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Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires ~ I Love You Already ~ #TrustSailun

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Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, I love you already, and you haven’t even touched snow yet.

That statement may sound “over-the-top” but it isn’t…really.  I am so grateful to be riding on my new set of Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, that I’ll tell anyone who cares to listen about these Sailun Tires.

You see, it wasn’t too many years ago that the only winter tires I would drive on weren’t even winter tires.  They were all-season tires.  You know, the tires that are good for any and all road conditions.  At least that is what I used to think.  Boy, was I wrong!

Think you know the difference between all-season tires and real winter tires?  See if you do – check out these facts:

  • Winter tires are made using special compounds that help improve traction below temperatures of 7C/45/F.
  • Winter tires provide as much as 50% better traction in winter conditions than all-season tires.
  • All-season tires are like a “Jack Of All Trades” type of tire which, on the flipside, means they are a “Master Of None”.  All-season tires work great under a variety of conditions, but not winter conditions like we experience here in Canada.
  • Winter tires tend to be “narrower” than regular or all-season tires.  This helps winter tires to get through the snow easier.  Wide, low-profile tires that are found on many of our cars these days are great in summer, but do not perform well under winter conditions.

So what convinced me to purchase my very first set of winter snow tires?  A few years ago, I was a passenger in a slow-moving vehicle equipped with all-season tires.  Out driving right after a heavy snowfall, we rounded a minor curve at 20KM an hour and lost total control of the car.  The driver, realizing we were headed for the ditch,  and that there was nothing we could do about it, tried to “gun it” and get the car into the ditch faster than we were already going.  We had noticed another car coming at us “head on”.  Rather than damage two vehicles, the driver tried hard to avoid having the other car hit us.  Unfortunately, the all-season tires we were riding on had absolutely no traction, so all we continued to do was slip and slide slowly into the ditch.  There was no way for the other driver to avoid us, and he ended up hitting the back end of the car.  Everyone was okay, and as far as accidents go, it was a very minor one.  But, not only were we shaken up, we had to have the car towed out of the ditch and to a repair shop, and the driver was now responsible for the damage caused to the other car.  We all know how much “minor” repairs to a car’s bumper can cost.  If you don’t, let’s just say, they aren’t cheap!

All I could think of was that we had only been travelling 20KM/HR.  What could have happened if we had been travelling a more “normal” city speed of 60KM/HR?  I didn’t even want to think about that.  This is why it’s important to winterize your vehicle.  You and your family need all the protection you can get from driving on a good set of winter tires.  Winter tires won’t prevent all accidents, but they sure will help you to avoid them if possible.

This accident proved to be the end of my use of all-season tires for winter driving conditions.  From that day on I became a fan, and hardcore supporter, of real winter tires.

Last summer I became the proud owner of a “new to me” car, thanks to my wonderful parents.  I love my car, but as Fall approached, I became focused on the older all-season tires that came with my car.  I just knew they had to go, and long before snow blanketed Ottawa for the first time.


I recently had a brand new set of four Saliun Ice Blazer winter tires installed on my car by the great guys at Frisby Tire in Ottawa.  Sailun Tires first rolled onto the road in 2001, priding themselves on providing consumers with “tires that fit within your budget but also perform”.  Now, 12 years later, Sailun Tires produce over 30 million tires annually, in 50 different countries around the world.  Pretty amazing stats for a company that hasn’t even hit their “teenage” years yet.

“Sailun Tires manufactures and distributes various types of passenger and light truck, medium radial truck, and off-the road tires in all major markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Sailun’s international teams have the ability, knowledge and long term strategies to expand in the tire industry.

Building on real world testing and continuing to develop a motorsports proven product, Sailun will continue to build the most advanced and cost-efficient platform for tire manufacturing and distribution, while utilizing its information technology and substantial research platform to help establish new tire enterprises.”

PTPA Winner Seal

So how did I come to find out about Sailun Tires?  Thanks to the great folks at PTPA (Parent-Tested Parent-Approved), that’s how.  They have been applauding the quality and performance of Sailun Tires for awhile now.  PTPA has even awarded Sailun Tires with their “PTPA Seal Of Approval” – the most publicized and highly recognized award seal in North America.  That’s some pretty amazing recognition for a newer tire company that is up against many other “tire giants” in the tire industry.  Especially since Sailun Tires is the ONLY tire company to receive this award!

