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Industry Statistics, News

Cold Hard Facts: Study Shows Winter Tires Reduce Collision Rates!

Manitoba Public Insurance analyzed collision claims over a 6-year period (insurance years 2011-12 to 2017-18). The claim frequency was measured by comparing claim frequency before and after a winter tire purchase for 111,872 vehicles. Of those vehicles, there were 13,925 winter-month claims occurring before winter tires were installed and 9,802 winter-month […]

November 12, 2020 ×

Automotive, News

Tires and wheels can have a huge affect on electric car range

When driving an electric car, it’s important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as […]

July 7, 2020 ×

Automotive, Industry Statistics, News

Travel on U.S. roads fell by 40% in April amid stay-at-home orders – Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – Travel on U.S. roads fell by 39.8% in April as coronavirus stay-at-home orders prompted tens of millions of Americans to work from home and others to avoid travel as destinations temporarily closed. The U.S. Transportation Department said U.S. motorists drove 112 billion fewer miles compared […]

June 11, 2020 ×


Canada’s National Road Safety Week Takes Place the Week of May 12-18

While commuter traffic as a whole is reduced worldwide as a result of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, roadways in Canada continue to be an important part of day-to-day life for a wide variety of people including essential workers getting to and from work, delivery services and emergency responders and vulnerable road […]

May 14, 2020 ×

Automotive, News

COVID-19 restrictions delay studded tire removal deadlines

COVID-19 restrictions delay studded tire removal deadlines

AKRON—Officials in Alaska, Oregon, Quebec and Washington state have extended their respective deadlines for removing studded tires because of COVID-19 pandemic-related business hour limitations. The extensions for getting studded tires removed are: • In Alaska, May 11 instead of April 1 or May 1, depending on latitude; • In Oregon, […]

April 23, 2020 ×

Automotive, News

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

It’s that time! With the arrival of a new year comes a new wave of resolutions. While resolutions about your health, personal life, or finances are always important, don’t forget about the piece of machinery that’s responsible for getting you where you need to go. Here are 8 resolutions car […]

January 9, 2020 ×


Motormouth: Don’t worry about tires that have sat in a warehouse

The local car dealer was advertising “buy three get one free” tires. While researching the information on the tires, one listed brand and model had a recall notice posted on their website and another said the model has been discontinued over a year ago. The dealer told me that they […]

November 21, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

Your Corner Wrench: Should you repair or replace a leaky tire?

Nothing deflates a driver’s spirits quite like coming out to their ride for the morning commute, only to find a flat (or extremely low) tire. They know their plans are immediately blown out, they’ll likely be late for work or miss several appointments, and will be out some coin before […]

October 29, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

Winter tires mandatory on most B.C. highways starting Tuesday

British Columbians travelling most of the province’s highways will need to have winter tires equipped, starting Tuesday. Motorists driving on those highways without the correct tires risk a possible fine of $109 and could be turned back from their destination. Approved winter tires in B.C. either have the M+S (mud […]

October 9, 2019 ×


Lorraine Complains: I’m a good distracted driver — it’s you who has a problem

There are probably none so delusional than those assessing their own driving ability. How is it that, when asked, people, almost to a one, will tell you they are an excellent driver? Yet everyone will also report that nearly everyone around them on the road is a terrible one? Read […]

September 30, 2019 ×