For summer tires, wet grip is especially important in terms of safety. It indicates the car's braking abilities on wet roads. A is the best class, while F is the weakest. Classes D and G are not used.
Tires with excellent wet grip have a shorter braking distance, more stable handling, and better driveability.
The difference in stopping distance on a wet surface, from a starting speed of 60 km/h, between two classes (such as B - C) is 4 to 6 metres.
The wet grip rating can be misleading
The wet grip rating for a tire does not necessarily indicate how suitable the tire is for the Nordic conditions. The truck and bus tyres from Nokian Tyres are also intended for winter use. Check the suitability of the tires from Nokian Tyres’ usage region recommendations.
Fuel savings and driving safety are strongly connected to driver behaviour. Please take into account the following:
- Economical driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption
- Choose your tire type according to the intended application. Check the suitability of the tyres from Nokian Tyres’ recommendations.
- Tyre pressure should be checked regularly in order to optimise driving safety and comfort.
- Air pressure that is too low wears the tyre significantly more, affects fuel consumption, and is a clear risk for road safety
- A responsible driver is always aware of the characteristics and condition of his/her tyres. Only a driver who knows the vehicle and tires can adjust the speed and safety distance to match the current weather.