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November 1, 2012 11:27 AM | By Mark Atkinson for MSN Autos
2012 winter tire buyer's guide

Find the right winter tires for your ride



Old man winter? Ha! Forget him.
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As Canadians, we should love winter tires as much as we love hockey, maple syrup and complaining about the weather. Winter tires are made of different compounds that allow them to work significantly better, not only when it's cold, but also in wet, slushy, icy and snowy weather. All-season tires, the alternative, become hard rubber - imagine a hockey puck sliding across the ice - when the temperature dips below seven degrees Celsius.

While winter tires are not inexpensive, they do allow your 'other' tires to last longer because you're spreading out mileage over two sets. The up-front costs are greater, but winter tires can help prevent a collision that could easily cost thousands of dollars in repairs.

Here are 10 new winter tires to consider from a variety of manufacturers, in alphabetical order. Click through to see the gallery.

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