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The Best Time To Buy Winter Tires Is Now

Winter tire testing with a BMW X3
The snow is melting, April’s just around the corner and you will be installing your summer wheels and tires this weekend. What about your worn-out winter tires? You should deal with them now. The vast majority of we who wisely install season-appropriate winter tires on...

Should You Buy Michelin Defender All-Season Tires?

We take a look at one of the most popular all-season tires out there, the Michelin Defender. The Michelin Defender is a staple in the all-season tire industry. It offers a ton of sizes, a strong warranty that covers you for six years or 145,000...

Should You Buy 2019 Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summer Tires?

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
Michelin Pilot Super Sport is one of the most recognized names in the tire industry. Nothing says high-performance like Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. It's almost as if we look for them to confirm if a given sports car is the real deal. When it...

Should You Buy Nokian Summer Tires?

Nokian zLINE A/S
Ask any expert which winter tire is best, they will say Nokian. But what about summer tires? Nokian creates one of the best winter tire money can buy. But Nokian summer tires are also a thing. The question is, should you buy a summer tire...

Winter Tires In Summer Aren’t Dangerous, They Are Just Not Ideal

Using Winter Tires in Summer
It's the time of year where many drivers are wondering if they can use their winter tires in summer. Maybe you can't afford a new set of summer tires right now. Maybe your winter tires are worn and you know you won't be using them...

Three Things That Happen When Using Winter Tires in Summer

Winter Tires in Summer
This is what will happen if you decide to keep your winter tires in summer. Is using winter tires in summer really that bad? Most will tell you its horrible, that it's the worst thing you can ever do and that you're putting not only...

No Winter Tires In The Dead Of Winter? There Are Options

Winter tire testing with a BMW X3
There are only a handful of jurisdictions that mandate winters tires during the cold season. The Michelin Easy Grip and Silent Spike are genuine alternatives. In North America, and despite nearly 50% of its population dealing with frigid wintery driving conditions, only the Province of...

Smart Cars. Smartphones. What’s Next? Smart Tires Of Course

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 on a Tesla Model X
A smart tire will be one that, like an autonomous car, will be able to collect data, interpret it and adjust depending on conditions and available information. This technology will be as critical as autonomous cars. Fully integrated, autonomous cars with artificial intelligence are, according...

Nokian Tyres: Friendly innovation

RAM 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Durango, Nissan Rogue and an Audi A4 B9 on Nokian Tyres | Photo: Matt St-Pierre
I’ve known about Nokian Tyres for a long time. I had a set of Hakkapeliitta on my 2004 Volvo XC70 some twelve years ago and was enormously gratified with their performance. I currently have Nokian zLINE A/S rubber on my 2008 Audi A4 and...

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

Nokian zLINE tyres
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...