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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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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Aquaplaning and the product development of Hakka Blue

The development of a safe and functional as well as sufficiently tested tyre product is a time-consuming process. For example, developing the Hakka Blue tyres took about three years. A thorough development and testing of tyres is a comprehensive process, which includes continuous work with different rubber mixtures, structural solutions, and surface patterns. The Nordic […]
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New tyres for autumn

Some time ago, the man from our next door told to my husband that I am full of testosterone every time we talk about tyres. It may be true because, due to my work, I pay more attention than the average middle-aged mother to the properties of the tyre that contacts the road surface and […]
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