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Nobody really likes tires or cares too much about tires, but given that they are the only part of your vehicle that touches the road, they are kind of important. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know, want to know, or didn’t realized you should know about tires.

Hankook Launches iON Family of Tires for EVs

The iON will be offered in three versions: Ventus iON S summer tire, Winter i*cept iON, and Ventus iON A all-season. It features low rolling resistance technology and higher resilience against high-torque electric motors. Electric vehicles pose a number of challenges. From charging to the range, they’ve forced the collective to re-evaluate how we do certain things. Not all...

Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S+ Tire Review: Real-World All-Season Performance

The latest generation of the ADVAN Sport A/S+ was recently introduced. Too often, “performance” comes at the expense of comfort. My Volkswagen Golf Sportswagen will be rolling on a set this summer. I’ve been a fan of Yokohama tires for more than 25 years. In fact, back in the late 1990s, I winter-rallied my mildly modified 1989 Mazda MX-6...

Top 2022 Summer Tires

Tire prices are on the rise. The sooner you place an order and buy, the less painful the transaction will be. Relatedly, tire inventories might be low so it might be difficult to find the right size. As always, a good set of summer tires means performance, safety, and efficiency. The world’s a mess right now and has been...

Nokian Introduces the Green Step Tire Concept

It is made from 93% recycled or renewable materials. Nokian’s goal is to make tires from 50% of all its tires from recycled or renewable materials by 2030. Nokian Tires is paving the way for a better future for all by focusing on what it does best: develop and create some of the best tires in the world. As...

Nokian Introduces the Next-Generation Hakkapeliitta R5 Winter Tire

Nokian is the creator of the winter tire. The Hakkapeliitta is one of the best winter tires available for sale. The new R5 will cater to cars, SUVs, and EVs. We’ve reviewed Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tires on a number of occasions over the years and every time, they’ve impressed us. The last time around, we tested the Hakkapeliitta R3 and they...

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 Winter Tire Review: Winter is just Another Season

The Blizzak winter tire shows no discernable weaknesses. The Bridgestone Blizzak remains one of the best all-around winter tires money can buy. Winter hit much of Eastern North America with trauma0inducing blunt force recently. Snow fell non-stop for a full day and more, and temperatures dropped with equal fervor. Shod with a new set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 winter...

Nokian Launches New Family of Tires for SUVs, Crossovers, and Light Trucks

The new sub-brand of tires is called Outpost. The All-Purpose Terrain (APT) is a rugged tire designed for the daily grind. The All-Terrain (AT) is conceived for off-roading and tough terrains. Nokian continues its sustainable growths plans with two new tires that are designed to supply utility vehicle owners more freedom and safety. More than that, this new family...

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 Winter Tire Review: Still the Best?

The Blizzak winter tire has been a performance leader for years. Blizzak is a combination of “blizzard” and “Zacke” for jagged teeth in German. The WS90 is the latest generation of Bridgestone’s For as long as I have been writing on and about cars, since 1998, Bridgestone’s Blizzak winter tires have always or nearly been at the top of...

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 Tire Review: Premium Performance

The new Ventus S1 evo3 tire, after a simple “adjustment”, has proven to be impressive. The tire’s abilities on wet surfaces make it stand out. Another highlight is steering response. After about 2,500 km, the new Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 has demonstrated its mettle as an above-average high-performance tire. It also happens to be very handsome and there is a...

It’s October. It’s Time to Think About Winter Tires

Nitto SN3 Winter Tires | Photo: Olivier Delorme
Don’t wait until November to book an appointment or start shopping. Good winter tires are without a doubt the best safety feature. Some tire sizes are extremely hard to come by – best order now. 2020 was bad and 2021 wasn’t exactly any better. If anything, we learned that cars, SUVs, and trucks can be hard to come by,...