Some considerations when finding winter tyres for hybrid cars

If living in an area with severe winters that require winter tyres you will need to make sure that you select tyres that are approved for winter use: Only winter tyres should be used in areas when you have regular winters with lots of snow and ice. Since snow, ice and slush make driving very difficult, you will need to ensure that you select premium winter tyres that can add safety to your driving.  For owners of electric cars or hybrids will need to find winter tyres that are designed for use on hybrids or electrical car. This is because as the batteries make these vehicles heavier and thereby in need of extra grip and traction as the additional weight make them slower to stop. Winter tyres come either as studded tyres or non-studded tyres and both are available for hybrid and electrical cars. The things that should be considered when choosing a tyre is first of all what kind of winter conditions you will be driving in as well as your experience level driving on snow and ice.

Studded tyres are more suitable if you live near the coast, where the roads tend to be icy during the winter. Non-studded tyres on the other hand are more suited for snowy roads. Winter tyres like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 non-studded tyres offers relentless grip with controlled handling on both ice and snow while remaining fuel efficient for a greener driving experience. They naturally hold the 3PMSF-symbol “three peak mountain snowflake”-symbol signifying that they are approved for winter use. The non-studded tyres have the advantage of being able to be mounted on the car earlier in the autumn which is a big advantage if the area where you live has unpredictable weather during autumn. The same holds true for the spring when the weather can change rapidly.

Due to advanced tyre technology there has been many innovations in the rubber compounds along with other technologies, which makes having studded winter tyres less vital. If you do however choose studded tyres you can rest assured that nothing outperforms these tyres on ice and packed snow, giving you the ultimate in grip and traction, especially lateral traction for a safe winter drive. If you live in areas with a lot of icy conditions and studded tyres are legal, these are by far your best choice.

Nothing outperforms dedicated winter tyres, non-studded or studded tyres, for severe winter conditions. Winter tyres are made of a flexible rubber compound as well as a unique tread design that is meant to be used on ice, snow and slush. They do not have to compromise for use in other seasons like the all-weather tyres will have to do. When you install them on your car you can rest assured that you will enjoy the ultimate in grip and traction both for accelerating, braking and going around corners. You do however have to change back to summer tyres as soon as the winter season is over, so that you can enjoy perfect summer grip with summer tyres. Using winter tyres too long when you have warm and dry roads will increase the wear and lower the performance.

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