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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 ×

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 ×

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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 ×

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The truth about studded tires

Anyone living in a winter climate who has entertained more than a passing fantasy of winning a rally stage is familiar with the reflected glory of studded tires. With gleaming metal claws gripping ice and snow, studded rubber is presented as the ultimate when it comes to control and performance […]

January 30, 2019 ×

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New Year’s Resolution – Be a Safe Driving Advocate in 2019

January 2, 2019 (TORONTO) – It is back to work for many people today and while many of us have made resolutions for the New Year, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) encourages everyone to put safety first. An easy resolution to make, and keep, is to focus our attention on […]

January 3, 2019 ×

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TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study shows that 80 per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision. The Study also found that 76 per cent of Canadian […]

December 6, 2018 ×

Industry Statistics, News

Why winter tires should be on every car

If you made a list of words that pop into your head when you think of Canada, winter might just come ahead of politeness, beavers and hockey. But in some of the places with the lousiest winters, there are still Canadians who don’t drive with winter tires. In a recent survey by […]

November 1, 2018 ×

Automotive, News, Product News

Which winter tires are right for your ride?

Which winter tires are right for your ride?

It’s never too early to talk about winter tires in Canada. While most of September is still technically summer, some parts of Canada have already experienced snow — and more is on the way in the coming months. One particular category of winter tires gaining popularity, with more manufaturers offering […]

September 20, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

Is it okay to keep your winter tires on in the summer? I’d rather not spend the money for two sets of tires. − Jennifer Winter tires are designed and built to perform a single task, which is to offer a superior, safer driving experience during the frosty months. While […]

May 24, 2018 ×

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Pothole damage? Choosing the right tire and wheel can protect you

Pothole damage? Choosing the right tire and wheel can protect you

You may not be able to do anything about the potholes that are shredding tires and wrecking wheels after an unusually long winter — and our legislators may not be inclined to fix the roads — but you still can protect yourself from roadside flats and expensive repairs. First, figure […]

April 26, 2018 ×