Green driving should also include the tyres

Nokian_Nordman_7_with_studded_and_non_studdedThere is a lot of pressure on reducing the environmental impact of driving. Green driving is the concept of reducing the impact of your driving. When you drive it is always better to have a new car versus an older, as the new cars are more fuel-efficient.

The best option is to have an electric car or a hybrid, as you can minimize the use of gasoline and reduce the emission of CO2 emissions.

An important part of the car’s environmental impact is the tires. Tires can impact the fuel consumption of the vehicle with its rolling resistance. High rolling resistance often seen in low quality cheaper tires increases the tire wear and the fuel consumption. Increased fuel consumption results in higher CO2 emissions. In a similar way the tire pressure will have an impact on the rolling resistance of the vehicle. So it is important to check the tire pressure on a regular basis.

Manufacturing of tires should be done with purified low-aromatic oils and no toxic and carcinogenic chemicals in the production process, to ensure that they have limited environmental impact.

When selecting tires for a electric or hybrid car, make sure that they are compatible for use with these vehicles, as they tend to have higher wear due to them being heavier and providing higher torque.

If you want a safe tire that you can use for all year round driving the Nokian WR G4 is an all-weather tyre that can be used for electric and hybrid cars. It provides predictable grip for all different weather, so regardless if you have snowstorms or heavy rain, you will have a great tire. If you instead decide to go for a winter tyre, then the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is a great non-studded tire that also works well with electrical and hybrid cars. They have low rolling resistance so that you will have low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions.

Tires wear out over time and when it is time to recycle them, make sure that they are given back to the tire shop so that they can properly recycle them.

So make sure that you fit your vehicle with a green choice of tires to ensure that your driving will be green. With proper tires you will get better performance out of your vehicle so that you can better enjoy your drive.

For more information regarding green tires, visit: www.nokiantires.com