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Nokian zLINE A/S: Nokian makes an all-season tire?

It’s terrible for me to admit that I was not aware that Nokian, one of the world’s oldest tire makers, produces and sells an all-season tire, sorry, tyre. To find out if I was alone or had been living under a rock for too long, I asked a number of industry people including some tire guys about it. Although all ...

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Practical advice on winter tires

winter tire tips

Winter in Quebec is not easy, we all know this. It tends to drag on, and if we are a motorist, it certainly complicates our travels on the roads. Since 2008, it is mandatory to have tires specifically designed for winter use, a fact that provides at least some reassurance that other drivers around us are operating a car with ...

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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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Five myths about winter tires

winter tire myths

When the time comes to buy winter tires, consumers are often faced with a host of information coming from the media, our colleagues, our in-laws and our friends. We all have an “expert” in our circle that feels more than comfortable giving us advice, and ultimately it becomes difficult to know where to turn for accurate information. Since 2008, motorists ...

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Some tips for storing your tires

storing winter tires

Motorists in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec are struggling with an unknown reality in most other countries, and even in other provinces even if we share the same climate: owning eight tires. In fact, the law requires us to have winter tires between December 15th and March 15th, and after that the majority of consumers make the wise decision to ...

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The three mistakes to avoid when it comes to winter tires

Three mistakes to avoid winter tires

We can already feel the cold approaching. The leaves on the trees have gone from green to bright reds and oranges, and now they are starting to fall. Winter is upon us, and that means that it’s time to start thinking about winter tires which have been mandatory for drivers in Quebec long enough that most of us are aware ...

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