Usually. In independent tyre tests, a recognized branded tyre almost always outperforms the second-string brand from the same manufacturer or a cheap tyre.
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.
Nokian Flat Run tyres can be installed on ordinary rims, while several other manufacturers' products require special rims.
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.
Yes. The rolling resistance of a flat run tyre is bigger than that of a tyre with a normal construction.
If a Flat Run tyre has been driven empty – even over a short distance – we recommend replacing it with an entirely new tyre.
Installing Flat Run tyres doesn't require speciality equipment and can be installed in most tyre service centers
Nokian 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.
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.
Nokian Tyres is a pioneering company – it does not use any raw materials classified as poisonous or carcinogenic in its own production. The raw materials used for manufacturing tyres include natural rubber, synthetic rubber, strengthening materials known as cords, soot, and various chemicals.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Labeling is not used on studded tyres, remolded tyres, spare tyres, tyres designed for competitive use, or tyres intended for classic cars.
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.
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.
“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…
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.
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.
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.
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 motorist's driving style and attention to the correct tyre pressures are among the most important factors related to safety and economical motoring.