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The WildPeak H/T is also designed to provide a quiet and comfortable ride, says Falken.
September 2, 2014

Falken adds sizes to its WildPeak H/T line

Falken Tire Corp. has expanded market coverage of its WildPeak H/T line with 18 new sizes, including crossover vehicle sizes.

Tags: Crossover tires, Falken WildPeak, Rick Brennan, Tire sizes

August 30, 2014

1,492 Wild Country tires are recalled by Cooper

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18. The tires were manufactured June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014.

Tags: Cooper Wild Country, NHTSA, Tire recall

‘Great Hit’ rebate discounts 6 Hankook tires
August 28, 2014

‘Great Hit’ rebate discounts 6 Hankook tires

Hankook Tire America Corp. announced it is launching its 2014 “Great Hit” mail-in rebate fall promotion that will give consumers the chance to score big deals on six of Hankook’s most popular tires.

Tags: Byeong Jin Lee, Great Hit Rebate, Hankook Tire America Corp., Light Truck Tires, UHP tires

August 27, 2014

New Goodyear Sr. VP of Global Sales & Mktg.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced the appointment of Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales and marketing, effective Sept. 22, 2014.

Tags: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Richard Kellam, Richard Kramer

August 27, 2014

TIA and RMA agree on tire identification rules

The Tire Industry Association (TIA), has sent comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Docket Office regarding a notice of proposed rulemaking for tire identification and recordkeeping.

Tags: NHTSA, RMA, TIA, tire identification rules

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All 17 T- and H-rated sizes of the Snowtrac 5 will be produced at the Vredestein plant in The
August 21, 2014

Apollo Vredestein screens Snowtrac 5  

The hottest tire in the Vredestein lineup is the Snowtrac 5. It’s new, it’s superior to its predecessors, and it meets European and North American winter tire standards for performance.

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bob Ulrich, European tire labeling, Winter tires

Nokian Tyres offers the Flat Run line of run-flat tires for both passenger and SUV vehicles. The
August 19, 2014

Run-flats: what a difference a decade makes  

There seems to be love and hate relationships when it comes to run-flat tires (RFT). Auto manufacturers love offering the selling point of better fuel economy due to the lighter vehicle weight that run-flats offer by eliminating a spare tire. Consumers hate the high cost to replace original equipment run-flats and are struggling with their comfort level. Tire makers are caught in the middle.

Tags: Atturo Tire Corp., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire America Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nokian Tyres Inc., Pirelli Tire North America, Run-flat tires, Sentury Tire Americas, Yokohama Tire Corp.

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases
August 19, 2014

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained healthy in June. From a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.7% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.3% increase in May and a 1.3% increase in April.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

When China and friends took over
August 18, 2014

When China and friends took over  

The year is 2024. Consumer tire imports from China are way down compared to 10 years ago.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial

Cooper Tire’s total advertising spend in 1997, including its association with Arnold Palmer
July 31, 2014

Cooper Tire: 100 years and counting  

Not a single person who helped bring the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to life in 1914 is still alive. There are no eyewitnesses to the events leading up to its creation, or with whom to share insightful stories about its formative years.

Tags: 100 years, Arnold Palmer, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., OE tires

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