cycle. Especially in the north, summertime conditions may vary greatly. Nokian Tyres’ products are tested on the company’s track in Nokia, Finland, where the conditions are excellent for testing various tyre properties. Properties assessed in Nokia include the handling properties of tyres, such […]
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The wear of summer tyres and the DSI wear indicator

Back in the old days, various methods were used to try and determine how worn summer tyres were and what their tread depth was – and not all of them were very accurate. Some of the less reliable measurement devices included tread-depth indicators, which could be attached to a key chain, and even two-euro coins. […]
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Demand for winter tyres on the increase as the climate changes

As the climate changes, extreme weather conditions and weather phenomena are becoming more and more common. Both Finland and Central Europe have experienced many snowstorms and very snowy winters in recent years. As a result, the demand for winter tyres has increased in many Central European countries. Their use is important from both a safety […]
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Tyres of the future

The future of tyre development is unknown. Twenty years ago, the idea of Nokia manufacturing summer tyres for speed category Y (300 km/H) seemed quite futuristic. Nonetheless, in 2010 Nokian Tyres launched its fourth generation of speed category Y tyres – the Nokian Hakka Black. Although we always strive to utilise all the latest knowledge […]
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Without knowing the facts, one shouldn’t choose a winter tyre on the basis of the EU marking

A few years ago, I bought a bunch of household appliances for my new home. Important selection criteria included the refrigerator having a lot of storage space, integration of a freezer unit, and ease of use of the washing machine and tumble-dryer. All appliances had an energy-efficiency rating, which could be used to organise devices […]
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A few simple hints for extending the service life of studded tyres

As the autumn weather gets colder, it is time to inspect the condition of the studded tyres that have spent the summer lying in the shed. Regular inspections and taking the right actions now could have a great impact on your safety on the roads, and other motorists’ safety, and they may extend the studded […]
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