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Why Aftermarket Siping On Your New Tires Is Bullshit (Updated) Why Aftermarket Siping On Your New Tires Is Bullshit (Updated)

If you’re anything like me—and heaven help you if you’re too much like me—buying tires for your car is a tedious chore you’d rather get over with as quickly as possible. It must have shown on my face then, recently, when the guy behind the counter at the tire store said, “And you’ll want those new tires siped, right?”…

Bridge Ices Before Road

If you don’t see the sign, expect to do the time (paying off your increased insurance rates after sliding on a sheet of ice that was formerly an off-ramp and straight into a pileup of crashed cars).

A Guide To How You Should Buy Winter Tires A Guide To How You Should Buy Winter Tires

Winter is officially here and that means it’s time for winter tires. It might seem like a great expense—if the tires on my car weren’t made for all seasons, why do they call them all season tires?—but trust us, they’re worth it. Really. Not sure which kind is best? Here’s what you need to know before buying some.

You Don't Need All-Wheel Drive In The Snow

What you need is winter tires. And you might need more ground clearance than you get with a 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross. Maybe. Kind of. Not really.

Winter Tires Are Great For Ice And Snow But Not On Dry Pavement Winter Tires Are Great For Ice And Snow But Not On Dry Pavement

It’s cold, snowy and icy outside for a lot of us, so we go and swap our summer tires for the winter ones. It’s the safe thing to do... on ice and snow. Things are a little different on pavement.

Why You Shouldn't Drive Around In Warm Weather With Your Winter Tires Why You Shouldn't Drive Around In Warm Weather With Your Winter Tires

It’s about the time of year that most of us get our winter tires swapped off for the summer ones. We’ve always heard that we have to do this because winter tires just don’t perform as well in warm weather as summer tires do and now there is empirical evidence of that fact.

The Ford Focus RS Comes With Winter Tires From The Factory The Ford Focus RS Comes With Winter Tires From The Factory

For the first time in North America, you can order a car from the factory with winter tires, and the new Ford Focus RS is the first car to get the package. It’s as if it’s designed for snow hoonage out of the box!

I’m Taking My Aston Martin On An
800-Mile Road Trip To Vermont I’m Taking My Aston Martin On An 800-Mile Road Trip To Vermont

I recently decided that I would answer the beckoning call of the wild by taking my Aston Martin on an 800-mile road trip to Vermont and back.

Here's Why You Need Winter Tires, As Shown With A Tricycle On An Ice Rink

Intellectually, you probably understand that winter tires are better in crappy weather. But understanding and feeling are quite different. It’s difficult to process out everything between you and the tire to get a good sense of what’s going on. Unless you take away the car part of the equation.

The Fifty Shades Of White Hell The Fifty Shades Of White Hell

Máté and I had a great time at the northernmost winter tire testing center in the world, in February in Finland. The following set of 50 photos serves as a pictorial diary of a nearly one-week trip beyond the arctic circle, where Finland's snow tire makers test the hell out of all kinds of rubber.

Flat Out At White Hell, The Northernmost Car Testing Center In The World Flat Out At White Hell, The Northernmost Car Testing Center In The World

Nokian Tyres introduced winter tires in 1934 in Finland, and eighty years later – when they aren't chasing ice speed records on frozen lakes – they are still busy testing tires flat out while looking for reindeer on the biggest and coldest playground you've ever seen. Welcome to White Hell.

Do you need winter tires on your BMW? Or any other car. Do you need winter tires on your BMW? Or any other car.

Winter is almost here in most regions of the world so the question is: do you need to winter tires on your BMW?

The Insane Research And Technology Behind Tires That Keeps You Safe The Insane Research And Technology Behind Tires That Keeps You Safe

Winter tires were invented by the Finnish in 1934 for commercial vehicles, but after being around for 80 years, some still refuse to use them despite the huge advantage they provide.

Snow Tires: To Buy Or Not To Buy? Snow Tires: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

It's not even January, and already millions of Americans have had weeks of snow driving. Every winter, astute owners raise the question of whether it's time to buy snow tires. BMWBlog's Shawn Molnar offers his take. — Ed.

Tires With Retractable Studs Take A Note From Bond Tires With Retractable Studs Take A Note From Bond

Anybody that has ever tried to put those damned tire chains on can smile and know that the age old midwest winter traditional may soon be extinct thanks to Q Celsius, a new tire that has retractable studs. The Q Celsius takes its name from James Bond's gadget man, Q, and operates with a switch inside the vehicle.

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