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Survey says Canadians know tire needs, don't practice them

Tire and Rubber Association survey says just 30% check pressures monthly

Survey of 801 Canadian motorists showed 96% of respondents believe proper tire inflation is crucial to vehicle fuel efficiency, safety and car handling. Read More

Car Tires Car Care May 16, 2018, 2:30 AM

Pirelli adds some sting to off-road truck tires

Scorpion All-Terrain Plus made specifically for North American light trucks Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Apr 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T-A K02 – Part 2

A real-world evaluation of BFG All-Terrain T-A K02 tires on an old Jeep Wrangler Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Mar 26, 2018, 8:10 PM

The time for winter tires is NOW!

The drop in temperature, not just snowfall, is the signal to get ready for winter Read More

Safe Driving Tips Car Tires Car Care Nov 1, 2017, 7:20 AM

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Pirelli classic tire line brings the past up to date

Pirelli Collezione is available for models dating back to the 1950s Read More

Car Tires Sep 21, 2017, 10:20 PM

TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T-A K02 – Part 1

A real-world evaluation of BFG All-Terrain T-A K02 tires on an old Jeep Wrangler

The first of three installments to see if BFGoodrich’s All Terrain T-A K02 tires live up to their hype in on-road/off-road and all-weather conditions. By Allie Marsh Read More

Car Tires Aug 20, 2017, 3:35 PM

Driving Tips: Pickup trucks and winter

Proper tires and weight distribution are keys to maximizing control in winter

There are two key factors that help ensure your pickup has the greatest amount of grip or traction possible – tires and weight. Read More


Worn winter tires can be safer than new all-seasons!

Winter tires, even when worn, perform better in winter than new all-season tires

A premium winter tire that’s even 75% worn out can brake and corner better than a brand-new all-season tire in snow and on ice. Read More

Car Safety Car Tires Car Care Nov 8, 2016, 6:20 AM

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Michelin tops tire satisfaction survey

Pirelli took the top spot for performance tires in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Michelin ranked highest in three of four categories in Luxury, Passenger Car and Truck/Utility segments while Pirelli took performance tire honours. Read More

Car Tires Auto Awards Car Care Apr 12, 2016, 10:00 AM

Young consumers not brand loyal when it comes to tires

Gens X and Y more likely to consider smaller non-traditional tire brands

Younger consumers are more receptive to less established tire brands and more willing to switch brands than those from earlier generations. Read More

Car Tires Car Care Apr 12, 2016, 7:10 AM

Yokohama offers ‘all-weather’ truck tire

New Geolandar tire engineered to improve traction on any surface at any temperature

Unlike all-season tires, which are not suitable for cold conditions, all-weather tires are developed, tested and certified for winter. Read More

Car Tires Car Care Apr 5, 2016, 3:20 PM

Mopar takes the hassle out of winter tire changeover

Winter wheel assemblies from Mopar include winter tires, steel rims and TPMS

Mopar, the aftermarket parts and service division of FCA Canada (formerly Chrysler), has come up with a program to simplify winter tire installation. Read More

Car Tires Weather Driving Car Care Dec 7, 2015, 7:30 AM

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Winter tires tested – conclusively!

Tests dramatically confirm the advantages of winter tires in Canadian conditions

National tire retailer Kal Tire commissioned a series of independent tests to rate and review new passenger vehicle tires in winter conditions. Read More

Car Tires Car Safety Weather Driving Oct 30, 2015, 4:15 AM

TESTED: Michelin's latest light truck and SUV tire

Evolution of Michelin’s Defender LTX M/S tire makes it stronger and more durable

New Michelin Defender LTX proves off-road capable even though this popular light truck tire line is primarily intended for street and highway driving. Read More

Automotive Reviews Car Tires Off Roading Aug 31, 2015, 12:00 PM

All-Season performance tires aren't an oxymoron

BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S sets new standard for all-season performance tires

In tests against several key competitors, the new BFG g-Force COMP-2 A/S line delivers superior acceleration, braking and control. Read More


BEHIND THE SCENES: How a tire is made

Tires aren't just made, they're built, one piece at a time from multiple components

There are more than 450 factories around the world producing one-billion tires each year in a complicated process that leaves no room for error. Read More

Car Tires Auto Technology Car Safety Apr 22, 2015, 1:55 AM

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Not all Canadian drivers are sold on winter tires

Canadians say safety is the number one reason they choose to install winter tires

But a Tire and Rubber Association of Canada survey reveals that almost half of drivers outside Quebec, where they are mandatory, don't use winter tires. Read More


What's the story on 'all-weather' tires?

