Consumer Tires


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The DT-50 and DT-50A include a swing-arm design and steel clamps to handle 12-inch to 16-inch wheels, including low-profile and run-flat beads.
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Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. has acquired Tireman Auto Service Centers, which further expands Belle Tire's presence in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.

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In cold weather, all types of vehicles use more fuel, but EVs have a harder time than others.
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How to Speak the EV Language

Feb. 17, 2023
An important part of taking care of electric vehicle owners is knowing and understanding the terms associated with battery range. And that starts with understanding how the U....

Trimax Adds to Winter Tire Offerings

Feb. 20, 2023
Two new products from Trimax Tire - including the company's first all-weather offering and a dedicated winter tire - will hit the market in 2023. The company also is adding new...
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The new tire has V-shaped tread blocks and 3-D siping to perform in snowy, icy or wet conditions and also holds the 3-Peak Mountain-Snowflake symbol. It comes in over 60 sizes and is made for wheel diameters ranging from 14-inches to 20-inches.

Sailun Tire Puts New WSTX Ice Blazer to the Test

Feb. 14, 2023
Sailun Tire Americas is promoting its new passenger and light truck winter tire, the Ice Blazer WSTX, which is available exclusively in Canada.
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California wants feedback from tire dealers on the potential impact of consumer tire fuel efficiency regulations.

California Moves Closer to Tire Fuel Efficiency Mandate

Feb. 14, 2023
A consumer tire fuel efficiency mandate should not come at the expense of California’s independent tire dealers and their customers.
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Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. has opened a new store in Huntley, Ill.

Belle Tire Opens 15th Store in Illinois

Feb. 10, 2023
Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. has opened a store in Huntley, Ill., the company's 15th outlet in "The Prairie State." The new store spans 10,000 square feet and has 10 service bays...

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The ERANGE EV 'strategically addresses the need for tires that enhance EV and hybrid performance, help increase range and deliver a quiet and comfortable driving experience,' according to TBC officials.

Sailun's ERANGE EV Tire Now Available Through TBC

Feb. 9, 2023
TBC Corp. is now distributing Sailun Tire Americas' ERANGE EV tire through its TBC Brands, NTW, Midas, Big O Tires, Tire Kingdom and National Tire & Battery networks.

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Kumho Updates Solus Line With TA51a

Feb. 6, 2023
The new Solus TA51a from Kumho Tire USA is designed to offer drivers of sedans, crossovers and SUVs alike a quiet, comfortable ride.


Tire Discounters Acquires Skip Cottrell's Tire in Kentucky

Feb. 6, 2023
Tire Discounters Inc. has acquired Skip Cottrell's Tire, which is based in West Somerset, Ky. The purchase gives Tire Discounters 16 stores in the greater Lexington, Ky., market...

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Retail consumer tire sellout trends are moderating, says Healy.
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Are Sellout Trends Starting to Moderate?

Feb. 3, 2023
Our recent conversations with tire dealers leave us with the view that retail sellout trends have lost a bit of steam year-over-year. Sellout trends moved lower in December 2022...

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According to Toyo officials, the Celsius II tread pattern utilizes two designs – the outer tread carries all-season attributes for wet and dry performance, maintaining traction from the balance of sipe density and interlocking multi-wave sipes. The inside tread utilizes more winter-focused characteristics for ice and snow traction with high sipe density and zigzag-shaped tread blocks.

Toyo Releases Celsius II All-Weather Tire

Feb. 1, 2023
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo Celsius II all-weather touring tire, which will replace the company's existing Celsius and Celsius CUV tire models.


Monro Prepares For Another Acquisition

Jan. 31, 2023
In its recently published financials. Monro Inc. said that it “has executed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire four additional stores in Iowa and one additional ...

