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Your guide to winter tires

There will be snow. There will be ice and there will be cold. These are upcoming certainties and the time to prepare is now.

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Are you ready for winter?

This week's first snowfall should have served as a timely warning to not delay preparations for winter weather, otherwise you could find yourself in a ditch or calling CAA for a boost.

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New winter tire logo losing market value

Just when the consumer appeared to have some clear guidelines for buying winter tires, those industry guidelines are being questioned by Transport Canada and a tire company.

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How do winter tires differ from snow tires?

My comments on the law in Quebec making winter tires mandatory has created quite the blizzard of mail. The vast majority of you agreed that we should all use winter tires, but as expected, I got a bun

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All-seasons hardly best choice in Ontario

If you want the quick read about this subject, just remember this and then go on about your business: in winter, the worst winter tire has better traction than the best all-season tire.

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Best new winter tires

Winter driving is not just about driving on snow, it is about grip under all road and atmospheric conditions.

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Where the rubber meets the road

Winter tires have come a long way from the chunky, off-road-ready snow tires of yesteryear. Advances in rubber compounds, tread patterns and tire construction have all come together in the last 15 yea

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In winter, it's all about the tires

Advances like electronic traction control and all-wheel drive make it possible for many cars to get through winter on all-season tires, which provide good grip in a wide range of conditions.