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European regulations specify labeling requirements with regard to the fuel economy, wet grip, and rolling noise of tyres. The markings are not found on the tyres themselves: consult the manufacturer's website or stickers affixed to new tyres.

Small particles (particle size PM2.5) give rise to the greatest risk and the most hazardous consequences, particularly in urban areas with the greatest exposure. Sources of small particles include large-scale dispersion of particles, traffic exhaust emissions, burning of wood, industrial emissions, …

The use is already restricted in the Nordic countries. For example, in Finland, studded winter tyres can be used from the beginning of November until the end of March or until Easter Monday. The road wear and weight of studs was precisely stipulated in a regulation that took effect in 2013.

Tyre noise is always linked to the driving surface as the road surface has a major impact on the amount of noise generated by the vehicle. The decibel value is not an accurate measure of the noise level; all tyres are noisy when they drive on rough asphalt in the spring, for example.

Taking into account the life cycle of a tyre, the majority of the environmental impact occurs when the tyre is in use, and most of this impact is due to the vehicle's fuel consumption. Using an economical driving style – avoiding sudden braking and acceleration – can lead to fuel consumption sav…

There are numerous ways how recycling of tyres has been arranged in different countries. The best way to find out how recycling can be handled is to contact your local tyre dealer for advice. A general level info on European recycling can be found here: http://www.etrma.org/tyres/ELTs/ELT-management…

By choosing Nokian Tyres, drivers are making a decision to support the environment. Over the life cycle of a tyre, the majority of the environmental impact occurs when the tyre is in use; selecting the correct tyre can help reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Nokian’s long-term dev…

Premium summer and winter tyres consume less fuel thanks to their lower rolling resistance. Driving economically and maintaining tyres can also help with fuel savings. On average, tyres are used to drive 30,000–45,000 kilometers so the saving may amount to almost EUR 300. This is almost enough to bu…