2012/2013 Winter Test Season: Smithers
Winter Test Center is gearing up for the 2012/2013 winter test season.
Construction of the winter tracks begins in mid November with some
tracks ready for testing by mid December. We are currently
scheduling groups for the upcoming season.
Some of our clients have asked us to help them in getting an early jump
on their winter testing by traveling with them to remote locations such
as Finland and Northern Canada. With a few years of experience behind us
now we may be able to help your test group in getting an early jump on
the winter test season. If you’re interested feel free to give us a
Please Contact Doug VanArnam or Sean Connolly for 2012/2013 scheduling information.
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Phone: (330) 297-1495
Fax: (330) 297-0038
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Phone: (330) 762-7441 x1142
Proving Grounds Information
concepts and theories will always remain just that until tested in real
world conditions. This is especially true in the transportation industry,
where it is critical that the design and performance of vehicles and their
components be evaluated and verified through testing that duplicates
conditions encountered in actual use. Smithers Winter Testing
Center can fulfill an almost unlimited array of winter testing needs.
Located in northern Michigan, Smithers Winter Testing Center is ideal
for conducting performance evaluations of vehicles, tires and
components under the special challenges of extreme cold and hazardous road
Testing Center is ideal for all types of vehicles and components in harsh
winter climatic conditions.
Vehicle durability and component
- Tire testing
- Cold weather power train
- Snow-ingestion testing
- Heater/defroster testing
- Fuel system testing
- Antilock brake testing
- Cold-start testing
- Power steering evaluation
In addition to the extensive
outdoor testing facilities, the complex includes a well-equipped 20,000-sq. ft.
heated garage and offices. Off-site remote office and garage locations may
be available on request. We can also construct special test surfaces to meet