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  1. With the cold season fast approaching, The Car Guide is once again bringing you a list of the top 10 winter tires for pickups and large SUVs.
These vehicles make up easily one of the most popular segments in all of North America right now. As part of our evaluations conducted late last winter, we drove thousands of kilometres on a mix of fresh snow, hard-packed snow, ice and dry/wet pavement with a Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.
We spent time on city streets, highways, country roads and private trails in and around Quebec’s beautiful Laurentides region to assess the ride quality, grip, handling and braking performance of over 30 different tires models.
Choosing a replacement winter tire for a pickup or SUV is not an easy task. In addition to your budget, you must also take into account your projected winter mileage as well as the payload and towing capacities of your vehicle. Our rankings are mere recommendations based on our own expertise; you should consult with the specialists at your local tire store to make sure you pick the product that best meets your needs.
Note: These tires can be fitted to most midsize pickups and SUVs, too. Top 10 Winter Tires for Pickups and Large SUVs in 2019-2020
  2. Tires Michelin’s Airless Tire is Getting More and More Serious

    While car tires have changed very little over the past few decades, some manufacturers are taking big steps to revolutionize the way we drive. Back in June, Michelin hosted the world premiere of its innovative new Uptis airless tire in Montreal with the promise of eliminating flats for good. A … Full story

  3. Tires How to Tell if Your Tires are Still in Good Condition

    We all wonder the same thing when the time comes to install winter tires on our cars. We take a look at the tread and try to determine if they’ll be good enough to last through the season. A tire’s longevity is not about the number of kilometres you travel. Full story

  4. Technology Continental Develops a Self-Inflating Tire

    How’s that for an innovation? Tire manufacturer Continental has developed a tire concept that can inflate itself while driving. Known as C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified), the tire features built-in sensors that continuously evaluate data regarding tread depth, possible damage, tire temperature and tire pressure. These sensors then transmit information … Full story

  5. Tires Top 10 Winter Tires for Cars and Small SUVs

    The Quebec winter tire law is already 10 years old, making it mandatory to have winter tires mounted from December 15 to March 15. In 2019, the period will be extended by two weeks, starting on December 1st. In the rest of Canada, at least 60% of drivers in the … Full story

  6. Tires Cooper Weather-Master WSC: a Tire that Deserves our Attention

    Last fall, we introduced you to the Cooper Weather-Master WSC, a winter tire designed specifically for pickups and SUVs, vehicle types that remain among Canada’s bestsellers, year after year. Not only is the Weather-Master WSC likely to be a very popular product in the Cooper lineup, but it should also … Full story

  7. Tires Hankook Winter i*Pike RS: Balancing Price and Performance

    In a previous article, we talked about the Hankook Winter i*Pike RS , a tire that we’ve been testing all winter to see what it’s capable of. Good for both SUVs and touring cars, this tire strikes a good balance between price and performance. Hankook does offer higher-performance products, but … Full story

  8. Tires Hankook Winter i*Pike RS Tires: We Put Them to the Test

    Winter is officially here. Choosing the right winter tires for your needs and budget is never an easy task. No one likes to spend on tires, even though they have a direct impact on how your vehicle drives in winter. In fact, good tires can help keep you safe. When … Full story

  9. Tires Cooper Weather-Master WSC: Affordable Performance?

    The snow tire season is almost upon us and with such a wide array of models to choose from, it can be hard to decide what’s right for you. Some tires offer unequivocal performance, but high prices make them less accessible. Is it possible to find a good tire that … Full story

  10. Tires BFGoodrich Tires Delivers All-Weather, All-Purpose Performance with Advantage T/A Sport LT

    BFGoodrich Tires is expanding its power line with the launch of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT tire, This year-round tire for CUVs, SUVs and light trucks is an extension of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport launched in 2016. The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport tire and Advantage T/A Sport LT … Full story

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