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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, Industry Statistics, Tire Shopping

Winter tires help prevent hazardous road situation: 80 per cent of winter tire owners say

Winter tires help prevent hazardous road situation: 80 per cent of winter tire owners say

Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from loss of control or a collision, according to a new Leger survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) www.tracanada.ca. TRAC’s 2019 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study also […]

November 12, 2019 ×

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, 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 ×

News

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 ×

News, Product News

Troubleshooter: What do those numbers on tire sidewalls mean?

It’s almost winter tire season, and don’t shoot the messenger for bringing it up. But one question that keeps popping up on auto website chat-rooms and feedback sections regularly is “what do those numbers imprinted on tires really mean?” Being able to decipher these rubber codes can go a long […]

September 12, 2019 ×

News

The best way to combat drowsy driving – sleep

Good myths never die. They just swirl around. I was recently reminded of this fact by a survey commissioned by Calm, a sleep and meditation app. YouGov, a polling company headquartered in the United Kingdom, questioned 4,337 American, British and French adults about their assumptions regarding sleep. Read the source […]

August 15, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

7 Warning Signs You Need New Tires

Most drivers seldom spend much time thinking about the health of their tires. The fact that our tires are so often overlooked is most unfortunate. Tires play an integral role in the safety and performance of our cars. Maintaining proper tire pressure and tire health can drastically improve handling and […]

May 23, 2019 ×

Automotive, Events, News

Canada Road Safety Week 2019

In 2019, Canada Road Safety Week will take place from Tuesday May 14th to Monday May20th. Each day of Canada Road Safety Week will be dedicated to a different road safety risk factor, with Saturday, May 18th being designated National Enforcement Day.  All enforcement agencies across the country are invited […]

May 14, 2019 ×