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Michelin’s Airless Tire is Ready for Mass Consumption

The “Tweel” concept on which it is based debuted in 2005. The tire is called Uptis. Punctures are responsible for sending 200 million tires to scrapyards every year. Many of you surely remember the introduction of the Michelin Tweel concept way back in 2005....

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 Tire Review: Premium Tires for Premium Cars

The new Ventus S1 evo3 tire is designed for speed and stability. It is the tire of choice for automakers such as Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. I’ve now got a set on my Volkswagen Golf Sportswagen. I’ll begin this introductory tire review story by acknowledging...

Average Vehicle Age Reaches A Record 12 Years In The US

Improved quality and durability are important factors. Rising new vehicle and soaring used car prices are also responsible for this trend. Overall vehicle quality has increased dramatically, in some cases, over the last few decades. Vehicles are being driven further today than they were...

The Audi e-tron GT Will Feature Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 EV Tires

The specially adapted tires generate far less road noise. The sidewalls are reinforced to cope with the EV’s immense torque. The EV market is growing and premier tire companies like Hankook are designing tires specifically suited to meet these vehicles. Electric vehicles are extremely...

Nokian Tyres Will Produce 1 Million Tires In Dayton This Year

Demand for premium tires continues to grow in North America. Eventually, this Tennessee plant will produce up to 4 million tires per year. In a matter of only three years or so, Nokian Tyres has gone from being almost exclusively known for its winter...

The Next Auto Manufacturing Shutdowns Could Be Rubber-Supply Based

Using Winter Tires in Summer
Global supplies are already low. China’s stockpiling and a leaf disease are part of the issue. Rubber prices are already on the rise. Congested shipping lines, a disease, and stockpiling are creating a scenario that could see important rubber shortages the world over. Already,...

Top 2021 Summer Tires

A good set of summer tires means performance, safety, and efficiency. As always, when it comes to tires, you get exactly what you pay for. March, and winter, are only days away from being a distant memory which means that for many Canadians and...

Michelin To Become 100% Sustainable By 2050

By 2050, all Michelin tires will be made from renewable, recycled, biosourced, or otherwise sustainable materials. Today, nearly 30% of components used in Michelin tires are from sustainable sources. Michelin Group is a premier tire manufacturer that has established itself as a provider of...

Yokohama Rubber Announced SensorTire Technology Vision

The goal behind the technology is safety. In the medium-term, the technology will provide air pressure and tread-wear detection. In the long-term, tire data will be paired with map data for traffic, weather, and other considerations. With only a handful of exceptions in the...

Nitto SN3 Winter Tire Review: Good Value And Performance

The Nitto SN3 is available in 60 sizes, from 15-inch to 22-inch wheels. The SN3s are the high-performance variant. We needed winter to start in order to complete this review… Nitto is no stranger to the Canadian tire market, at least when it comes...