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The wear of summer tyres and the DSI wear indicator - Nokian Tyres - Expert Team

The wear of summer tyres and the DSI wear indicator - Nokian Tyres - Expert Team | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
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Very informative article from Nokian on how to prolong the life of your tyres.

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TYRE SAFETY-New TyreSafe animation released : Tyrepress

TYRE SAFETY-New TyreSafe animation released : Tyrepress | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
New TyreSafe animation released Marking the halfway point of its 2013 Tyre Safety Month campaign, TyreSafe has launched the latest in its series of animated videos. Featuring the crash test dummy family of road safety ...

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Eric, as always, you post some very interesting articles.  This week Nordic Tyres UK Ltd is working with Dumfries and Galloway Road Safety Partnership, assisting the police with their "Ready for Winter" campaign.  Obviously we are promoting the Nokian winter tyres which are ideally suited for cold weather temperatures.  I have to say that overall we are very impressed with the level of response we are receiving from the general public.  You will always get the odd idiot that throw accusations about motorissts being persecuted by the police.  They just don't get the picture that we are trying to save lives!

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eric roberts's curator insight, October 19, 2013 9:46 AM

Tyresafe go from strength to strenght


I must admit I find it very refreshing to see the good work that Tyresafe.org  is contributing to road safety. I joined Tyresafe because I felt that the normal tyre depot owner had nowhere else to go to help in the quest for safer tyres and safer roads.

In the past I have joined other organisations such as the NTDA (National Tyre Distributers Association) but found myself very disillusioned by everything else that was going on other than road safety. When I was a member and went to a couple of meetings ,I found myself listening to people talking about golf tournaments and organising a day out at Redcar races, but not very much about tyres or tyre safety. It was not long before I resigned and left them to their own devises.

I then learned about Tyresafe.org and was impressed with their commitment to road safety and tyre things in general. So I decided to join and soon became a member. I have been impressed ever since with their drive and enthusiasm towards the tyre industry and to tyre safety, this is the type of organisation that I am pleased to be a part of.

Indeed Tyresafe are the brains behind this October’s tyre safety month and many people are behind this including the Police and Local councils. I have even seen the Motorway road signs telling drivers to have safe tyres, a great step forward in my opinion.

Eric Roberts member of Tyresafe.org

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Fast and Cool: Nokian Tyres Sets New Ice Speed Record in Finland ...

Fast and Cool: Nokian Tyres Sets New Ice Speed Record in Finland ... | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Nokian takes pride in being the world's only tire company specifically focused on the development of winter tires. Its 1700-acre development center in Ivalo, Finland is known as “White Hell” for its punishing winter conditions.
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Nokian did it AGAIN~!!!!

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Fun without the Sun!!!

Fun without the Sun!!! | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
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We may have had some awful weather in the last few weeks.....but for some, it was fun without the sun!!!!  Mar 2012

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Your tips for safer driving in the snow and ice. - ITV News

Your tips for safer driving in the snow and ice. - ITV News | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Your tips for safer driving in the snow and ice.
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"Try snow chains on your wheels. You can also get for shoes when walking in snow + ice" - Helen Fowler. "Put winter tyres on for the season. A great help in the snow, in rain and under 7c.
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Some good advice for driving during winter months...

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Tire rebates

Tire rebates | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it

If you need truly great winter tires, Nokian makes them. The company has a long history with snow and winter tires. Tire rebates HQ has the latest Nokian rebates.


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Nokian targets North America with WR 'all-weather' range - Tyrepress.com

Nokian targets North America with WR 'all-weather' range
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The North American premium touring tyre segment is the stated target for Nokian's newest all-season tyre, the Nokian WR G3.
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Getting to Grips With Winter Driving - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Getting to Grips With Winter Driving - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Getting to Grips With Winter Driving
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Like all premium manufacturers, Bridgestone makes tyres with motorists' safety in mind regardless of the conditions.
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Good advice for motorists.

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Are winter tyres worth the cost? - Warners Motor Group

Are winter tyres worth the cost? - Warners Motor Group | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Are winter tyres worth the cost? We think so! http://t.co/47PG6N4r http://t.co/lERKZJmh
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We think so too!  www.nordiccartyres.com

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Nokian Tyres renews its winter tyre range: The new generation of ...

