Foreign Car Repair Services > Tires
We sell and repair tires.
We feature the NOKIAN brand and have many others available.
We highly recommend the Nokian WR all season tire.
The only "all season" that lives up to the description ALL SEASON, meeting the SEVERE SERVICE specification.
ABOUT THE NOKIAN WR
For many years, I have been strongly recommending that
people use special tires in the winter. A long time ago we
referred to them as snow tires. The term winter tires now
refers to any tire designed specifically for the very cold climates.
And, the term snow tires now refers to a type of winter tire
optimized for deep snow but not necessarily very good for dry pavement
in the winter. Studs are sometimes installed in winter tires or snow tires if the tire designed to accommodate them.
Many people believe that all season tires
are appropriate for the winter. Unfortunately the term "all season" is
a marketing gimmick and has very little to do with the
suitability of a tire to be used in cold weather. Most all season
tires sold in this country provide no help in winter driving, and if
they provide any help in the winter, it is likely to be both marginal
and at the expense of longevity.
Following my former advice, and having a set of winter tires is a great
solution, if you have the storage space for a second set of
tires and wheels, the money to buy them, and the time to go in and get
them changed every spring and fall. For most people it is too
When Finland passed a law that you had to have a winter approved tire
to use your car in the wintertime, all the motoring Finns found
themselves in the situation of needing two sets of tires. And just like
us, many of them found it to be a huge bother.
Nokian Tires, being based in Finland, saw an opportunity. Why not
make an all season tire that really IS for all seasons. They put
together the rubber technology and manufacturing technology to come up
with the only all season tire that passes the Finnish government's
winter standard, called "severe service". Not only that, but they got the tires to last so
long they could put a 50.000 mile tread wear warranty on them
Now we recommend the WR year round, for most all of our customers.
We continue to have winter tires available for those of you who must have the very best traction.
LINKS TO TIRE INFORMATION:
Nokian WR Tire information