Tire Care

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Driving Tips, Tire Care, Tire Care & Shopping

TRAC Winter Tire List 2019

TRAC Winter Tire List 2019

Only 35 per cent of Canadian drivers used winter tires in 1998. That figure has more than doubled, and growing to 75 per cent in 2019. Excluding Quebec, where the winter tires are mandatory, 70 per cent of the Canadian drivers will use winter tires in the 2019/2020 winter season. The […]

November 11, 2019 ×

Automotive, Driving Tips, Environment, Environment & Sustainability, Tire Care, Tire Care & Shopping, Tire Shopping

Save at the pump, measure tire inflation monthly

Save at the pump, measure tire inflation monthly

Cambridge, May 13, 2019 – Surging gas prices have made fuel efficiency a higher priority for Canadian drivers, according to a new national survey conducted by Leger in mid-April for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). Nine-in-ten drivers surveyed (92 per cent) say fuel economy is now a […]

May 13, 2019 ×

Driving Tips, Tire Care, Tire Care & Shopping, Tire Shopping

Don’t let winter hold you back!

Don’t let winter hold you back!

Hitting the Roads this Winter? > Download Winter Driving Tips (PDF) Braving winter roads is a Canadian tradition, so to help warm your winter driving mood, we’ve put these safety-enhancing, money-saving tips and resources together just for you! TIP #1 – Get a Grip The thermometer only needs to hit […]

December 14, 2017 ×

Driving Tips, Tire Care, Tire Shopping

Gear Up for Winter Driving

Gear Up for Winter Driving

Be Tire Smart Canada stood track-side with Raptors in-game and digital host, Kat Stefankiewicz, as she got the low-down on essential gear for the winter driving season. Avoid Winter Driving Headaches with the Right Tech From your choice of tires to what you put under the hood and in the […]

January 7, 2017 ×

Driving Tips, Tire Care, Tire Shopping

A Pro’s Guide to Winter Driving

A Pro’s Guide to Winter Driving

We got behind the wheel with Raptors in-game and digital host, Kat Stefankiewicz, to get up to speed on winter driving habits and techniques that can keep you safer this winter. Kevin’s Winter Driving Game Plan On top of protecting yourself and your loved ones, avoiding collisions keeps your hard-earned […]

January 6, 2017 ×

Driving Tips, Tire Care, Tire Shopping

Step Up Your Winter Driving Game

Step Up Your Winter Driving Game

Be Tire Smart Canada teamed up with Raptors in-game and digital host, Kat Stefankiewicz, to uncover important lessons about winter driving. Catch highlights from our day at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as we get expert coaching on winter driving must-do’s and must-have gear. What Makes Winter Tires a Smart […]

January 6, 2017 ×

Tire Care

Nitrogen Inflation 101

Nitrogen Inflation 101

When taking your vehicle for a regular inspection with a certified technician or tire specialist, you may notice some retailers promoting inflating tires with nitrogen. How will nitrogen impact your driving experience? If you’re considering filling your tires with nitrogen vs. air, here’s what you need to know… Nitrogen gas […]

March 23, 2016 ×

Tire Care

How to Ensure Your Tire Inflation is Just Right

How to Ensure Your Tire Inflation is Just Right

Your vehicle’s tires support 95% of its weight at all times and impacts almost every aspect of handling and performance. That’s why maintaining and monitoring your tires’ inflation is so critical to getting the most out of your vehicle and keeping you safe. Safety First – Under or over-inflated tires […]

March 22, 2016 ×

Tire Care, Tire Shopping

Making Sense of Winter Tires

Making Sense of Winter Tires

Canada is one of the largest countries on the planet, with hundreds of thousands of kilometers of paved roads, and even more unpaved roads. From coast to coast to coast, there are nearly as many different local climates as there are cars on the road. Knowing the seasonal road conditions […]

March 22, 2016 ×

Tire Care

The Acronym that Simplifies Tire Care

The Acronym that Simplifies Tire Care

How can you make your tires last longer, perform better and save you money on fuel? Simple. Be sure to regularly inspect and care for them. These tips can help you do your P.A.R.T. (see what we did there?) to take better care of your tires. Tire Maintenance Essentials When it comes to […]

March 22, 2016 ×