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Tires

Atlantic Canadians use winter tires

February 10, 2019 Richard 0

Atlantic Canadian drivers are more prepared for winter driving than everybody in the country, outside Quebec. According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) we are among the most sophisticated drivers in the […]

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everything automotive

A new Bridgestone Blizzack

January 25, 2019 Richard 0

Are your winter tires at the end of their useful life? Plan ahead and look into a set for next year. Bridgestone has announced an addition to the Blizzack line – the WS90. Designed for family […]

winter tires
Tires

Why should I minus size tires

January 20, 2019 Richard 0

Combining taller tires with small-diameter wheels has several distinct advantages A second set of wheels for winter tires provides an opportunity to improve traction in snow or slush. If you plan to keep your vehicle […]

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Safety

All-season tires are not All-weather tires

January 5, 2019 Richard 0

There’s a new tire in town — the all-weather tire. Not all-season, all-weather. The difference in name, does not fully reflect the difference in performance and safety. All-season are a compromise. They are the jack-of-all-trades […]

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everything automotive

Can you read your tires?

January 2, 2019 Richard 0

The sidewall of a tire has a story to tell – if you know how to read it. click here for the story as it appeared in the Halifax Herald and other Saltwire Network newspapers […]

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Better Driver

Why you need four winter tires

December 29, 2018 Richard 0

No, they are not trying to rip you off! I’ve heard it too many times to ignore. “You don’t need four winter tires. Dealers are just trying to rip me off,” or something to that […]

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Tires

How old are your tires?

April 11, 2017 Richard 0

    Like everything else in life, tires get old. And just like us, they may look OK and be fine in everyday use. But they reach a stage where they are no longer able to […]

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Tires

Original equipment tires

April 7, 2017 Richard 0

The original equipment tires on your new vehicle are part of an intricate financial relationship between the tire and car companies, dealerships and consumers. You may not have given much thought to those four round […]

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Safety

Where the rubber meets the road

March 25, 2017 Richard 0

Wheeled vehicles get their grip or traction from where the tires touch the road. Whether there are two, four or 18 wheels, the available grip is determined by those points, or contact patches, as they […]