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Other key features of the M863 lineup include stone rejector platforms to help prevent stones from piercing belt layer; block sipes to promote traction; stabilizing tie bars to reduce block squirm and extend tire life; wide grooves for water to move through easier; and more.
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Bridgestone Introduces M863 Truck Tire

Jan. 31, 2023
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has introduced the M863 all-position radial tire designed for increased durability for on- and off-highway fleets. The M863 was made for tough trucks...

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Winners of the Golden Tire Iron competition, Nina and Matt, stand with their regional director, Scott Clayton, after changing a set of four tires in eight minutes and 48 seconds.

Belle Tire Contest Shows Appreciation for Techs

Jan. 27, 2023
How fast do you think it would take your best tire technicians to change a set of four tires? Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. knows the answer to that question thanks to its recent...

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Monro Inc.'s tire sales grew by 8% and sales generated by auto maintenance services jumped 7% on a year-over-year basis.

Monro Reports Latest Financial Results

Jan. 26, 2023
Monro Inc.'s sales decreased 1.9% to $335.2 million during the company's third quarter due to the sell-off of its "wholesale tire and distribution assets," according to Monro ...

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Will consumer tire demand rebound in 2023? That depends on several factors.
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MTD Facts Issue: U.S. Replacement PLT Shipments Fell in 2022

Jan. 25, 2023
Reflecting the general drop in consumer demand that began around the middle of the year, United States replacement passenger and light truck tire shipments declined during 2022...

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Belle Tire continues to grow its presence in the greater Chicago, Ill., area.

Belle Tire Opens 14th Location in Chicago Market

Jan. 25, 2023
Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. opened a new location in Bloomingdale, Ill. in early-January. The store is Belle Tire's 14th outlet in the greater Chicago area.

'To say that supply and demand dynamics over the last 24 to 36 months have been unpredictable would be an understatement,' says Healy.
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Pricing, Supply Chain Challenges Carry Over Into 2023

Jan. 23, 2023
Are challenges like the supply chain crisis and price increases finally in the rear-view mirror? Not necessarily, says John Healy, who tracks the domestic tire industry for Northcoast...

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'The new website showcases Fortune Tires' commitment to quality and safety,' say Prinx officials.

Prinx Unveils New Website for Fortune Brand

Jan. 20, 2023
Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc. has launched a new website,, that highlights its Fortune brand and product line and "showcases Fortune Tires' commitment...

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Nokian has plans to manufacture light truck tires at its Dayton, Tenn., plant.

More on Nokian's Plans to Produce LT Tires in U.S.

Jan. 20, 2023
A major investment at Nokian Tyres plc's Dayton, Tenn., plant will enable the company to build light truck tires there later this year. Tommi Heinonen, Nokian's vice president...

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The Dueler All-Terrain AT002 'is the world's first-ever supercar all-terrain tire to feature run-flat technology,' according to Bridgestone officials.

Lamborghini Picks Bridgestone For Huracan Sterrato

Jan. 19, 2023
Bridgestone Americas Inc. will exclusively supply its new Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain AT002 for the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato.

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As part of the 12 Days of Kindness campaign, an elf was seen wandering around the Chapel Hill Tire locations to promote the event.

Chapel Hill Tire Wraps Up Christmas Campaign

Jan. 13, 2023
Throughout the month of December, Chapel Hill Tire, a 10-location dealership in Chapel Hill, N.C., helped customers through its 12 Days of Kindness campaign.

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Nokian plans to manufacture light truck tires at its Dayton, Tenn., plant this year.
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Nokian to Invest $174 Million in Plant, New Distribution Center

Jan. 11, 2023
Nokian Tyres plc is investing $174 million to expand capacity at its plant in Dayton, Tenn., and build a 60,000-square-foot distribution center there. The investment will allow...

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'Your salespeople also need to be aware of aftermarket vehicle modifications and how they can impact performance,' says Van Batenburg.

Why Tires Are Key to Optimizing EV Performance

Jan. 10, 2023
The tires you sell and install on any electric vehicle need to provide traction that’s as good or better than what the original equipment tire provides. The same goes for rolling...