Winter isn’t over yet — here’s how to stay safe on the road

Drivers across Ontario have had to contend with severe winter weather over the past week and while the storm has passed, a Kitchener driving instructor says it’s never too late to brush up on your winter driving skills. Mick Sayer is the president of Advanced Road Craft, which offers courses on driving for the season. He says single- and multi-vehicle crashes are more common in the winter, and many people often overestimate their ability to drive on icy roads and in bad weather.

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Editor’s picks: 10 Tire Technology Conference presentations you can’t miss

Tire Technology International’s editor Matt Ross selects 10 speakers you can’t afford to miss at the upcoming Tire Technology Conference, which takes place at Tire Technology Expo Hannover, Germany, on March 5, 6, 7, 2019. Click here to view the full program and book your conference pass here.

Prof. Burkhard Wies, Continental – Physics of tire performance over lifetime: how to ensure best balance between safety and economy

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Tiremakers crumbling under car industry slump

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By Nam Hyun-woo Hankook Tire CEO Cho Hyun-bum Domestic tiremakers were hit hard by the backpedaling in the global car market, with the top three companies each posting reduced 2018 earnings, their reports showed Friday. Hankook Tire , logged 703. 7 billion won ( $623.8 million ) in operating profit last year, down 11. 3 percent from a year earlier Sales also declined by 03 percent to 68 trillion won during the same period.

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Goodyear acquires UK tire retail company, Weeting Tyres

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Goodyear announced it has acquired Weeting Tyres, a leading UK tire retail through its UK-based company, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK.

Hans Vrijsen, MD Consumer, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd said: “The acquisition of Weeting Tyres strengthens the competitive advantage of Goodyear and HiQ by creating an even stronger value proposition for its customers. Goodyear is responding in a smart way to the market conditions. It also confirms the importance of retail to Goodyear’s business.

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Hankook Tire to supply racing tire to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup

Hankook Tire announced it will be the sole supplier to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup, a high-performance sports car racing cup in the Australia and New Zealand region.

Radical cars, a United Kingdom sports car, will be entering the motorsports fitted with Hankook Tire’s high-performing racing tires, the ‘Ventus F200’ and ‘Ventus Z217’.

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Continental expects first-half dip in automotive markets

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HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. is bracing itself for a rough first half of 2019 as it expects a slowdown in vehicle production in the last few months of 2018 to continue throughout the first half of 2019.

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K&M Tire Focuses on Dealer Profitability, Goal Setting at Annual Meeting

During its two-day dealer conference and trade show, K&M Tire showed its more than 1,000 dealers in attendance how to make the vision for their business this year become a reality.

“It’s a fact that what you speak about, what you think about, what you dedicate your energy and time to and what you focus on, that becomes your vision and that vision truly becomes your reality,” said Greg Ring, K&M’s director of training, describing the conference’s theme this year, “Vision Becomes Reality.”

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EU warns U.S. of major hit to its exports if car tariffs imposed

BRUSSELS — The European Union has warned the United States that imposing import tariffs on cars and car parts would harm its own automotive industry and likely lead to countermeasures by its trading partners on $294 billion of U.S. exports. In a 10-page submission to the U.S. Commerce Department sent last Friday, the EU said tariffs on cars and car parts were unjustifiable and did not make economic sense.

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Pirelli Enjoys Growing Demand for PNCS

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PNCS stands for Pirelli Noise Cancelling System. This technology is designed to reduce perceived noise on the inside of the car, derived from the interaction between the road surface and the tire itself. Thanks to Pirelli’s PNCS, this road noise can be reduced by up to 25%, as if the car were traveling on only three wheels.

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Don’t be Snow Dumb: How to Beat Winter on the Road

Winter is in full swing in the northern hemisphere. This is something residents in the path of winter storm Harper are acutely aware of right now. Spanning from the Midwest through the Northeast, it’s dumping snow, sleet, and rain across half the country. Due to this, we want to keep you safe as the weather turns sour. As a result, why we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help get you through Harper, along with the next few months of wintery weather.

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