The Hakkapeliitta 9 from Nokian features two kinds of studs to handle varying driving conditions.

Nokian Unleashes the Hakkapeliitta 9

Nokian Tyres plc is bringing a new Hakkapeliitta tire to the winter tire market in 2017. Actually, it's offering two: the Hakkapeliitta 9 for passenger cars, and the Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV.

John Baratta, left and Gordon Knapp celebrate the career of outgoing CEO Gary Garfield (screen).

BATO Lays Out Its Plans for Firestone and Bridgestone in 2017

New tire lines, increased marketing and sales support for dealers, and a “doubling down” on a consumer focus were the major highlights made during the Bridgestone Consumer Tire Business Meeting held last week in Los Angeles. Company officials said roughly 200 dealers were in attendance.

The Radar RW 5 is available initially in 30 sizes, and many are available with the capacity to carry heavy loads.

Omni United Adds a Winter Tire Line: the Radar RW 5

The latest winter tire offering from Omni United (S) Ptd. Ltd., the Radar RW 5, fits passenger cars, CUVs, and SUVs, and is made from a silica tread compound designed to give extra grip on snowy, slushy, and wet roads.

Keith Warning changes tires on a customer's car at Dunn Tire in Williamsville, N.Y. Most of the dealership's overnight winter tire service is for changeovers, but Robert Clark says 30% is the installation of new tires.

Winter Tire Service Leaves Dunn Tire Up All Night

Dunn Tire LLC hasn’t let a mild winter stand in the way of expanding its winter tire services. In November 2014 the Buffalo, N.Y.-based dealer experimented with a new overnight winter tire service at one store in the Syracuse, N.Y., area. This season, the service was expanded to five stores.

Hankook says its winter tire testing facility in Ivalo, Finland will be ready by December 2016. This is a rendering of a building on the site.

Hankook to Build a Winter Tire Testing Site in Finland

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is establishing its own European winter tire testing facility in Ivalo, Finland, some 300 km/h north of the polar circle. The company has recently signed a contract to build the facility with the Finnish tire testing company Test World Oy next to their own testing area Mellatracks.

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