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Scanner ramps provide digital tyre depth readings

Drivers in Europe can now use a new service to digitally check tyre pressures on scanner ramps at car parks.

The free-of-charge SnapSkan services uses a driver-over ramp to provide a digital tyre depth reading

The free-of-charge SnapSkan services uses a driver-over ramp to provide a digital tyre depth reading

Developed by Nokian Tyres in cooperation with the tyre retail and car service chain Vianor, the free-of-charge SnapSkan service is now available in five places in the Nordics.

The drive-over scanner ramps measure the tread depth of the car’s tyres and send the results directly to the driver’s smart device – drivers just need to opt in by text or online, either before or after the scanning to get the digital report.

The report includes the measurements of tyre treads and a code that offers a discount on new tyres in selected stores.

SnapSkan can measure the tyres on any passenger car and it works with all tyre brands.

The service was first trialled at a multi-storey parking garage in Helsinki and the first customer service point opened in June 2017 in a parking garage in Turku, Finland. Four new SnapSkan service points are opening this week in parking garages in various locations across Finland and will be followed by a new service point in Oslo, Norway. No plans have been announced yet for a UK launch though.

“Caring and safety are at the core of everything we do. SnapSkan is a unique consumer service and it sets us apart from other tyre manufacturers. SnapSkan allows us to communicate to the drivers not only the condition of their tyres, but also what effects their condition has on road safety in general,” said Hille Korhonen, president & CEO for Nokian Tyres.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.