Nokian Tyres renews its winter tyre range for northern conditions by introducing three new products into the unique Hakkapeliitta winter tyre family. The world's best-known winter tyre is already a legend in all areas which ...
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Biggest launch in the history of Nokian Tyres.  http://www.nokiantyres.com/release?id=31231720 For UK Supply contact: 01576 203020

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Nokian summer tyres offer good grip in the wet - CarBuyer

Nokian summer tyres offer good grip in the wet - CarBuyer | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Nokian summer tyres offer good grip in the wet CarBuyer Nokian's WR D3 winter tyre placed joint fourth in our sister title Auto Express' test last year, but motorists looking to replace their winter rubber in spring should consider the company's...
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Top 10 tips for driving your car in winter conditions

Top 10 tips for driving your car in winter conditions | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Which? Car News: Winter has well and truly set in now, with flooding in some parts of the UK. So what can you do to make sure getting from A to B is as pain free as possible?

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Excellent article written by which? magazine. It's such a shame that too many motorists are still not aware of the benefits and added safety they would have, just by changing to winter/cold weather tyres. http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/11/top-10-tips-for-driving-in-winter-conditions-303791/

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eric roberts's curator insight, January 7, 2013 2:52 PM

Good advice for winter driving

Which car news offers good advice for winter motoring. The main point i would like to make is ,always keep an eye on the weather report. A sudden storm, be it snow or flooding will cause chaos overnight specially in these modern day winters.

Try to avoid flooded roads, as only recently I crossed  a flooded river ford and was nearly swept away by the strength of the current and vowed never to try cross one again the experience was truly scary.

Also beware not to get caught out without winter tyres on your car. I have seen many thousands of stranded cars, stuck on hills and steep inclines with only summer tyres on their cars, this can also be very scary, in my opinion the worse scenario is when your car car starts to slide down hill on ice and snow and the car becomes out of control until you come to a halt against another car or garden wall. Anyhow please look at the 10 tips and take note of what they are saying as you never know when you may get caught out in bad weather in your car ?

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How do winter tyres work? | startrescue.co.uk

How do winter tyres work? | startrescue.co.uk | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Winter tyres – or 'cold weather tyres' as they are technically known – have become increasingly in demand over the last few winters, following icy conditions that brought many a vehicle to a standstill.
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Why wait until the snow is here?  Winter Tyres (Cold Weather Tyres) should be  a consideration as soon as the temperature drops in order to ensure the safest driving conditions.

 

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When To Fit Your Winter Tyres?

When To Fit Your  Winter Tyres? | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Winter tires are very important for drivers who generally drive in icy, slushy and snowy conditions and also for those who drive in areas are prone to very low temperatures and large snow falls yea...

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Great article scooped by Eric again. 

 

But I would like to add that our recommendations for fitment of winter tyres is actually September.

Not only do the Nokian tyres give outstanding performance in snow and slush - they are at their best when driving in temperature of +7degrees or below.  In cold/wet weather the Nokian winter tyres will stop 8 meters shorter than that of a summer tyre.  So this is why we always try to get the message out that September to April are the key months for fitment of these cold weather / winter tyres.  This ensures that the motorists are safer when the temperature suddenly drops.

It doesn't have to be extreme conditions to benefit with winter tyres.

 

Would also like to highlight that Nokian ranked 1st place in the Auto Express Winter Tyre Test this year.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/66645/winter-tyres-test-reviews-and-prices-2013

 

We have been working with Road Safety Partnership in our region and have been out with the Police carrying out Tyre Safety checks with their "Ready for Winter" campaign.  In a couple of weeks time we are linking up with Cumbria Police to do the same accross Cumbria.

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eric roberts's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:40 AM

Winter tyres

This is the time of year in early November that we should be thinking about fitting winter tyres. Winter tyres come in all sizes and makes

these days and you can find a winter tyre to fit most vehicles.

There is doubt and it has been proven many times over that fitting winter tyres just before the onset of winter will help you get from A to B without too many problems. This means that your car will cope with most things that the weather can throw at it, but you will have to be careful in a really bad blizzard. In some conditions even with winter tyres fitted to your car, then you should still drive with care, do not get over confident, you should still drive your car with care in snowy winter conditions even with snow tyres fitted. They are not a licence to be reckless.

Winter tyres come in all sorts of makes, from economy makes to the leading makes such as Michelin or Continental, they all make excellent winter tyre products. The most popular ones that we sell here at Pellon tyres in the foothill of the Pennine mountain range, here in West Yorkshire UK, are the mid-range winter tyres. These come in some well-known tyre manufacturer names such as Yokohama tyres and Avon tyres. These brands are well respected and tried brands of tyres and have been well proven by hundreds of my own customers over the years in bad wintery conditions.

The cheap tyres brands also do well, including Infinity winter tyres and Jinyu winter tyres, all of which are kept in stock, for the winter period. But now in early November is the time to start fitting your winter tyres, the weather can change overnight. We have just experienced our first heavy frost so the snow will not be far behind.

