Post Tagged with: "Canada"

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Quebec revising winter tire rules; incentive based approach suggested for elsewhere

MONTREAL – Quebec will reportedly bring forward the mandatory date by which winter tires must be put on all vehicles in the province and also increase fines for those who don’t follow the rules. It remains the only Canadian jurisdiction that requires drivers to have winter tires by law – […]

December 6, 2017 ×

Industry Statistics, News, Product News

What you should know about driving on winter tires

Once you slip winter tires on to your car, you’ll have to get used to sliding less on the road. But that doesn’t mean you’re invincible. “You could drive the exact same and you would be surprised at the stopping distance you have,” said Angelo DiCicco, general manager with Young […]

December 4, 2017 ×

Automotive, News

Extending the Lifespan of Tires During Winter

Extending the Lifespan of Tires During Winter

Winter is a dangerous season to be on the road in Canada. Global News stated that dozens of Canadians lose their lives on roads each week. Your car’s condition, particularly its wheels, is a major safety factor on the road during winter—or any other time of the year for that […]

November 29, 2017 ×

Automotive, Industry Statistics, News

More drivers using winter tires in BC than Alberta, Ontario and some other provinces

More drivers using winter tires in BC than Alberta, Ontario and some other provinces

Summary A survey has found 60 per cent of drivers in BC are using winter tires, which is more than in a few other provinces More British Columbians are using winter tires than drivers in Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, according to the 2017 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study . […]

November 22, 2017 ×

Automotive, Industry Statistics, News

Winter tires now the fastest growing tire category in Canada

Winter tires now the fastest growing tire category in Canada

Winter tire use is gradually rising, but driver education about safety benefits remains essential to wintertime accident prevention. Four-in-ten drivers outside Quebec still do not own winter tires. Cambridge, November 14, 2017 – Winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of four per cent over the […]

November 14, 2017 ×

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Time for that annual debate: winter tires or all-seasons?

Time for that annual debate: winter tires or all-seasons?

This is Canada. We pride ourselves on being able to survive the most miserable winters anywhere. We giggle (to ourselves, politely) at tourists wearing down jackets before the Christmas decorations are in stores. Some of us still think winter tires are for snowflakes, so the annual debate has begun in […]

November 9, 2017 ×

News, Tire Stewardship

Recycled tires are finding a new home in Ontario communities

Recycled tires are finding a new home in Ontario communities

Whether you live in a large city or a small town, working to improve and build your community is always rewarding. That’s why OTS has invested over $1 million in Community Renewal Fund (CRF) grants to help over 60 communities go green using recycled rubber tire products in new and […]

October 23, 2017 ×

Automotive, News

New Vehicle Sales: Better Than Expected

New Vehicle Sales: Better Than Expected

Both in Canada, and abroad, new vehicle sales are on target for yet another record year. It’s good news again, this time with global auto sales on target to set an eighth consecutive annual record. Not only that, but we’re also seeing that sales have actually started to accelerate as […]

October 18, 2017 ×

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Best 2017-2018 winter tires for passenger cars | Car News

Best 2017-2018 winter tires for passenger cars | Car News

Every year, when fall comes and the temperatures plummet, Canadians trade their bathing suit for their hat and gloves. Just like yourself, your vehicle needs to be prepared to face the cold temperatures… and eventually snow! That is why it is crucial that you choose safe and reliable winter tires. […]

October 17, 2017 ×

Automotive, News

Winter 2016 data shows a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factor

Winter 2016 data shows a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factor

October 2, 2017 / Richmond, B.C. — Last winter’s extreme conditions contributed to a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes in B.C. between October and December, where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factor. This is a 10 per cent increase from 2015, when 570 casualty crashes […]

October 10, 2017 ×