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TECH: Nokian develops a tire that tells you when it is worn

Nokian tires are known as some of the best in the world, especially when it comes to their winter tires which dominate comparison tests year after year. Now, the Finnish manufacturer is looking into finding ways for motorists to get information about the condition of their tires quickly. According to Nokian, one out of every four accidents is attributable to ...

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Winter tires versus all-season tires: how to choose

winter tires vs all-season tires

It has now been nine years since motorists in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec are obligated to equip their vehicles with tires specifically designed for winter. These proper tires are identifiable by the presence of a pictograph of a mountain with a snowflake on the tire’s sidewall. To receive this emblem, a tire must conform to the standards established by ...

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Check your tire pressure, even in winter

There is no doubt that your tires are one of the most important components of your car. In reality, they are probably the most important mechanical component, as they are the only point of contact between your car and the road. This is why it is important to have good tires, both in summer and winter. That said, new tires ...

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Why your tire speed rating matters

Most tires are capable of going well over the speed limits we have learned to live with in Canada. That said, for drivers who intend to drive on a track, or drivers who visit Germany and drive on the famous Autobahn who want to make sure their tire can safely handle higher speeds, tire speed ratings definitely matter. More importantly, ...

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How to read your tire’s specs

tires speed rating

Your tires are very important to your safety as well as the safety of your passengers. In fact, because they are the only contact point between your car and the road, they are probably the most important part of your vehicle. Unfortunately, some drivers do not pay as much attention to their tires as they should. If you decide to replace ...

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