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.

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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.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

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.

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Nokian rolls out Hakkapeliita winter tire line for light trucks

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NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has developed a premium winter tire for light trucks, the Hakkapeliita LT3, which is offered with stainless studs for areas where studs are allowed.

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New Bridgestone Blizzak designed for longer life, enhanced performance

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—More than a decade and a half after introducing the Blizzak winter tire line, Bridgestone Americas has rolled out the latest iteration of the Blizzak that it claims will last longer than previous versions.

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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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