Giti expands Champiro line

Giti expands Champiro line

Giti Tire Group has added a UHP tire to its Champiro line for drivers of performance coupes, sedans and SUVs in the North American market. The new tire is backed by a 45,000-mile limited tread wear warranty and will be available in 38 V, W, and Y speed-rated sizes for 15- to 20-inch size rims. A new compound improves grip in high and low temperatures and wet and light snow conditions. Read more.

Nitto adds two tires to the Grappler line

Nitto adds two tires to the Grappler line

Nitto says the new Exo Grappler AWT (pictured) is a cross between an all-terrain and a mud terrain tire suitable for heavy-duty uses while meeting the demands of truck enthusiasts for a tire that is more aggressive than the traditional all-terrain product. Nitto has also introduced the Terra Grappler G2, its first all-terrain tire with a mileage warranty. Read more.

Discount Tire s Bruce Halle is our 2014 Tire Dealer of the Year

Discount Tire's Bruce Halle is our 2014 Tire Dealer of the Year

Bruce Halle, founder and chairman of Discount Tire, is Modern Tire Dealer’s 2014 Tire Dealer of the Year. With 887 stores and 17,000 employees in 28 states, he is the largest independent tire dealer in the country. For more information, click on this link. If you want to know how he became No. 1, read all about it in our September issue -- or, if you haven't received it yet, check out our digital edition!

Black’s Tire raises nearly $86,000 for North Carolina youth

Black’s Tire raises nearly $86,000 for North Carolina youth

To help celebrate 85 years in business, Black's Tire & Auto Service raised a record $85,934 at its annual golf outing to benefit Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. The tournament was held Sept. 5 at Long Bay Golf Club in Longs, S.C., with 125 participants. "We are proud to lend our support to the efforts of the Homes,” says Ricky Benton, owner. Read more.


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