From all the hard conditions the car driver can get, slush planing is probably one of the most dangerous driving situations. More than 95 percent of drivers would like to get tyres that provide safer driving experience on slush – for the ice, the percentage was 81, just to compare.
Slush planing is held dangerous because on that, the winter tyre (in Swedish: vinterdäck) loses contact with the road and there is no way to steer the car anymore. On slush the risk of fatal accidents is 4.9 times higher than on dry roads, as a study of Tampere University of Technology proves.
There are winter tyres optimized for slush, for example Nokian WR G2. For more than 15 years the tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has carried out slush planing tests. They own a special testing center for slush planing, where thousands of test with different tyres are carried out every year.
But it is not only the manufacturer that runs the test: car organizations and car magazine run and publish independent tyres test every year. In these tests the Nokian WR G2 was for example mentioned be recommendable, good on snow and quite good on ice, too. These were the ratings from ADAC, the German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest and leading German car magazines.
The low rolling resistance of the tyre (in Swedish: däck) was also praised. This feature significantly saves fuel; according to the manufacturer, the car driver can reduce his fuel consumption by half a litre of fuel per 100 kilometers with this tyre. This is 300 euros less over a normal driving distance of 40,000 kilometers.
Additionally, Nokian WR G2 is produced without ecologically harmful high-aromatic oils. Nokian Tyres was the world’s first tyre manufacturer to start using only purified, low aromatic oils in its products. Being ecological does not mean that one should be less safe or expensive to drive!
For more information in Swedish, please visit: http://www.nokiantyres.se