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Think all tires are the same? Think again.
We put our tires through a series of rigorous tests at a world-class facility to equip you with the information you need to choose the perfect tire for you.
Our test data was analyzed in four key areas:
Wet Performance, Dry Performance, Fuel Economy and Comfort.
You may not always put your tires to the test, but when you do, you'll be glad we did too. Learn how we test our tires under a variety of challenging conditions.
Dry performance testing was conducted in two key areas: braking and handling.
Our wet tests included wet braking, hydroplaning, wet grip and handling.
Tires can affect a vehicle's fuel efficiency, based on the amount of energy required to keep the tires spinning.
Vehicles were driven on different types of surfaces to measure cabin noise and ride comfort.
Our tests measured each tire's dry handling track performance based on a number of factors including stability, cornering and responsiveness. Combined with dry braking tests, these results provide you with a good idea of how each tire will perform on dry roads.
A thundershower, water main break or leaky fire hydrant can make the roads slick and hard to navigate. Our testing tracks simulated the types of wet environments you'd experience in everyday driving: wet asphalt, large puddles of varying depths, tight turns and short braking distances.
Fuel economy is something that concerns most drivers. To assess this, tires were placed in a large spinning drum with weight applied to it. The test measured the amount of force required to keep the tire spinning. The lower the force, the higher the tire's fuel economy.
Imagine taking a ride over asphalt, cement, cobblestones... the comfort track is an amusement park of surfaces. After the tests, each tire is rated on how it performs in terms of ride comfort (smoothness felt by drivers) and acoustic comfort (measured noise within the cabin of the vehicle).
All tires purchased, installed and balanced at Canadian Tire are covered by our Tire Care Guarantee*
Optional Tire Care Guarantee with Replacement Advantage offers five years of free tire replacements.
*Terms and conditions apply. Please ask your Service Advisor for details or visit canadiantire.ca/tires for more info.
Select by vehicle, type of test and or brand to find which all season tires performed the BEST in each situation. Click on the thumbnail image to watch the test summary video for that top performing tire.