At Niemi Bil, we help you find the right tire for your car and the current driving season. We also perform tire changes in our car workshop. Contact us for appointments, current prices and other questions.
We work with the industry's best tire manufacturers and offer a wide range of winter, summer and all-round tires. This together with our long experience means that we can quickly find the right tire for you and your car's needs.
For our Nordic climate, we always recommend seasonal tires.
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Each new season requires a pair of durable and quality-assured tires. In the spring we change from winter to summer tires. In the autumn we go back to the winter tires.
In Sweden, all cars must have been equipped with winter tires by 1 December each year. The requirement for winter tires extends until the end of March. This can vary from year to year and is regulated by the Winter Tire Act.
Winter tires include studded tires and studless friction tires. To be approved, your winter tires must have a tread depth of at least 3 millimeters. You can drive with studded tires from 1 October to 15 April. These dates may vary depending on winter road conditions. Friction tires can be used during the same period and also work the rest of the year. Keep in mind, however, that these wear out much faster during the summer and have poorer road properties in the heat. We recommend that you always change to summer tires even if you have friction tires.
Which tires are right for you may depend on the climate in which you live and how you can plan your driving. There are two types of winter tires, studded tires and friction tires. Both variants have their advantages. Friction tires have lower rolling resistance, lower noise levels and wear less on our roads, which is good both economically and environmentally. The studded tires have their great advantage in creating good traction on icy roads. Ask us and we will help you with your tire choice.
For you who live in a colder climate, we always recommend Nordic tires. The tracking on Nordic tires is zigzagged and is adapted to a colder climate with packed snow and minus degrees. Nordic tires are superior to Central European in terms of driving on ice, snow and slippery surfaces.
As the owner of a car, you must have changed to summer tires no later than April 15 each year. Your tires must have a tread depth of at least 1.6 millimeters. Keep in mind that a smaller tread depth increases the risk of aquaplaning.
In northern Sweden, the cold nights and a longer winter road law have meant that we usually have winter tires longer than 15 April. This is regulated by the Swedish Transport Agency.