Sailun Tires offer 3 different winter snow tires for passenger vehicles:

Sailun IceBlazer WSL2 – Studless Performance Winter Tire

Sailun IceBlazer WST1 – Studdable Winter Tire

Sailun IceBlazer WST2 LT – Studdable Light Truck Winter Tire

I never realized the difference driving with winter tires can make to a vehicle’s performance until I became a hardcore supporter of winter tires.  From the very first time I tried driving with a full set of real winter tires, I could feel the difference.  Don’t believe me? Ask to borrow a friend’s car that is equipped with snow tires.  You’ll see.


You think you don’t need winter tires because your vehicle comes with Traction Control and ABS?  So does my car.  Neither option actually provides more traction – only winter tires can do that.  Traction Control and ABS aren’t going to help you too much if you are riding on tires with poor treads.  Look closely at quality winter tires like my Sailun Ice Blazer winter tires.  They come with special tread designs that allow the tires to dig deep into snow and ice, and stay in contact with the pavement.  What Traction Control and ABS do is work well in conjunction with winter tires, giving you the best possible control over your vehicle in slippery conditions.

The best time to install winter tires on your vehicle? NOW! Winter tires should be installed on your vehicle as soon as temperatures drop below 7 degrees celcius.  In most locations across Canada, that’s “long before the snow flies”.  So don’t wait until you see the white stuff on the ground.  Experts suggest late October/early November as the optimal time to install winter tires in Canada.

Look for the mountain/snowflake symbol on any winter tire you purchase.  Winter tires marked with this special symbol meet specific snow traction performance requirements, and are designed for use in severe winter conditions.

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This winter, I’m trusting Saliun Tires to protect me, my family, and anyone who is a passenger in my car.  That’s a pretty big responsibility, but I am confident Sailun Tires can live up to this responsibility because, when you own a set of Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, they are “With You Through Every Turn”.

You can find more information on the Sailun Tires website.  Please stop by and like Sailun Tires on Facebook and Sailun Tires on Twitter.

I’m pretty excited about my brand new Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires, but I’m even more excited about this!  Thanks to the great folks at Sailun Tires, Canadian Blog House readers get a chance to WIN YOUR VERY OWN SET OF SAILUN ICE BLAZER TIRES!!!  How exciting is that?  This Sailun Ice Blazer Winter Tires giveaway is open to CANADIANS and is set to end on December 5, 2013 at 11:59PM EST.

Here’s all you have to do for your chance to WIN:




 “Disclosure: As a Brand Ambassador with PTPA and Sailun Tires, Canadian Blog House received compensation for my participation. However, all opinions expressed on this blog are my very own.”

  1. December 6, 2013

    mike k

    i have winter tires and replace all my all season tires with them. i bring an ice scrapper in case ice freezes over

  2. December 6, 2013

    Brenda Hall

    We have had 3 times the amount of snow this November where I live and Dec is cold and icy. I got my oil changed and car inspected just before the first major snowfall. It would be nice to win snow tires.

  3. December 6, 2013

    Renee V

    I am so blessed to have a husband who takes care of me, wants me safe. He takes care of all the maintenance on my car.

  4. December 6, 2013


    I really need good winter tires…I live in Winnipeg, and our driving conditions are crazy here in the winter.

  5. December 6, 2013

    Judy Hunting

    I make sure my oil change is done, good wipers, all fluids are topped up.. Unfortunatly snow tires are not in my budget 🙁

  6. December 6, 2013

    Sharon Painter

    Tune up , check tire tread left, my sure caa is up to date and pack the emergency bag for the trunk

  7. December 5, 2013


    Oil Change, Winter Washer Fluid, Winter Tires, Good Snow brush, good to go!

  8. December 5, 2013


    I don’t have winter tires, so far my Pirelli All Seasons have been doing wonderful for me 🙂 although after today’s drive in and getting stuck in the drive way due to the amount of snow, I think i’d be very happy with a new set of winter tires 🙂

  9. December 5, 2013

    wayne werstiuk

    I always prepare for winter by putting snow tires on my vehicle, my wife’s and now my daughters so they have the best traction on snow and especially icy road conditions. Once experienced, you will never drive on all seasons again.

  10. December 5, 2013


    I sure need some new snow tires, would be amazing to win!

  11. December 5, 2013


    I get ready for Winter with a tune up and snow tires installed!

  12. December 5, 2013

    David MacDonald

    winter tires make all the difference!!

