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Continental WinterContact TS 850 P Shines in Testing

The performance capabilities of the WinterContact TS 850 P winter tire have been confirmed. It beat all others in a comparative test carried out in Europe.

5 Reasons to Switch from All-Season Tires to Winter Tires

Winter tires are the best when it gets cold, but only 60% of Canadians use them. Here are a few reasons that we hope will convince the remaining 40%.

Best Low-Cost Winter Tires for 2017-2018

Some affordable tires provide good enough performance in winter conditions and will get you through the season without breaking the bank. To help drivers on a budget, we came up...

Are All-Weather Tires a Good Choice?

All-weather tires provide decent performance year-long, but definitely fall short in certain winter conditions. See if they’re right for you.

Should You Buy Studded Tires or Not?

Studded tires may save you some trouble if you live in a rural area or often use secondary roads like the ones leading to your favourite ski resort.

Getting your car ready for winter is about more than just your tires

Winter tires are just a start. Drivers need to be fully prepared to take on the cold conditions. Follow these 10 recommendations.

Winter tires: Calculating tire wear and preventing it

You want to know if your winter tires are still safe for the upcoming cold season without having to ask your local mechanic? Here are various methods to calculate winter tire wear.

New MotoMaster Winter Edge Tire Designed for Canadian Winters

Discover the characteristics and capabilities of the innovative new MotoMaster Winter Edge tire, tested by 17 Canadian drivers invited by Canadian Tire to the Mécaglisse complex...

How to Find the Best Winter Tires for Your Vehicle

Finding the best winter tires for your car, truck or SUV is very important. Once again is there to help you with some winter tire tips and advice from PMCtire!

Dunlop, Goodyear Lead Recent Winter Tire Tests

Dunlop and Goodyear have shown their strength in recent winter tire tests conducted by GTÜ/ACE, ADAC/TCS and ÖAMTC in Europe. More details here!

Should You Buy a Second Set of Wheels for Winter?

A lot of Canadians choose to invest in a second set of rims for winter use only, but is it really worth it? Why should you do it?

Best 2017-2018 Winter Tires for Passenger Cars

What are the best 2017-2018 winter tires for your car? Once again helps you make the right choice with its annual top 5!

Best 2017-2018 Winter Tires for SUVs and Light Trucks

What are the best 2017-2018 winter tires for your SUV, crossover, minivan or light-duty truck? We help you make the right choice with our annual top 5!

New BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI Available in Canada Only

The new BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI winter tire promises extreme winter traction and serious wet performance, plus undeniable durability. Check it out!

Why Buy Winter Tires Early?

If you are looking for new winter tires, you may want to consider shopping sooner rather than later. Here’s why…

2017-2018 Winter Tires & Accessories: Our Coverage Begins!

Need winter tires and accessories or perhaps some useful winter driving tips? Visit regularly in the next few weeks!

Continental Launches Its First-Ever All-Weather Tire in Canada

Filling an open space in the GRABBER tire lineup, the new GRABBER APT model fits in between the AT2 and HTS60. Its manufacturer describes it as a perfect mix of off-road-ready r...

Tire Reviews Continue: Cooper, Toyo, Pirelli & Michelin Impress!

We continue with our long-term tests of Cooper and Toyo tires, plus we fill you in on the impressive new tires from Pirelli and Michelin. See what we have to say about them!

Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 Review Coming Throughout Summer is testing the new Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 tire (size 225/40R18) on a 2017 Volkswagen GTI. Don’t miss our updates throughout the summer!

Top 2017 summer and all-season tires

What are the best summer and all-season tires for your car or your truck in 2017? Make sure to check out the latest rankings!

Continental ExtremeContact Sport, a new ultra-high-performance tire

The Continental ExtremeContact Sport is a new ultra-high-performance tire that proves ideal for sports cars and luxury vehicles. Learn more about it here!

Bridgestone unveils new Firestone All Season tire

Yokohama Finds Creative Way to Show Tire Superiority

What do a surfboard, a rodeo saddle and a pair of racing shoes have in common? All three give Yokohama Canada the opportunity to demonstrate the superior quality of its tires.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Pushes the Performance Envelope Even Further

Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWP 3: More Comfort, Less Noise

Toyo Observe G3 Ice: End of Season Review

End of winter often means end-of-winter snowstorms, and that's exactly what we got, just as we were wrapping up our long-term test of the Toyo Observe G3 Ice tires on the 2017 C...

