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When should you change your RV trailer tires?

By |2021-02-12T18:07:40-05:00February 12th, 2021|Tips and guides|

You would never think of keeping the same tires on your car or truck forever, would you? The same goes for the tires of your trailer or RV! Even if you don’t use your RV as frequently as your car, tires will nevertheless deteriorate over the years, even if they are in storage. That's why it's important to pay special attention to the tires of your trailer, so that you can detect the slightest signs of wear... even if [...]

Bridgestone Blizzak vs Michelin X-Ice tire: Which tire should you choose?

By |2021-01-25T22:14:55-05:00January 25th, 2021|Tips and guides|

Winter driving in Canada can be difficult and dangerous, but one proven way to increase your safety while driving is by buying and installing a good set of snow tires. Tire technology has improved over the years, and these days, a proper set of snow tires can help your vehicle have better traction and grip on the road, help avoid instances of aquaplaning and sliding on the snow, and, at the same time, all you to enjoy better fuel efficiency [...]

The UTQG, a true quality index!

By |2021-01-22T16:05:00-05:00January 16th, 2021|Tips and guides|

If you've ever shopped for tires, you may have realized that the task can sometimes be complex. When faced with technical data sheets as long as a novel (without the twists and turns), it can be easy to get lost, especially when it comes to recognizing the true quality of a tire. Before the advent of the Internet and practical websites like ours, even accessing these data sheets could be a challenge, especially from the comfort of your living room. [...]

Is this the end of tire pollution?

By |2021-01-01T12:35:35-05:00December 30th, 2020|Tips and guides|

We often hear about the importance of minimizing rolling resistance to preserve the environment. It's true that the fuel saved will reduce the environmental impact of your trips, but did you know that it's not the biggest contributor to pollution on your car? In fact, every time your vehicle accelerates, brakes or turns, the abrasion of rubber from the tires on the road throws thousands of micro-particles of plastic off the road. These particles quickly infiltrate waterways and are the [...]

Studded tires: five things to know

By |2020-12-21T19:43:23-05:00December 1st, 2020|Tips and guides|

Like studs under boots, studded tires are an effective solution to combat the poor conditions of our winter roads. However, if you've ever worn studs on a dry surface, you probably know that this solution is not infallible. In fact, you need a very specific driving profile to take full advantage of the benefits of a studded tire. Here are five points that will help you determine if you have the profile! Especially adapted to the mountains It is true [...]

All-season tires, more suitable for three!

By |2020-11-20T17:46:36-05:00November 20th, 2020|Tips and guides|

In Canada, Quebec is the only province to require all its motorists to equip their cars with tires adapted to the winter season. For people who have lived in Quebec their whole life, this may seem a little surprising, but in other provinces, all-season tires are in vogue. Indeed, over there, not changing your tires once the cold season arrives is not a marginal phenomenon. A recent survey by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada shows that, outside of [...]

Driving on over or underinflated tires: The Risks

By |2020-11-11T20:07:03-05:00November 20th, 2020|Tips and guides|

Do you check your tire pressure regularly? Are you the type of person who always puts it off for later? Maybe you like to inflate your tires to their maximum capacity. You should know that Transport Canada estimates that nearly one in four vehicles has at least one tire that is 20% underinflated, while nearly 70% of motorists drive with at least one tire that is 10% overinflated… these situations are widespread! And did you know that driving with [...]

Best value for money tire brands

By |2020-11-11T19:49:31-05:00November 18th, 2020|Tips and guides|

Which brand of tires offers the best quality at the best price? Many brands compete in this category, meeting your needs and your budget while offering great performance. But how do you determine the best tire brand for your budget? Blackcircles Canada tells you more about it! Quality at a good price? It’s possible! An affordable tire does not have to mean inferior quality! In fact, it is quite possible to find tires that offer good value for money [...]

Tire and rim size compatibility

By |2020-11-11T19:11:42-05:00November 16th, 2020|Tips and guides|

If you are unfamiliar with different tire and rim sizes, it can be difficult to understand why a 17-inch tire can fit on a 17-inch rim, while another 17-inch tire cannot. What’s more, it is essential to keep the tire diameter as close as possible to the diameter of the tires originally installed on the vehicle. In fact, changing tires with a diameter only to 2% to 3% larger or smaller could damage not only the body of the [...]

BF Goodrich all terrain T A KO2 vs Goodyear Duratrac

By |2020-11-08T18:40:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|Tips and guides|

If you are driving a light duty pickup truck or an SUV or CUV, and you occasionally take your vehicle off-road, then you know you need a slightly heavier duty tire with increased tread and traction control to be able to travel safely, and give you that extra grip to get you through your off road adventures. Quite simply, this might mean that your weekends are spent travelling upcountry, or through back roads on camping and outdoor adventures, or [...]