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The EU tyre label helps consumers in the European Union to choose tyres. The label guides consumers toward higher-quality tyres that are also safer.
Used tyres cannot be taken to a landfill; they must be disposed of at an appropriate recycling facility. In Europe it is free to recycle old tyres because the price of new tyres includes a recycling fee. Read more about tire life cycle and recycling
Labeling is not used on studded tyres, remolded tyres, spare tyres, tyres designed for competitive use, or tyres intended for classic cars.
Modern non-studded winter tyres have good grip, even in difficult conditions, and can even correct minor driving errors. However, studded tyres have considerably better grip. A young motorist who is just getting used to driving in the winter should choose studded tyres.
The classification labels and values are displayed on manufacturers' websites and in presentation material. If the tyres are displayed to consumers, they will either have a classification label supplied by the manufacturer affixed to the tread or a printed classification label supplied by the ma…
Rolling resistance affects the vehicle's fuel consumption, thereby also directly affecting the environment. Wet grip is an important characteristic in terms of safety, and it also expresses the tyre's braking power on wet surfaces. The tyre's pass-by noise also affects the environment.
The motorist's driving style and attention to the correct tyre pressures are among the most important factors related to safety and economical motoring.
Yes. The rolling resistance of a flat run tyre is bigger than that of a tyre with a normal construction.
If low noise is the most important tyre characteristic, you should choose non-studded winter tyres, which are unobtrusive on clean roads. Keep in mind the noise of modern Nokian Tyres studded tyres is rather low and muffled.
If a Flat Run tyre has been driven empty – even over a short distance – we recommend replacing it with an entirely new tyre.
Nokian Tyres product selection has really good all-weather options available that are better options for year round use.Non-studded winter tyres are designed and intended primarily for winter use. The driving characteristics of non-studded winter tyres do not meet the requirements for good summer ty…
If you need to set out early in the morning, even in a blizzard or highly hazardous driving conditions, you should definitely choose studded winter tyres. Studded winter tyres are by far the most effective way to combat unexpected conditions on the roads.
Installing Flat Run tyres doesn't require speciality equipment and can be installed in most tyre service centers
Non-studded winter tyres provide added flexibility to the installation schedule. You can install non-studded winter tyres on your car in the fall well before slippery winter driving conditions set in.
Do you drive a new, well equipped car with electronic stability control and ABS brakes? If you also have a calm driving style focusing on foresight, you will be able to cope without studs.
In terms of safety, the most important characteristics are wet grip and the tyre's ability to resist aquaplaning. In terms of driving comfort, a low noise level is important. Low rolling resistance will decrease the car's fuel consumption and reduce environmentally harmful emissions.
Usually. In independent tyre tests, a recognized branded tyre almost always outperforms the second-string brand from the same manufacturer or a cheap tyre.
Information is available from several sources, including tyre manufacturers and the European Commission's website (http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm) or from tyre outlets.
We recommend changing all of the tyres at the same time. In some cases two tyres can be changed: either both front tyres or both rear tyres. In these cases, the new tyres should be the same brand and model as the old tyres to ensure safety and maneuverability.
Nokian Flat Run tyres can be installed on ordinary rims, while several other manufacturers' products require special rims.
Always check your vehicle’s registration for the recommended tyre size. When choosing winter tyres, consider how and where you drive, how safe you feel in winter conditions and your driving experience level. This will help you decide whether to choose studded or non-studded tyres. Studded tyres even…
In purely technical terms, Flat Run tyres can be installed on any type of vehicle. However, we recommend using them only on vehicles for which Flat Run was intended.
Nokian Tyres products are labeled for proper installation. The edge of the tyre labeled “outside” should be installed on the outer edge of the tyre.
Nokian Tyres does not use any SVHC-rated (substances of very high concern) raw materials in its own production. The raw materials used for manufacturing tires include natural rubber, synthetic rubber, strengthening materials known as cords, soot, and various chemicals.
If you spend more time driving on icy roads or roads with packed snow in the winter, you should choose studded winter tyres. Non-studded tyres are generally better suited for snowy roads.
Consumers should consult an expert salesperson at a tyre outlet, study the websites of manufacturers, and read tyre tests published by major independent car magazines, which test dozens of characteristics.
