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2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue has the winter blues

2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue EditionRam has one last special edition in store for its 1500 Sport pickup before a new version is unveiled in January. The brand revealed the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue edition Thursday and it’s one bright pickup truck. While the special edition truck doesn’t bring any new equipment with it, it does sport a new Hydro Blue exterior hue, as its name…
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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: handling winter weather

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road testOur long-term Pilot is safely out of the snow belt now, but its short winter stint in the Great White North was just enough to give it a heavy dose of winter. Spending the summer and fall months in the Midwest gave our Pilot exposure to kids, dogs, family road trips, and of course, the Home Depot run and Bed, Bath, and Beyond, if there was time…
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Winter and snow tire laws in Canada – Do you need them or are all-seasons fine?

Filed under: Technology, Safety, Government/Legal, Winter driving, Ownership and Repair

It’s that time of year again and the emails and messages are flooding in from all our readers about winter tires, all-season tires, all-weather tires, studded tires, tire chains, and the laws about using them in each respective province. You may remember an article we put out a few years ago addressing some of these questions in Canada, but we figure it’s time for a quick refresher to notify you of the changes and updates to winter tire laws in your particular province (or territory).

It’s no secret we’re a huge proponent for the use of winter or snow tires in any province (save for you British Columbia lower mainland types that escape much of winter’s wrath), and regardless of the law’s requirements, we strongly urge you to still consider spending the extra money on a good set of winter tires. The peace of mind and the added safety and control is priceless, plus we’ve even outlined how to find the best deal on winter tires to suit your budget.

Click here to find out the winter tire laws near you, as we break down the current laws province by province, in alphabetical order. When referring to winter tires, we mean tires that meet all the performance requirements for snow traction and cold weather performance, according to Transport Canada. If unsure on your tires, look for this snowflake symbol on the sidewall to indicate they’re winter rated tires… READ MORE

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