Why You Absolutely Need Winter Tires, Even If You Have All-Wheel Drive

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Short of a conspiracy theory by tire companies, I couldn’t imagine a scenario where a seasonal set of tires would do the job an all-wheel drive system couldn’t. Of course, I was much younger then, and much less sensible. Yet I hear that same excuse — that power to more wheels means you don’t need winter tires — from people much older than me, not to mention far wiser.

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Drive like a woman: Hankook Tire awarded for safety campaign

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When my mate Scotty uttered that I drove like a woman he meant it as a slur, but the joke is now on him – it turns out that this is an award-winning driving style. The award is a bronze 2017 Epica Award in the online campaigns – automotive category, and was given to Hankook Tire Sweden for a short video highlighting the over-representation of men, and younger men in particular, in Sweden’s road accident statistics.

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Winter tires rule: 5 reasons to ditch your all-season tires | Car News

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Every year when winter comes, it’s the same thing all over again. Millions of Canadians rush to prepare their vehicle for the snow, the ice, the slush and the cold weather. Some consider winter tires to be essential to their survival. And although it has been proven that the use of tires especially designed for winter reduces the number of collision injuries, others think they’re a waste of money.

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Continental Demonstrates Holistic Connectivity Experience At CES 2018

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In its Holistic Connectivity Experience demonstration car, Continental is harnessing web technologies to provide seamless connectivity for users to enjoy a better driving experience. Consumers are provided with relevant and up to date information including traffic, road and weather conditions right at their fingertips, which, in turn, creates opportunities for vehicle manufacturers and service providers, who can leverage vehicle information to anticipate user needs and deliver a richer, more personalized experience.

“There is tremendous potential for the application of web technologies in the automotive world. With our Holistic Connectivity Experience demo car, we are showcasing the possibilities,” said Dr. Karsten …

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Tire Industry Association releases 63rd OTR Conference line-up

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released the official session lineup for the 63rd Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Conference. The conference and sessions will be at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida from February 21– 24, 2018.

Each session will address key industry and political topics that are important for all attendees. All sessions will be led by industry professionals and/or TIA staff.

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Kumho to Launch Three New Tires Lines

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After multiple product launches in 2015 and 2016, Kumho Tire USA intentionally took a break in 2017 to give its dealers a chance to catch up. But that product pause is soon to come to an end, according to Jim Mayfield, executive vice president North America for Kumho Tire USA.

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Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. Announces Closing of Secondary Common Stock Offering

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC ) (the “Company” or “Orion”), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, announced today the closing of the secondary offering of an aggregate of 12,657,799 common shares of the Company by Kinove Luxembourg Holdings 1 S.à r.l.

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Hankook Tire appoints new executives

In addition to new president and CEO Soo Il Lee, who will serve alongside Hyun Bum Cho as a separate representative of the company from 1 January 2018, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has named a new executive vice-president, five senior vice-presidents and 17 vice-presidents. Announcing these appointments, the tyre maker states that it has restructured its organisation to “respond to the global market and customers with more agility.”

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GM will lighten next-gen pickups with carbon fiber

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DETROIT — General Motors is expected to make revolutionary changes to the makeup of its next-generation pickups to better position them against Ford Motor Co.’s market-leading trucks and accelerate its progress toward stricter federal fuel economy standards.

Two sources familiar with the company’s plans confirmed GM will offer carbon fiber for the beds of the pickups. It would be the largest-scale automotive application of the light-weight, high-strength material, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.

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Sentury Debuts Tire Subscription Service

Sentury Tires has unveiled a new service called AvanTech, a monthly subscription service that provides customers with four new tires as needed when the tires wear down.

The cost starts at $17.95 per month, depending on the tires desired and the annual mileage the customer puts on them. The deal includes installation, road hazard coverage, tire inspections, and service.

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