Winter tires are to be used only in winter. Dedicated winter tires, whether non-studded or studded tires outperform any other tires on snow and ice. They have passed rigorous testing on snow and ice and therefore hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” emblem, signifying their approved use in severe winter weather. The only drawback with winter tires is the fact that they require a changeover of tires before and after winter.
Snow tires come both as studded and non-studded versions, and which ones to choose is dependent on the weather conditions where you live and whether you will be driving on ice and hardpacked snow. Studded tires are great on hard-packed snow and ice, while non-studded tires are great in general winter conditions. You need to be aware that winter tires are to be used only during certain dates and those dates differ from State to State, so it is best to find out what the laws are where you live. If you want to use studded tires, the laws are even more restrictive, and certain states do not even allow them. If your State allows studded tires and you live in an area with hard-packed snow and ice, then studded tires are a great choice.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tires offer the new double studded technology to allow for maximal grip on both ice and snow. With this new technology, the center studs improve grip both while accelerating and braking, while studs on the shoulder help with turning and lane changes. The new modern studs allow for a wider grip limit, so drivers have more time to react before the grip disappears. In addition, this state-of-the-art studding technology, along with the new star-shaped studs’ placement on the tires, allows the studs to meet the road at an optimal angle.
These tires can function at a wide temperature and have low rolling resistance to ensure good fuel economy. They also come recommended for hybrid and electric cars. They are heavily siped to help prevent hydroplaning due to slush. In addition, the new “eco stud 10” has an air dampening technology that reduces road wear. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tires are made of new bio-based compounds such as pine resin and canola oil, which in turn lowers their rolling resistance helping you save on fuel while helping to cut down on harmful fuel emissions.
In certain areas in the United States where the winters are severe, the choice of using dedicated winter tires is probably a wise one. Whether you choose studded or non-studded tires, you will enjoy superior handling on snow and ice. The drawback of having to change tires can be facilitated by keeping a second set of wheels in the garage for a quicker changeover. If you are not willing to change over to winter tires, you could consider all-weather tires as they also come with the “Three Peak Mountain snowflake” emblem, so they are approved for winter use.
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