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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 ×

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How It Works: The wheels on your car

How It Works: The wheels on your car

Tires have come a long way in their design and materials, but the wheels they’re on have, too. While you may think the most important thing is their appearance, there’s a lot that goes into the various types of wheels available today. The earliest wheels usually carried solid rubber tires. […]

November 22, 2017 ×

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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 ×

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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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Brace your car: Winter is coming

Brace your car: Winter is coming

Whether there will be a balmy El Nino effect or some menacing vortex or other, two things remain relatively certain: The temperature will drop and your vehicle will be affected. There are several items to check to prepare your car for winter and minimize the risk of roadside problems or […]

November 13, 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 ×

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From proper tires to undercoating, follow our pro tips to get your vehicle ready for winter

From proper tires to undercoating, follow our pro tips to get your vehicle ready for winter

Batteries fail at the worst time, coolant can be ineffective, or worse, dangerous, while tires, brakes and suspension could all use a bit of attention. Coolant check Fall is a good time to check your coolant. As coolant ages, its effectiveness diminishes, particularly if you’ve had to top up with […]

November 2, 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 ×

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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 ×