The new ultra-high performance Sumitomo HTR Z5 tire is available now in 54 Y-rated sizes ranging from 17 to 20 inches.
As tire dealers all over the country work to adapt to the pressures of online tire sales, the looming question about Amazon.com Inc. in the market is price. John Healy and his team took a look at that, too. They compiled a list of 53 tires based on Consumer Reports’ rankings of the top performance all-season tires, all-season light truck tires, and all-season SUV tires.
Then, they compared those tire prices across four online platforms: Amazon, TireRack, TireBuyer and Monro.
Sometimes, the prices were fairly even. The Michelin Defender LTX M/S, in size 265/65R17, was sold for $204.99 from three retailers, while Monro listed it for $215.99. Other times, there was a noticeable spread. The Hankook Dynapro HT in size 265/65R17 ranged from $125.94 (Amazon), $142.95 (TireBuyer), $154.99 (Monro) to $162.79 (TireRack.)
Here’s a look at the average prices across the three tire categories for each retailer.
|Performance all-season tires: 215/55R17||All-season light truck tires: 265/65R17||All-season SUV tires: 225/65R17|
In the last 12 months, Monro Inc. has added nearly 100 locations to its independent retail and commercial tire dealership. In the last three years, it has added 164 outlets.
Success in a tire bay, as in any workplace, starts with mastering the basics. We’ve gathered tips from four tire equipment manufacturers to solve these everyday mistakes.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is offering a summer rebate for consumers through August.
Tire Industry Association (TIA) members will elect four of the 11 candidates to serve terms on the TIA board. Voting ends on Sept. 1, 2019.
Tire Discounters Inc. has opened a store in Plainfield, Ind., part of the greater Indianapolis area. This is the third Indy-area store for the tire dealer to open in less than two months.
Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) has hired Jeremy Guy as eastern region sales director to help the group manage and expand its footprint.
If you woke up with a sharp pain in your side, it’s not likely you would forget about calling your doctor and look instead for a salesperson to help ease the pain. But it may surprise you to know the roles of doctors and salespeople are more similar than you think.
KYB Americas Corp. employees discussed issues threatening the automotive industry with U.S. Senator Todd Young during his tour of the KYB manufacturing plant in Franklin, Ind.
Two Continental tire dealers raided a prize warehouse, and during a one-minute dash they loaded up more than $29,000 in prizes. The winners: Eavers Tire Pros and Wayne Winders, an outside sales representative at Industrial Tire Service.
For the first time , Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. is offering an LT metric-sized tire with an F load range rating in an all-season pattern: the new NT420V.
Nokian Tyres plc has boosted storage capacity by 40,000 tires and extended its next-day delivery service to the western U.S. with the opening of a new warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pirelli Tire North America Inc. says the updated Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II features a new tire compound and a larger, rebalanced contact patch for better wet braking and handling.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 24,000 tires sold under the Cooper and Mastercraft brands, as well as tires produced for Big O Tires and Les Schwab Tire Centers.
One of the fastest growing independent retail tire chains is at it again. Tire Discounters Inc. has opened a second location in the metro Indianapolis area, upping its store count to 121.