Considerations when Shopping for Passenger & Light Truck Tires

If you’re in the market for a new set of tires and find the shopping process to be a little daunting, you’re far from alone. There are many tire factors out there to consider throughout the process of making your choice.

Naturally basics like brand name, tire size, and the vehicle for which you’re buying are givens. However, you’ll also want to give some consideration to the type of tire you’ll need. For instance, if you drive a vehicle like an SUV or a pickup truck, your needs are going to be different than those of someone who drives a standard vehicle.

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Yukon Territory – Tire Program Changes Announced

The Government of Yukon announced that it will postpone the implementation of its amended recycling regulation, discussed below.  For further information, see Yukon‘s official announcement of July 12, 2016:

This is after the Government of Yukon has announced the upcoming modernization of its recycling system. The changes include amendments to its Designated Materials Regulation (see Order No. O.I.C. 2016/88) which covers tires and other goods, and reflect significant progress in the system’s structure.


Taking effect on October 11, 2016, the adjustments will result in the increased diversion of tires from Yukon landfills and better cover the costs of tire handling, transporting and recycling.

The existing Designated Materials Regulation applies a surcharge only to tires with a 24.5-inch rim size or smaller, which are currently assigned a flat rate of $5 per tire. The October amendment will add larger tire categories, and surcharges will be implemented to more closely align with the cost of the tire’s end-of-life management:


Tire Rim Size                            Surcharge

17 inches and smaller                       $7

18 to 22 inches                                  $15

Greater than 22 inches                   $50


Used tires can be dropped off at depots/waste facilities permitted by the Ministry of Community Services and consumers will no longer have to pay a “tipping fee” to do so.

As part of the changes, all manufacturers, distributors and retailers of tires sold in Yukon must register with the Yukon government and maintain information on the tires they supply and the related surcharges.

All The Things No One Told Me About the Ford Focus RS

Ford officially announced their hottest hatch in January of 2015, just over eighteen months ago, and that it would be hitting dealerships in the beginning of this year. I was the lessor of a 2014 Performance Blue Fiesta ST at the time, and instantly smitten. The Fiesta ST is an incredible car; a journalist’s dream: cheap, quick, reasonably efficient, razor-sharp handling, brilliant steering, and hatchback practicality.

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BMW i3 Batteries to Be Recycled for Home Use


One of the great fears surrounding widespread adoption of electric cars is that Mother Earth (or her landfills) will never be able to digest all the zapped batteries once the cars are removed from service. BMW anticipated that concern well before its i-cars were introduced and has been collaborating with universities, national labs, and utilities since 2009 to develop a remedy.

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Trudeau urged to protect Canadian auto jobs in China trade deal

Auto jobs risk being sideswiped under the free-trade agreement the PM seeks with Beijing, which could allow Chinese firms to make inroads into Canada’s domestic market

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This is the oddest car art at Back to the ’50s


Of the 10,000-plus street rods and classics at the 2016 MSRA Back to the ’50s event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, more than a few had something different painted on them

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Mulock GO train station proposal for Newmarket clears major hurdle

It appears the long-awaited Mulock train station may soon be a GO. The Metrolinx board of directors is expected to approve the station, as part of its GO regional express rail 10-year program, at a meeting June 28. It is one of five new stations recommended for approval along the Barrie rail corridor — Spadina, Bloor-Davenport, Kirby and Innisfil also made the cut. The report states a grade separation at the Mulock location, and further analysis on the site, is still required.

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Rubber Gloves Market Consumption 2016 Forecast to 2022

The Global Rubber Gloves market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% between 2014 and 2022. The factors such as rising healthcare expenditure, increasing health threats and increasing hygiene awareness and healthcare regulations are driving the market growth. Foreign exchange risks, rising raw material costs and pricing competition are hampering the market growth.

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Japan Tire to Cross $ 32 Billion by 2021: TechSci Re

Strong tire manufacturing base coupled with growing demand for small and mini passenger cars to drive Japan tire market through 2021 According to recently released TechSci Research report, ” Japan Tire Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2021 ” , tire market in Japan is anticipated to cross $ 32 billion by 2021, on account of consistent growth in passenger car production and sales, expanding …

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CDK Global Announces Comprehensive Reorganization

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., CDK Global, Inc. announced a comprehensive streamlining of its organization that will enable it to improve customers’ experience, create significant efficiencies, and better align the Company to implement its transformation plan. The new structure, which will become effective July 1, 2016, will reorganize the Company into two main operating groups: CDK North America and CDK International.

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