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Defining Safe Used Tires: Fear of the Unknown May Eliminate Them From the Aftermarket

Defining Safe Used Tires: Fear of the Unknown May Eliminate Them From the Aftermarket

Now that my father has been out the tire business for almost a decade, he’s learning all kinds of interesting details regarding our after hours activities at the shop when we were kids. One of my personal favorites was the practice of strategically positioning scrap tires in the scrap tire trailer so they could be easily retrieved and installed on a friend’s car.
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A New Level of Urgency Over Tire Safety

A New Level of Urgency Over Tire Safety

Every year the UK-based National Tyre Dealers Association (NTDA) holds its enthusiastically attended conference which from experience I have always considered to be a reliable measure of what is happening in the tire industry — not just in the UK but throughout Europe as the two markets are closely linked.
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Used Tire Problems Continue in Europe

Used Tire Problems Continue in Europe

It would be true to say that Europe has something of a tire crisis at the moment. No, it has nothing to do with inexpensive Chinese imports or, in fact, new tire prices. The main problem right now is trying to ensure the tires on drivers’ vehicles are actually fit for purpose.
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TyreAware Campaign Rolls Out Across Europe

TyreAware Campaign Rolls Out Across Europe

Tire manufacturers from around the world have long been criticized for not paying enough attention toward how their products are presented and sold to the end user by tire dealers. However, recently I have heard about an enterprising scheme in Europe that just may change this perception and attitude in the future.
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Europe is Definitely Under Pressure

Europe is Definitely Under Pressure

Anyone involved in the tire industry, whatever part of the world you live in, knows and understands that tire pressure is an extremely important issue when it comes to safe driving. However, try telling that to the average European driver who, it seems from recent market surveys, completely ignores the dangers of driving on under-inflated tires.
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