Tires

TiresAll-Wheel Drive vs. Winter Tires: Which One is Best?
Winter tires are mandatory in Quebec (Dec.1-Mar.15) and British Columbia (Oct.1-Apr.30), but not in other Canadian provinces. And yet, their safety benefits over all-season tires have been demonstrated many times over. Now, a lot of drivers across the country are arguing that all-wheel drive is more effective than winter tires …
TiresWinter Tire Usage Outside of Quebec is Increasing
Outside Quebec, where winter tires are mandated by law, winter tire usage is up from 65 percent last year to 69 percent this year, according to a new Leger survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). In fact, 7 percent of drivers in the rest of …
TiresTop 10: Best Winter Tires for Cars and Small SUVs, 2021-2022
Setting up our winter tire evaluations at the end of last winter wasn’t easy due to the various COVID-19 measures. With a curfew still in effect, we had little time during the day to get to our locations. Furthermore, we had to move some of the testing to the Outaouais …
Tires8 Great Tips and Reminders for Winter Tire Buyers
October is typically a good time to perform fall maintenance and prepare your vehicle for the cold season, including scheduling an appointment to have your winter tires installed. Car owners in need of a new set of tires shouldn’t waste any time, especially this year. As previously reported, the tire …
TiresWinter Tires to Cost Way More This Year
Winter tires coming from Asia will likely cost 10-15 percent more this year due in part to ongoing global shipping challenges. “We’re going through a perfect storm,” says David Giguère, Vice President at Groupe Touchette. “After COVID-19, production halts and the increased costs of materials, we must now deal with …
TiresMichelin’s Airless Tire is Getting More and More Serious
While car tires have changed very little over the past few decades, some manufacturers are taking big steps to revolutionize the way we drive. Back in June, Michelin hosted the world premiere of its innovative new Uptis airless tire in Montreal with the promise of eliminating flats for good. A …
TiresHow to Tell if Your Tires are Still in Good Condition
We all wonder the same thing when the time comes to install winter tires on our cars. We take a look at the tread and try to determine if they’ll be good enough to last through the season. A tire’s longevity is not about the number of kilometres you travel.
TechnologyContinental Develops a Self-Inflating Tire
How’s that for an innovation? Tire manufacturer Continental has developed a tire concept that can inflate itself while driving. Known as C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified), the tire features built-in sensors that continuously evaluate data regarding tread depth, possible damage, tire temperature and tire pressure. These sensors then transmit information …
TiresTop 10 Winter Tires for Cars and Small SUVs
The Quebec winter tire law is already 10 years old, making it mandatory to have winter tires mounted from December 15 to March 15. In 2019, the period will be extended by two weeks, starting on December 1st. In the rest of Canada, at least 60% of drivers in the …
TiresCooper Weather-Master WSC: a Tire that Deserves our Attention
Last fall, we introduced you to the Cooper Weather-Master WSC, a winter tire designed specifically for pickups and SUVs, vehicle types that remain among Canada’s bestsellers, year after year. Not only is the Weather-Master WSC likely to be a very popular product in the Cooper lineup, but it should also …
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