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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 ×

Industry Statistics, News

Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy

Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy

A recent report by the International Energy Agency shows that Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven. They are also the largest and the second heaviest in the world. In short: Canadian vehicles are big, heavy and guzzle a lot of gasoline. For a country that is championing […]

May 10, 2019 ×

News

4 tire mistakes that can burn tread, waste gas and reduce safety on the road | Komo

4 tire mistakes that can burn tread, waste gas and reduce safety on the road | Komo

4 tire mistakes that can burn tread, waste gas and reduce safety on the road by Connie Thompson KOMO photo A A Most of us who drive, probalbly consider ourselves to be safe drivers. But our tires might say otherwise. When I reported on AAA’s new tread wear tests last […]

June 20, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

What Does The Eco Button Do?

What Does The Eco Button Do?

Among the many strange and wonderful features many new vehicles now boast is a mysterious button marked “Eco.” In some cases the button may be labeled “Econ,” which is no less cryptic than Eco. Stop It! 5 Habits to Break for Better Gas Mileage You’ve probably surmised that pressing that […]

June 6, 2018 ×

Automotive, Driving Tips, Environment, Tire Shopping

Be Tire Smart Week 2018: Tire Inflation Survey a Wake-up Call to Drivers

Be Tire Smart Week 2018: Tire Inflation Survey a Wake-up Call to Drivers

According to a new driver-study from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, Canadian drivers have glaring gaps in their knowledge about how to maintain proper tire inflation. With today’s rising gas prices these knowledge gaps can be costly. The average motorist can improve their gas mileage by 0.6 per cent […]

May 10, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

Car Doctor: Replacing all-season tires with same type makes most sense

Car Doctor: Replacing all-season tires with same type makes most sense

Q: I need to find the best all-season tires for my 11-year-old Subaru Forester. The present tire is a P215/60R16-94H. I’m older but still pretty active and drive about 6,000 miles a year. If it makes any difference, I live on Aquidneck Island and very rarely cross the bridge. A: If you […]

January 31, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

Flat Out Annoying! 28% of New Vehicles Sold Without a Spare Tire

Flat Out Annoying! 28% of New Vehicles Sold Without a Spare Tire

According to a recent report by AAA, 28% of all 2017 model year cars lack a spare tire. While there are a number of reasons for this, none of them actually keep the driver in mind. Perhaps the most common reason for ditching the spare is weight. Read the source […]

October 25, 2017 ×

Automotive, News

Dyson to Spend £1 Billion Making ‘Radical’ Electric Car

Dyson to Spend £1 Billion Making ‘Radical’ Electric Car

Dyson Ltd., best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, will build an electric car by 2020, founder James Dyson said Tuesday. The company is investing one billion pounds ($1.34 billion) to develop the car, plus the same sum to create solid-state batteries to power it, […]

September 27, 2017 ×

News, Product News

Pirelli Partners With Fisker On New ‘EMotion’ Vehicle Launch

Pirelli Partners With Fisker On New ‘EMotion’ Vehicle Launch

Pirelli announced that it is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019. Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tires in the following sizes for the Fisker EMotion: 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). […]

August 31, 2017 ×

Automotive

Consumer group raises alarm about rollback of mpg targets

Consumer group raises alarm about rollback of mpg targets

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Federation of America on Monday, countering automakers’ efforts for relaxed 2025 model year fuel economy standards, it says show that the value of fuel savings from higher mpg outweighs the added cost of vehicles with fuel-saving technology. The public interest group also said 79 percent of […]

July 26, 2017 ×