January 3, 2017
FOUR OF 10 CANADIANS DON'T THINK WINTER TIRES NEEDED
Four out of 10 Canadians don't think that winter tires are necessary according to a national survey by OK Tire through Maru/Matchbox.
"Your tires are your only point of contact with the road so making sure you have the right ones on your vehicle is paramount to your safety," says Darryl Croft, OK Tire Etobicoke. Many don't realize all-season tires are not designed for cold weather. Winter tires offer the best traction when it comes to handling, and braking in temperatures below 7°C."
Other survey findings included:
-45 per cent of men and 38 per cent of woman feel all-season tires are enough for winter;
-47 per cent of those aged 18 to 34 and 41 per cent of those aged 35-54, were concerned with safety of all-season tires;
-62 per cent of those in Atlantic Canada said all-season tires are not safe throughout winter;
-51 per cent of those in Alberta and 56 per cent of those in Manitoba believe all-season tires are safe to keep on their vehicles all winter.
December 13, 2016
IIHS NAMES TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD WINNERS
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named 38 models to its Top Safety Pick+ and 44 models to its Top Safety Pick awards.
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