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Driving Impressions: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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With spring now in full effect across southern Ontario, I decided to take my 2010 Volkswagen GTI to the tire shop and replace the factory all-season Pirelli rubber with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport max performance summer tires.

If you’re not familiar with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, they come as original equipment on several sports cars and high performance vehicles such as the BMW M3 and Tesla Model S P85D.

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The Wonders of Winter Driving

Drivers get ready – it’s just about that time of year again. 

One centimeter of snow hits the ground and roads across the GTA turn into  bumper cars.

There seems to be this strange phenomenon that occurs each year where mass chaos and absurdity ensues as soon as the white stuff starts to hit the ground. Every time this happens, it seems as if the majority of drivers have to relearn how to drive on it; as if they’ve never seen it before. It’s like they’ve lived under cactus trees in the dessert for their entire life.

Regardless of the fact that as Canadians we spend a good chunk of our year in winter climates, it seems many of us forget how to drive once that first snowfall hits.

Last year the OPP reported that collisions were being called in at a rate of one per minute during the first snowfall. So before the winter decides to bless us with the first blast of the year, consider this a preview of some of the things you will most likely witness this winter – and want to avoid.

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