Tire Tips

Tire Tips

Welcome to your comprehensive resource page about tires! Whether you’re a seasoned driver or a first-time car owner, understanding your tires is crucial for safety, efficiency, and longevity. Our tire insights cover a wide range of topics, from maintenance tips to choosing the right tires for different road conditions and driving tips.

  • Choosing your tires

    How to read tire sidewall markings

    Tire size is the most important information given on a tire’s sidewall. The size designation is specified as a series of numbers and letters, for example, 205/55 R 16 94 V XL. Learn more about tire sidewall information.

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  • Driving tips

    What is braking and stopping distance?

    Good tires and staying alert in traffic reduce your stopping distance if you need to slam on the brakes.

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  • Choosing your tires

    How are tires made: The tire manufacturing process

    The main raw materials of a tire are natural rubber, synthetic rubber, carbon black and oil. Read more about tire manufacturing.

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  • Choosing your tires

    Quiet tires – reduced tire noise and better driving comfort

    Quiet tires are one of the key factors when it comes to driving comfort. Discover how to choose the quietest tires and reduce tire noise.

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  • Choosing your tires

    Tire noise

    Tires always produce some noise interacting with the road surface. Learn what are normal tire noises and when you should get your tires checked.

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  • Choosing your tires

    Fuel economy

    Tires have a direct impact on your vehicle's fuel efficiency. Find out how to choose fuel-efficient tires and consume less fuel while driving.

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  • Choosing your tires

    What is TPMS?

    A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) enhances road safety by indicating significant tire pressure drops. Discover how TPMS works.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    How to safely store your tires

    With proper tire storage, you can extend your tires' life and ensure the tires perform optimally all year round. Explore safe methods for tire storage.

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  • Driving tips

    Winter driving tips

    Safety is one of Nokian Tyres' core values. Here's some helpful information to promote driving safety during wintertime

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    How to read tire sidewall markings

    Tire size is the most important information given on the tire. However, size is not the only piece of information marked on the tire sidewall.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Winter Tire Pressures

    Cold weather has an effect on the air pressure of your tires. Choose the right tire pressures for winter tires and drive safely in all conditions.

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  • Driving tips

    What is aquaplaning and how to prevent it

    Tires play a big role in preventing hydroplaning. Drive carefully and check your tires to avoid losing control of your vehicle on wet roads.

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  • Choosing your tires

    Studded or non-studded winter tires?

    We will give you a few pointers to simplify the choice between studded and non-studded tires.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Tire pressures

    Instructions to check the inflation pressures.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Replacing two tires – Where to install newer tires on a vehicle?

    Having a full set of new tires is the most recommended and ideal choice for optimal performance and safety. The tires should also all be the same exact size and brand. However, there are circumstances where replacing just two tires becomes necessary. In such cases, ensure that the new tires are installed on the rear axle.

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  • Driving tips

    When to change winter tires?

    Using winter tires ensures better grip and safe driving during cold months. Learn when you should put winter tires on and take them off.

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  • Driving tips

    Safe following distance

    The three-second rule is a good guideline for maintaining a safe following distance. Learn more on the importance of leaving enough space between your car and the vehicle in front of you.

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  • Driving tips

    What To Do If You Have a Tire Blowout

    A tire blowout can cause serious risks on the road. Read how to prevent a tire blowout and what to do if your tire is damaged.

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  • Tire care and maintenance
    Choosing your tires

    Tire Load Capacity and Load Index

    When buying tires, you should take into account the new tire's load capacity. You can check the tire's load index from the tire markings.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Summer tire tread depth

    The tread depth of the tires tells you how safe it is to drive on them. Check the tread depth of your summer tires at home and upgrade to new tires if necessary.

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  • Tire care and maintenance
    Driving tips

    Check the tread depth of your tires before winter

    Tire wear can be determined by checking the tread depth. Take care of the condition of your winter tires and check their tread depth before winter.

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  • Choosing your tires

    How do I know when to replace tires?

    There are various factors you should consider when thinking of tire replacement. Find out when it's time to replace your tires.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Tire wear patterns

    Tires can wear unevenly for various reasons. Get to know the most common tire wear patterns, learn how to avoid them, and extend your tires' lifespan

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Tire rotation - How and when to rotate tires?

    Tire rotation is an essential part of the vehicle’s maintenance. It enhances safety and maximizes the tire’s longevity. Learn how to rotate tires.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Mismatched tires

    A uniform set of tires is essential for stability, control, and an even wear distribution. Discover the impact of mismatched tires on road safety.

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  • Tire care and maintenance
    Driving tips

    Spare Tire Saves the Day in Traffic

    A spare tire can be an invaluable aid in case of an accident on the road. Read more about spare tires. 

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Tire Repair

    When can you patch a tire and how should you proceed when your car tire is punctured? Read more and learn how to prevent tire damage.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    Tire tread

    Tire tread depth directly impacts road safety and tire performance. Read how to check tread depth and what other factors you should consider.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    How Long Do Tires Last?

    Typically, tire lifespan ranges between 6-10 years, but it's influenced by various factors. Find out how to make your tires last longer.

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  • Tire care and maintenance

    What is the DOT marking on a tire?

    The DOT marking is just one of the markings printed on the tire's sidewall. Do you know the tire markings and how to check the tire's age?

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