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How has the environmental friendliness of winter tyres improved in recent years?

Development of the structures, rubber compounds, and stud technology in winter tyres has led to the emergence of winter tyres that have better grip, cause less road wear, and have lower rolling resistances. Another important factor was to stop using highly aromatic oils in tyre manufacturing processes in the EU as these oils are classed as carcinogenic.

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