All-weather tires are, in effect, winter tires that can be used all year long

For many Canadians, especially those with storage or cost issues, all-weather tires may be the answer to their year-round tire needs. Read More


New Toyo winter tire designed for studs

Observe G3-ICE accommodates up to 50 studs per square metre

The Toyo Observe G3-ICE is a new design that incorporates Toyo’s signature walnut-shell technology and meets the latest standards for stud fitment. Read More

Car Tires Weather Driving Oct 3, 2014, 3:00 AM

Yokohama introduces new iceGUARD winter tire

Now that fall has arrived it's time to start thinking about winter tires

Yokohama’s latest winter tire features a new compound developed to deal with a wide array of winter conditions, from slush to snow to ice. Read More

Car Tires Car Care Weather Driving Sep 25, 2014, 4:45 AM

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Bridgestone promises run-flats for the non-believers

Promises quiet, comfortable ride and confident handling

Armed with a study that says many consumers would rather scrub a toilet than change a flat, Bridgestone addresses shortcomings of run-flat tires. Read More

Car Tires Apr 21, 2014, 4:00 PM

Debunking winter tire myths

Winter tires are about more than just getting going in the snow

If you're procrastinating, advice from a couple of tire experts may help to debunk some of the myths you're relying on to avoid buying winter tires. Read More

Car Tires Car Safety Weather Driving Nov 27, 2013, 6:00 PM

Canadian Tire's temperature-sensitive tire concept

Tire is designed to change colour at 7°C when it's time to switch to winter tires

Creating a visual aid to help promote driving safety in winter, which isn’t just about snow, was the impetus behind the creation of the concept tire. Read More


It's time for winter tires

The end of Daylight Saving Time is the signal to get ready for winter

A modern winter tire is compounded to remain flexible over a broad range of temperatures, well into the minus double-digit range. Read More


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New Yokohama winter tire designed for the Canadian market

All-new iceGUARD iG52c combines traction, longevity and low-rolling-resistance

Yokohama's new tire is said to employ a breakthrough in compound and tread design to effectively maintain control in all winter road conditions. Read More

Car Tires Car Safety Weather Driving Oct 5, 2013, 1:00 AM

New tires from Toyo

Two new entries address high-performance and light truck/SUV markets

Toyo's latest entries include its best ultra-high performance, all-season tire ever and a tougher all-terrain tire for light truck and SUV owners. Read More

Car Tires Apr 8, 2013, 3:00 PM

Do your homework before shopping for tires

Determining your needs and “knowing the numbers” makes process less daunting

Your tires make the only connection your vehicle has with the road, so don’t gamble on what could be a life-or-death decision when making your choice. Read More

Car Tires Safe Driving Tips Mar 18, 2013, 9:00 PM

Are your tires hurting your fuel economy?

Tire rolling resistance has a big impact on fuel consumption

You can reduce fuel consumption and save money by keeping your tires properly inflated as well as by switching to low-rolling resistance tires. Read More


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Canadian Audi dealers to offer Yokohama tires

Yokohama tires will be available through all 41 of Canada’s Audi retailers

A new agreement between Audi Canada and Yokohama Tire (Canada) enables Audi's Canadian dealers to sell the complete line of Yokohama tires. Read More

Car Tires Nov 24, 2012, 12:00 PM

It's time to install your winter tires

Even if the snow hasn't started to fall, the temperatures have and that's important

Research conducted since winter tire use was mandated in Quebec proves conclusively that using winter tires saves lives and reduces serious injuries. Read More


Yokohama now at Subaru in Canada

Yokohama tires will be available through Canada’s 88 Subaru dealers

Just in time for that winter tire swap comes word that Subaru owners can now shop for the full line of Yokohama tires at their local Subaru store. Read More

Car Tires Oct 3, 2012, 4:00 PM

New Pirelli winter tire for SUVs and crossovers

Pirelli Scorpion Winter tire will be introduced in North America this fall

Pirelli says its new Scorpion Winter tire offers a 10% reduction in braking distances, 9% better traction and 4% lower rolling resistance. Read More

Car Tires Weather Driving Aug 22, 2012, 3:00 AM

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Safety tips for your summer road trip

Make sure your vehicle is prepared before you take to the road this summer

Performing a pre-trip vehicle inspection, or having it done by a professional, can help avoid a breakdown far from home and let you enjoy your summer. Read More


Nissan to offer "Easy-Fill Tire Alert" on all new models

Technology takes the guesswork out of regulating tire pressures

The "Easy-Fill Tire Alert" system expands on the tire pressure warning system to aid drivers in filling tires to the proper air pressure. Read More


Kumho tires for Dodge Dart

Some SE, SXT and Rallye models will wear Kumho Solus KH25 tires

"The Solus KH25 has a strong track record with many other vehicles on the market, so the Dodge Dart is in great company." Read More

Car Tires Auto Industry New Cars Jun 7, 2012, 3:00 PM

Pumping up your tires can save money at the pumps

One-third of Canada's 20 million automobiles have at least one under-inflated tire

Driving on under-inflated tires can cost an extra $100 a year in fuel relative to tires that are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended level. Read More

Car Tires Green Cars Car Care May 25, 2012, 2:00 PM

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Yokohama talks tire price increases, labeling

Price increases, raw material shortages and supply problems all challenges for tire industry

Yokohama sees raw material costs, exchange rates, fuel-eficiiency labeling as challenges for tire industry – run-flat tires a growth opportunity. Read More

Car Tires Feb 27, 2012, 5:00 PM

Pirelli tires play a big role in Formula One

For the second consecutive year, Pirelli will be the sole tire supplier for F1

Formula One teams accumulated a total of 307,657 km on Pirelli tires during testing, qualifying and races last year. Read More

Car Tires Motor Sports Car Nuts Feb 13, 2012, 5:00 PM