Soon on Don’t miss our 2017 summer tire and accessory guides

Need new summer tires and accessories this year? Don’t miss our 2017 buyer's guides and reviews soon on!

Toyo Observe G3 Ice Long-Term Test: Mid-Winter Report

The Toyo Observe G3 Ice delivers surprising grip and safety whether in the snow or on icy surfaces. Here's a recap midway through the cold season.

Mazda Ice Academy : Lots of fun in the snow!

Early this year, Mazda invited a few members of the automotive press to the inaugural Mazda Ice Academy in Colorado. was on hand. If you missed this article, go read...

Winter Tires

Winter tires can help keep your car insurance costs down in the long term. Winter tires are specially designed to perform better and more efficiently on snow and ice, reducing t...

Toyo Observe G3 Ice Long-Term Test

How does the Toyo Observe G3 Ice winter tire fare on snow- and ice-covered roads? We are testing it for you!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

Winter tires, snow, ice, cold… reminds you to drive safely and ensure your car is properly equipped. Our 2016-2017 Winter Tire Guide will help you!

Winter is here; has got you covered!

Need winter tires and accessories or perhaps some useful winter driving tips? has all the information to help you make the right decision.

Worn winter tires: how safe are they?

Are your winter tires a few seasons old? Their level of wear directly affects your safety on the road, as evidenced by Kal Tire’s latest tests.

Bridgestone asks: “Are you ready for winter?”

Bridgestone once again urges Canadians to prepare for the winter driving season by following these few simple recommendations. Read on.

Do you have proper winter tires for your car?

Pretty soon, most drivers in Canada will have to deal with snow, slush, and ice on the road. Do you have the proper tires for your car, your truck or your SUV?

Overview of Winter Tires for 2016-2017

Here are the pros and cons of selected brands and models of 2016-2017 winter tires.

Dunlop Winter Sport featured in crazy stunt

The Dunlop Winter Sport tire is featured in a crazy stunt where a skier jumps over a Porsche Macan riding uphill. You have to see this!

RWC: A factory-original look for your light-alloy wheels

Grand Prix Import of Montreal specializes in producing and selling, under the RWC name, light-alloy replicas of factory-original wheels from the biggest car manufacturers, among...

Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S ideal for the cold, not just winter

Vredestein is a premium tire brand you may not be familiar with. Here’s an overview focusing on its Wintrac xtreme S tire.

Pirelli launches its new Cinturato Winter tire

With the Cinturato Winter tire, Pirelli proposes maximal safety in all types of conditions, enhanced driving pleasure, and a comfort level normally associated with summer tires.

Top 2015-16 Utility Winter Tires

Winter is coming! Make sure you're ready with the right tires!

Michelin’s Winter Driving Academy continues to guide drivers (video)

Michelin’s Winter Driving Academy offers many training sessions for drivers looking to survive and even enjoy winter on the road. Watch.

Winter Tire Review: Toyo Observe GSi5

The Toyo Observe GSi5 is one of the best winter tires in the medium price range. Learn more about it here.

Winter Tires: The Most Frequently Asked Questions

To help you choose the right winter tires, we have gathered the most frequently asked questions with answers.

1. 2016-2017 Winter Tires, Tips and Accessories

The 2016-2017 season for winter tires starts today on the website. Are you ready?

Goodyear UltraGrip Ice SUV delivers performance in extreme winter conditions

Discover the new technologies at work in the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice SUV, a performance tire designed to meet the specific requirements of extreme winter countries and SUVs.

Toyo Celsius all-weather tire explained in video

Toyo promises a higher degree of safety year-round with the new Celsius and Celsius CUV all-weather tires. Watch the video.

Toyo Celsius Tire Review

The Toyo Celsius is brilliant for mild winter conditions. For my neck of the woods, nothing replaces dedicated winter rubber, though.

Top 2015-16 Winter Tires

Winter is coming! Make sure you're ready with the right tires!