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?
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