Nokian TMS shows 13% of Finnish motorists drive on tires with dangerously low tread depth

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This summer drivers in Finland have been using SnapSkin, a digital tire monitoring service (TMS) from Nokian Tyres, to measure their car tires. Worryingly, results have shown that up to 13% of the vehicles examined are equipped with poor summer tires. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tires is invaluable for safety.

SnapSkin helps drivers learn about their tires’ condition and its impact on their safety: it measures the tread depth of the tires using a drive-over scanner located at the entry or exit of a public parking garage. The service then sends the information directly to the driver’s smart device, free-of-charge.

A total of nearly 200,000 cars were scanned in the period from June to August. Up to 13% of these had a dangerously low tire tread depth.

SnapSkan’s results also show that many drive on winter tires even in summer – of the cars measured in the three months, about 4% had winter tires.

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