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Tyre dimensions205/55 R16 91V , runflat
Speed indexV (max 240 km/h)
- EU Tyre Label:
Nokian WR A3 RunFlat
- Absolute grip and excellent handling in all winter conditions
- Stable and easy to control even at high speeds
- Rolls lightly, saving the environment and fuel
The Nokian WR A3 is optimised for efficient cars with a special emphasis placed on the tyre's precise and sensitive driving at higher speeds. This environmentally friendly premium product feature nanotechnology, canola oil and the solid winter expertise of Nokian Tyres, which guarantee reliable functionality in the typically varying winter conditions of Central Europe.
Nanobase for optimal stability
The sporty Nokian WR A3 has an asymmetrical inside-outside tread pattern that enables reliable grip without compromising high-speed driving properties. The inner shoulder design enhances the removal of water and slush. The Nanobase structure enabled by nanotechnology improves the tyre's steering properties and control when driving in corners, changing lanes and dodging. The tyre has exemplary control properties in extreme situations on both slippery surfaces and roads offering a firm grip. The tread rubber compound, the Cryogenic Canola Compound, is a novel combination of natural rubber, silica and canola oil that optimises winter grip, wet grip and wear resistance in varying temperatures.
The golfball-like Silent Groove Design for a more pleasant response and higher mileage
The semi-round cavities on the sides of the longitudinal ribs, resembling a golf ball pattern, cool the Nokian WR A3 by minimizing the heat emission and make it more durable and safe even at high speeds. This innovation, called Silent Groove Design, also reduces drag and ensures better mileage thanks to lower fuel consumption. Moreover, it successfully minimises the inside and pass-by noise of the vehicle. The Silent Sidewall Technology increases driving comfort. Distinct zone in the sidewall filters the noise and vibration emitted from the road surface through the tyre tread and relays it to the bead area to reduce the noise heard inside the vehicle.
Winter Safety Indicator for added safety and comfort
Flawless winter driving is possible only if the tyres are in good condition. Nokian WR A3 is equipped with the comfort-adding Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator. Patented by Nokian Tyres, this standard element located on the tyre's tread blocks indicates the depth of the main grooves in millimetres. The snowflake symbol remains visible until the groove depth is four millimetres. The tyre sidewalls have the familiar info area for tyre pressure recommendations. The right tyre pressure makes steering more accurate, reduces tyre damage and lowers fuel costs.
Flat Run Tire Technology
Nokian FRT (Flat Run Technology) is a special construction for car tires, which allows driving on them even without pressure in the event of a flat tire. Some car manufacturers use these kinds of tires on their cars, but generally only to ensure safe driving to the dealership after accidental damage. Nokian FRT tires have stronger construction than normal tires. The sidewalls have a special component to provide extra stiffness to the sidewalls when driving without pressure. Nokian FRT tires have an exceptionally strong structure. At normal pressure, FRT tires operate like normal tires.
Driving on Nokian Flat Run tires
With Nokian’s FRT tires, you can drive approximately 30 miles (50 kilometres) with a flat, if the car is fully loaded. If the car is only carrying the driver, the transition drive can be up to 90 miles (150 kilometres). Nokian Tyres recommends a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). Under very slippery conditions, the speed should be kept at approximately 30 mph (50 km/h). For safety reasons, run flat tires can only be mounted on cars equipped with air pressure monitoring that is integrated into the IT system (or some other system that warns of changes in tire pressure changes) and a driving stability management system (ESP).
Repairing Flat Run tires manufactured by Nokian Tyres
Tires with this structure can be repaired in the tread area (such as in the case of nail punctures etc.) using adequate tubeless repair, if you are absolutely sure that the tire has not been driven when clearly below the recommended pressure or when flat. You need to inspect the tire closely from the inside and out to observe any traces of driving below the recommended pressure. Driving for even a short distance when the tire is flat may cause a rupture between the sidewall component and frame that cannot be visually observed. With regard to the safety aspects, we do not recommend that suspect tires be repaired at all; it is better to replace them. This repair procedure covers tires up to speed category H. We do not recommend that tires in the higher speed categories (V / W / Y) be repaired at all.
Run flat/Flat Run property
You can drive about 50 kilometres on an empty tyre if the car is fully loaded. If the car is only carrying the driver, the transition drive can be up to 150 kilometres. Nokian Tyres recommends a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour. In very slippery conditions the speed should be kept down to about 50 km/h. For safety reasons, run flat tyres can only be mounted on cars with air pressure monitoring that is integrated into the IT system or some other system that warns of tyre pressure changes, and a driving stability management system (ESP).
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
Choose from our large online selection or ask us for advice. Our experts are happy to help you choose the appropriate tyres from our extensive range of products.
The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.