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January 22, 2014

MTD Facts Issue: Size popularity contest

What tire sizes should you keep in inventory? That is a question every tire dealer asks himself or herself regularly.

Each dealership has its own demographics. However, a list of the most popular original equipment tire sizes from two years ago can't hurt in your decision-making.

According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, as published in the 2014 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue, the most popular OE sizes in the United States in 2011 were as follows:

Passenger tires      Light truck tires

1. P215/60R16         1. LT245/75R17

2. P265/70R17         2. LT245/75R16

3. P215/55R17         3. LT 225/75R16

The OE passenger tire numbers changed in 2012. What changed? Was the number one size still P215/60R16?

To find out, check out the Facts Issue, which also looks at the most popular replacement passenger and light truck tire sizes. (Want more? Click here to see our digital edition!)

For more information about the tire industry in 2013, click on this link:

"MTD Facts Issue: Does a retread cost too much?"

Related Topics: Facts Issue, OE tires, RMA, Tire sizes

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