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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, 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 ×

Product News, Tire Shopping, Transportation & Infrastructure

Welcome to Be Tire Smart’s Winter Tire Cost Calculator

Welcome to Be Tire Smart’s Winter Tire Cost Calculator

According to our 2019 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study, 17 per cent of drivers who do not use winter tires cited cost as the main reason they don’t use them. We decided to challenge this perception and created Winter Tire Cost Calculator that will demonstrate that the cost of winter tires […]

March 12, 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 ×

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 ×

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, News

What happens to your car when it hits a pothole? We ask an expert

Hitting a pothole while driving Michigan’s scenic byways can turn a swell day into a lousy one, sometimes requiring a costly and unexpected trip to the repair shop. We asked one expert — Jennifer Bastiaan — to weigh in on what Michigan’s unofficial state crater can do to an automobile. […]

March 13, 2019 ×


Winter isn’t over yet — here’s how to stay safe on the road

Drivers across Ontario have had to contend with severe winter weather over the past week and while the storm has passed, a Kitchener driving instructor says it’s never too late to brush up on your winter driving skills. Mick Sayer is the president of Advanced Road Craft, which offers courses […]

February 20, 2019 ×