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Where were you 35 years ago this month? If you were an independent tire dealer, you were probably sitting in your office, wondering what you were going to do with all the extra tires that were clogging up your warehouse. Sound familiar?

In 1974, the tire industry faced many of the same challenges it's facing today, from plummeting demand for tires to massive production realignments.

In his latest "Tire Talk with Mike" blog entry, MTD Senior Editor Mike Manges examines conditions then vs. now, and relays advice to tire dealers that's just as relevant today as it was some three decades ago.

For more, see "Sound familiar? Problems, solutions remain the same 35 years later," in "Tire Talk with Mike," now available on

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