  13. December 5, 2013

    William C

    The dealership looks after everything! 🙂

  14. December 5, 2013

    Sabrina Hache

    I get my car ready for winter by installing winter tires on it and always keeping some warm gloves in the car for when my hands get cold from removing the snow!

  15. December 5, 2013


    I always make sure I keep the winter essentials in my truck, such as extra washer fluid, sand, a tow line, blanket, some non perishable food in case of prolonged road closures and quality tires!

  16. December 5, 2013

    Caitlyn Davis

    Tune up done winter tires

  17. December 4, 2013

    Paul D

    I rub my door jams with rubbing alcohol to prevent my doors from freezing shut after freezing rain.

  18. December 4, 2013

    Lorraine Wilson

    check fluids, make sure I have good wipers.

  19. December 4, 2013


    I make an emergence kit for the vehicle

  20. December 4, 2013

    Abiola Afuwape

    Winter windshield wiper fluid. Ice scrape is always in the car. Get some winter tires!

  21. December 4, 2013


    I put my snow tires on, replace my wipers, top up my wiper fluid with -40, throw my ice scraper in the car, and get it rust proofed

  22. December 4, 2013


    Put on the snow tires, pack an emergency kit with blankets extra coat and mitts and socks and food. Pack a shovel and kitty litter.

  23. December 4, 2013


    for winter we get the winter tune ups done. pack extra gloves and blankets into the truck along with a booster pack and cabels

  24. December 4, 2013

    isobel sophie

    change the oil and filter, check the wiper blades and winter windowash fill up, rust proof the car, check the tires and pressure, make sure the snowbrush is in the backseat

  25. December 3, 2013


    I have my husband do it 🙂

  26. December 3, 2013


    Other than basic maintenance snow tires are #1 on the list. But when I look in my wallet they become about #12 on my list. Damn…lol.

  27. December 3, 2013


    I keep the gas tank full.

  28. December 3, 2013


    I am just LOVIN’ all your comments, everyone! They are all very smart and sensible, with a great amount of humour thrown in. Thanks to all of you for your great responses!

  29. December 3, 2013

    William C

    full service at dealership

  30. December 3, 2013


    Son just bought his first vehicle. Would love to see him get snow’s on it this winter.

  31. December 3, 2013


    Winter tires are Sooo important!! Once I became a Mamma, there was no way I’d drive without them! Make all the difference in Canadian winter driving!

  32. December 2, 2013

    Michelle Tripe'de'Roche

    I take my car to the local garage for a tune-up, inclusive of an oil change and a check-up. They’re awesome and check my tires, fix any lights that need changing, etc. 🙂

  33. December 2, 2013

    elaine bolduc

    get out the winter tires and the s.o.s. supplies along with a shovel

  34. December 2, 2013


    My husband gets winter windshield wiper fluid

  35. December 2, 2013


    I would rather pay now than pay dearly later when it comes to good winter tires.

  36. December 1, 2013


    great contest thanks

  37. December 1, 2013

    p. saudino

    I don’t have a car, just ride around in my roomates. These would be great for that car!

  38. December 1, 2013

    melissa gauvin

    i do on last good car cleaning, and make sure i have my winter tires and winter wipers on

  39. December 1, 2013


    Winter tires, shovel, ice scraper, salt, blanket, gloves, mitts, toque, water, nuts to snack on, and cell phone with charger.

  40. December 1, 2013


    I put on winter tires, get scheduled maintenance, and I always keep a blanket in my car.

  41. December 1, 2013

    Tooth Fairy

    To winterize my vehicle I ask my hubby ” please honey can you prepare my care for wintertime? ” I depend on him to go through the checklist and ensure it is ready for winter driving.

  42. November 30, 2013


    Wow – cool contest! Winter tires are so important for safe winter driving!

  43. November 30, 2013

    Chris MacDonald

    I get snow tires installed and and new oil , winter windshield wiper fluid and antifreeze. Plus I put the ice scraper in the car.

  44. November 29, 2013

    Karen Benevento

    As important as it is to have winter/snow tires, if you don’t know how to drive in snowy, winter conditions, all the winter tires in the world will not help you prevent getting into an accident. Having winter tires on your car isn’t a license to forget common sense. Have them on my car, would love to win these for hubby’s car.

  45. November 28, 2013

    Mary Anderson

    Winter tires on and get some winter windshield wiper fluid.

  46. November 28, 2013



  47. November 28, 2013


    Winter tires do make a big difference, plus you need plenty of warm clothing.

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