Snow on road

Robert Kinda

My Story

Two winters ago I resided in northern Vermont and saw how every Vermonter ran Nokians of some kind.

If anyone should know an excellent winter tire it would be them. Nokian was nice enough to let me try for

myself this season and I can't wait.  I usually run Bridgestone Blizzaks but this year expect great things from

Nokian.

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On the road again.

Looking forward to a nice, relaxing 250 mile ride to Baltimore. It doesnt matter where I may roam to I know I will get there and back thanks to my WRG3's. They are so very quiet on these long hig…

Feeling safe.

Driving an automobile is a somewhat dangerous thing to do. Thats why I truly appreciate my WRG3's in regards to my safety on the roads. Whether it is snowing, icing, dry or pouring rain I know myse…

Beginning of the end.

1 week left to winter 2015/2016. What a dud and dissappointment to the snowlovers like myself. One nice thing there will be no switching out of dedicated snow tires and rims since my WRG3's are sta…

Pulling them back.

OK, my seasonal job with the long commute has ended. 7,500 miles in 4 months but my WRG3's show no wear yet.  This is the last month of blogging and I really believe these tires are a great choice…

Goodbye February.

As Feb comes to a close I am really coming to grips that the snow has packed it up until next seson. Not happy about it but I accept these things. Spring can bring some wild weather to further test…

Strange Days.

Crazy winter so far if you can call it that. 1 degree Sunday then 55 degrees Tuesday. That is exactly why I love my WRG3's. They are ready for any kind of weather. Gone are the days of swapping out…

Cold, cold, and more cold.

Saturday and Sunday will be yet another test of the WRG3 tires. It will be in the teens these days. I am curious to see how pliable these tires will stay. There is no hope of snow unfortunately in…

Moving along.

We had a small winter storm of about 3 inches of nice fluffy snow. It did make the commute a little difficult to say the least. The WRG3's held the road great and at this point I feel like I have h…

Adding the miles.

Just hit the 7500 mile mark with the WRG3's. There is no visible wear to the naked eye. Might have to put a tread depth tool on them to see if there is any wear down. Today is warm so no snow in th…

Finally.

This is going to be great. Snowstorm on the way this Saturday for the northeast. Not sure of the amounts yet but safe to say at least 6 inches. The WRG3's are ready for action. I will be out driving…

Scary.

People don't really think about their tires until they are completey worn out or put in a dangerous situation like I was this morning on the Route 287 S commute at 5am. I was cruising on my new WRG…

We're getting there.

Its been so long I forget what snow looks like. I know I sound like a broken record but this winter has sure been mild. Its going to be 60 degrees tomorrow. My WRG3's have probably 6000 miles and t…

This is getting old.

Boy, just checked the extended and we will have 40 degree days at least until the end of January. Not the kind of weather to be a Hakkapeiilitta test driver for snow tires. All I have for you is re…

Non White Christmas Unfortunatly

Merry Christmas everyone. 52 degrees right now in North Jersey with a high of 66 degrees. We like everyone else has plenty of rain but there is good news on the horizon. The forecast for Tuesday is…

Real bummer.

Ok, now I am starting to get upset about the weather. I am talking about the mild temperatures in the northeast corner of the United States. I am probably the only one who wishes the temperature st…

Itching To Break Loose

The drive to work is a dream. 42 miles at 70mph on cruise control the whole way. Coming home, now thats a different story. I travel on a NJ highway called Route 287 and the same trip home takes 1/1…

Back to it.

Last week I blogged about a lack of miles. Boy, things do change fast in my life. I now have a 85 mile daily commute to my new job. It's all highway, mostly Route 287 S and Route 78 West. I wouldn't be…

Lack of miles this week

Unfortunately this week will not have me putting many miles on my tires. On the plus side there will be minimum wear as I put about 300 miles on a week but also I wont have much fun. I do like driving…

Confident for a reason.

We had the hurricane inspired rains come through NJ all day Wednesday. My kind of day but untill recently I really was not sure of my all-seasons and any trips I would like to have made on one of these…

Upstate trip.

Took another road trip on my WRG3's. This time to upstate NY near Monticello. 170 miles roundtrip to help a cousin cut and split/stack firewood. His driveway to the house was very steep and long and…

Mounted and Balanced

I had the dealer mount and balance my WRG3's this week plus an alignment. I had to educate the service techs and advisors on Nokian because they never heard of them but they saw the quality of the tire…

Goodbye.

Glad to see you go Yokahama's. My stock tires on my Subaru Forester are going bye-bye Tuesday. Sick of them, close to worn out (3mm or so) and definately overpriced. I had to replace one to the tune of…

First Impression

The anticipation was finally over last Friday as I walked out my front door, "Awesome, they're here !" I thought as the Fed Ex man sped away I had seen he had made my weekend by delivering my Nokian…