Eric Roberts…

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Brrrrr...'White Hell' - Tire Business

Brrrrr...'White Hell' - Tire Business | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Brrrrr...'White Hell'
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Set in the rolling hills of Lapland, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and within shouting distance of the Russian border, Nokian Tyres' winter tire testing facility is the largest of its kind in the world.
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Fun without the Sun!

Fun without the Sun! | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
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Inside the Igloo!  We love the built in refrigerator!

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Nokian planning third European plant - RubberNews.com

Nokian planning third European plant RubberNews.com Hannu Teininen, Nokian vice president of sales and logistics, said company management has approved funding for a third plant, which will be built "whenever it is needed." It would take about two...
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Nokian Tyres and the E-RA Break the Electric Car Ice Speed Record In Finland

Nokian Tyres and the E-RA Break the Electric Car Ice Speed Record In Finland | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it

Electric cars continue to break records, slowly proving their performance outshines gas engines and even manage to pit intense cold, ice and a speed record together.


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Nokian tyres-Watch this Audi RS6 go 208 mph... on ice

Nokian tyres-Watch this Audi RS6 go 208 mph... on ice | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
As the air resistance increases, we need even more grip to accelerate the car. In addition to grip, handling and stability are also essential, says Matti Morri, Technical Customer Service Manager for Nokian Tyres.

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eric roberts's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:20 PM

Great advert for Nokian tyres

Nokian tyres have always been at the forefront of winter tyre technology and this video proves the point. Take a look and make up your own mind. Thanks  Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk  

Airplane Crash's comment, April 28, 2013 1:52 PM
interesting info

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This is a great achievement for Nokian Eric, breaking their own world record AGAIN! They had already broken the world record last year on Hakka 7's, but cam back again this year - same driver, same car but on the new Hakka 8's!
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Winter tyres could help save £318 million says Green Flag survey

Winter tyres could help save £318 million says Green Flag survey | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Winter tyres could help save £318 million says Green Flag survey (Winter tyres could help save £318 million says Green Flag survey-http://t.co/StQIySrW)...
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This report intimates how much the cost is for employers, but it should also state that the cost is not always a burden on the employer.  Companies do not have to offer pay if an employee can't get into work in the event of bad weather, so more often than not it is the employee that either looses pay or holiday entitlement.  On that note however, I know that if I had not had winter tyres fitted to my vehicle (Nokian WRG2 SUVs) I would have been part of that statistic last week! 

 

The mayhem experience here last Friday was ridiculous.  Cars barely reaching 10miles an hour, sliding all over the road and not able to reach the apex of a small bridge, all causing long delays.  It was infuriating, because I had to sit behind it all!  Once out on the open road, where I have to add, the snow was much deeper,  I could easily sit at 40-45mph with confidence.  I had no problems on corners, breaking and going up hills - just took everything nice and gently!

 

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Nokian Tyres renews its winter tyre range: The new generation of Nokian winter tyres set new standards for winter driving - Automotive World

Nokian Tyres renews its winter tyre range: The new generation of Nokian winter tyres set new standards for winter driving - Automotive World | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Nokian Tyres renews its winter tyre range for northern conditions by introducing three new products into the unique Hakkapeliitta winter tyre family.
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Available in the UK www.nordiccartyres.com

 

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Twitter / StephenLWatson: Winter tyres more than capable. ...

Winter tyres more than capable. http://t.co/r3tS4K7p
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Totally Agree....winter tyres are more than capable for this weather.  It's such a pity that the government is doing more to advise motorists on the safety benefits! www.nordiccartyres.com

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Jaguar XF with 18" Nokian Winter Tyres

Jaguar XF with 18" Nokian Winter Tyres on snowy incline (I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/WJistdJB Jaguar XF with 18" Nokian Winter Tyres)...
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No need to worry about getting stuck this winter.  For UK supply contact www.nordiccartyres.co Tel: 01576 203020

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Nokian Heavy Tyres introduces new wider and efficient Nokian ...

Nokian Heavy Tyres introduces new wider and efficient Nokian ... | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
All the latest news from the company Nokian Heavy Tyres. Nokian Heavy Tyres will introduce the new 35.5L-32 Nokian Forest King TRS LS-2 tyre to complement...
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RAC Motoring News, Advice and Forum | RAC

RAC Motoring News, Advice and Forum | RAC | Tyre Safety | Scoop.it
Motoring News & Driving Advice from RAC. For information on car or road news visit rac.co.uk (RT @RAC_Breakdown: After some of the chilliest wks of the yr, motorists are being advised to upgrade rubber tyres to ones w/ winter grip.
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RAC recommends fittment of winter tyres/ cold weather tyres during winter months. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nordic-Tyres-UK-Ltd/124863100880090?ref=hl

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