No. In the Nordic countries in particular, wet grip is far from the most important safety element of winter tyres. Winter tyres with good wet grip do not have good ice grip and are very often designed specifically for the milder winter conditions of central Europe.
As the name suggests, all-season tyres are designed for year-round use, and they combine the characteristics needed for summer and winter driving – functionality in different weather conditions, maneuverability, and durability. Nokian all-weather tyres combine reliable winter safety with the precise…
Rolling resistance refers to the energy consumed in the deformation that takes place when the tyre grips the road. Rolling resistance affects fuel consumption, thereby also affecting carbon dioxide emissions. Rolling resistance accounts for approximately 20 percent of the vehicle's fuel consumpt…
Wet grip is an essential safety factor, particularly in summer tyres. It communicates the tyre's maneuverability on wet roads. EU tyre label states the tyre's braking distance on wet asphalt from an initial speed of 80 km/h.
The new tyre classifications are determined using precisely specified tests. Every tyre manufacturer is responsible for evaluating and classifying its own tyres. Self-evaluation involves using precisely defined testing methods approved by the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
There are a lot of other factors that must be taken into consideration when evaluating a tyre's performance. These include the tyre's handling on wet and dry surfaces, grip on ice, aquaplaning behavior, and the wear resistance.
Wet grip refers to the tyre's ability to retain its grip on wet surfaces. In practice, the concept of wet grip is closely related to factors such as a short braking distance on wet surfaces, better handling characteristics, or a more stable driving response in wet conditions.
The tyre labels do not apply to studded tyres but they are used for non-studded winter tyres. For winter tyres, the information on the tyre label should not be the only criteria used for comparison – it is worth reading independent tests and consulting an expert tyre outlet.
“Better” tyres – those with less wear – should always be installed at the rear, and the main reason is safety. When using better tyres on rear, it is easier to avoid oversteering ie. loosing rear axle grip of the road, in emergency situations. In an intense situation while driving, oversteering is m…
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.
The EU tyre label will affect consumers' tyre choices in the future. Particularly good values will influence consumers' choices of summer tyres. When it comes to winter tyres, the classification may also be misleading. For example, the new tyre labels do not take into account the typical win…
The EU tyre label helps consumers to choose the right tyres. The label encourages the use of safer, more fuel-efficient tyres that generate less noise.
Nokian Tyres Flat Run tyres can be driven with no air pressure for 50 km on a fully laden car and for 150 km when driving alone.
Nokian Tyres is a strongly Finnish company. Product development, administration, and management of sales and marketing are based in Nokia, Finland, which is also the company's home. We directly employ over 1,600 people in Finland, and we employ many more people indirectly.
There might be differences in different countries legistlation concerning the use of winter tyres. Please be sure to check country specific regulations before mounting for instance studded tyres on to your car. In Finland for instance, winter tyres must be used from the beginning of December to the …
Everyone should have the option to choose the tyres that they consider most suitable to their own driving experience, style, and the driving conditions. Studded winter tyres are a safer, more reliable alternative for rapidly changing winter conditions because they are more effective in evening out v…
Soot, used to strengthen the rubber mass, has such a small particle size that it dyes the rubber black. In the future we might be able to replace soot as a strengthening comound and then we can basically make tyres of any colour
If you are not compelled to drive in every winter day non-studded tyres can be the right choice. Most difficult conditions and surfaces for non-studded tyres are slippery ice and hard packed snow. On those surfaces studded tyres are much better.
On snowy roads, both studded and non-studded tyres have similar grip, but when driving in rapidly changing winter conditions on icy or wet surfaces, studded tyres are better.
The country of manufacture is clearly stated on the side of the tyre. The same tyre can be manufactured in several different countries. In terms of quality and safety every Nokian Tyres product is made with to our exacting standards and industry leading practices.
Nordic non-studded winter tyres provide considerably better grip on ice and snow than central European non-studded winter tyres. On the other hand the tyre aimed at central european winter conditions has better qualities on wet conditions
Using winter tyres in the summer is not recommended, even if they are non-studded, as they have a softer rubber compound and different tread structure than summer tyres. Tyres designed strictly for winter roads do not function safely in the summer. Also due to the compuonding, the wear of winter tyr…
When you choose tyres, it is important to make sure that they suit your own driving style and experience. At the same time, you should keep in mind the winter conditions in which you normally drive. Studded winter tyres are the best choice for icy roads and varying driving conditions.
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