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Tire Factory dealers will rebrand and join Point S

Tire Factory dealers will rebrand and join Point S

More than 200 tire stores across the western U.S. will change their name as Tire Factory Inc. partners with Point S, an international network of independent tire and car service dealers. Eric Gill, chairman of the Tire Factory Board, likens the deal to when five tire dealers started Tire Factory as a way to save their customers money and combine purchases. “Today, 157 owners are doing the same thing on a bigger scale.” Read more.

Kenda adds all-season Klever S/T for SUVs and CUVs

Kenda adds all-season Klever S/T for SUVs and CUVs

Kenda USA is releasing the first six sizes of its Klever S/T, a tire for SUV and CUVs. Tire dealers can place orders beginning June 1 for the latest product in the Kenda Klever lineup. Designed to offer a long tread life, maximum comfort and reliable performance in wet and snowy conditions, Kenda says it will add 24 sizes in early 2016. Read more.

The Uniroyal giant tire is 50

The Uniroyal giant tire is 50

Uniroyal Brand Manager Ray Fischenich poses with the Uniroyal Tiger mascot in front of the Giant Tire, the largest tire model ever built. The giant tire stands at Uniroyal’s sales office in Allen Park, Mich. It is the largest tire model ever built, standing 80 feet tall and weighing 12 tons. Before it became a symbol of Uniroyal, the tire was a Ferris wheel for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in New York. Read more.

General Grabber HTS60 is ready for August delivery

General Grabber HTS60 is ready for August delivery

Durability, performance and comfort are hallmarks of the General Grabber line, but the newest offering, the Grabber HTS60, adds to those benefits. The HTS60 is replacing the HTS, and it offers a 25% improvement in tread wear compared to its predecessor. The Grabber HTS60 also comes with a 65,000 limited mileage warranty. Read more.

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