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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 worn tires. The new system developed by the company and named SnapSkan uses a special ...

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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 the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). It is therefore normal that when a ...

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What differentiates a winter tire from an all-season tire

If you use all-season tires in the heart of winter, you are in for a treat if you decide to opt for winter tires this year. It’s understandable that some owners don’t want to have to pay for another set of tires, or take the time to get them installed, but the fact of the matter is that you will feel safer and more stable out on the road. There are three main ways winter ...

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How to read your tires


To understand just how important tires are, remind yourself that they are the only contact point between you and the road. They dictate how well you brake, how your vehicle handles, how comfortable it is, and basically how safe it is. Therefore, it is important that you remind yourself that, when changing tires, you need to keep the same specifications if you want your vehicle to keep behaving the way it always has. So how ...

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