Falken launches new runflat version of popular winter tire

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Falken’s runflat version of its popular winter tire, the EuroWinter HS01, will be available soon, along with an expanded range of sizes of the company’s winter and all-season tires.

Thanks to the company’s runflat technology, in the event of a puncture, the tire can be driven for 50 miles (80km) up to a speed of 50mph. The EuroWinter HS01 runflat is also said to offer grip on snowy, icy and wet roads.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Continental Introduces Latest Winter Tire

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Continental Tire has launched its latest winter tire—the VikingContact 7—on September 1 this year.

The company is offering the new tire in 91 sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches.

Continental explains in a release that it is essential to plan for winter tires when temperatures drop and the weather changes. The company notes that all-season tires lose their grip on road surfaces when the temperature consistently drops below 7° Celsius and therefore need to be replaced with winter tires.

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Nexen’s Roadian AT Pro RA8 receives 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation

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DIAMOND BAR, Calif.—Nexen Tire America Inc. has added the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation to its Roadian AT Pro RA8 all-terrain tire, signifying its ability to perform in ice, snow and difficult terrain.

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Kumho Enhances WinterCraft Ice Wi31

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Kumho Tire Canada recently announced that it has made improvements to its studdable WinterCraft Ice Wi31 tire by increasing the number of spikes on it.

The change has been made for two of the tire’s main sizes. For size 195/65R15 (04L / XLL), the number of spikes has been increased from 150 to 200. Similarly, for size 205/55R16 (04L / XLL) the number of spikes is now 200 instead of the earlier 150.

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Nexen Tire Adds New Winter Tires

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Nexen Tire has recently announced the expansion of its winter tire lineup.

The company has redesigned its WinGuard WinSpike WH62 for passenger vehicles and the WinGuard WinSpike WS62 for CUV/SUV vehicles from the ground up. The new releases have been developed for enhanced performance on snow and ice conditions. To meet increasing market demands, Nexen offers the tires in expanded size lineups.

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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.

Read the source article at CBC.ca

Conti introduces IceContact 3 with improved stud technology

Continental has introduced its ContiFlexStud technology to a mass production product. The studs, which are said to greatly improve the active safety and performance of winter tires, are now being produced exclusively for the company’s IceContact 3 winter tire in sizes from 17in upward.

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Michelin develops winter tires for the Porsche Cayenne

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Engineers explain how they developed a bespoke version of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV tire for the Porsche Cayenne. In any typical original equipment project, Porsche first provides a design brief, then Michelin builds prototype tires. These are tested internally at Michelin’s test grounds on wet, dry and icy surfaces. The final result is a tire that hopefully meets and exceeds the expectations.

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Ontario Supporting Businesses and Drivers in Northern Ontario

NORTH BAY – The Ontario government is providing drivers in the province with more options by allowing newer models of studded tires to be sold in Northern Ontario.

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, were at Kal Tire in North Bay today to announce that Ontario is changing a regulation that prevented some new models of studded tires from coming to market. 

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Conti adds to North American winter tire portfolio

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MONTREAL – Continental Tire the Americas has developed a directional winter tire, the VikingContact7, that it claims offers a balance of flexibility for slippery road conditions and stiffness for longer life.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News