Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will supply Comfort A1 all-season tires in two sizes from its Chester County, S.C., plant for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.
Michael Gatto, who started Gatto's Tires and Auto Service in Melbourne, Fla., in 1970, died on Feb. 11, 2019. He was 93.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. posted net income of 35.6 billion yen on net sales of 650.2 billion yen for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. That compares to income of 40.0 billion yen on sales of 646.3 billion yen in fiscal 2017.
Norm Affleck, retired CEO and president of Big O Tires Inc., died on Feb. 8, 2019. He was not only a founding dealer member of Big O Tires, but also instrumental in the introduction of the Big O brand 33 years ago.
The new Sumitomo HTR Enhance LX2 from TBC Brands LLC comes in 43 passenger sizes for 15-inch to 22-inch wheels.
Why is the Continental VikingContact 7 replacing two tires? Because its performance is superior to the two Continental tires it is replacing -- the WinterContact SI in North America, and the VikingContact 6 in Europe.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is replacing the Continental WinterContact SI with the Continental VikingContact 7.
Mike Dwyer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s chief customer officer in North America, told dealers their requests inspired the creation of two of Goodyear's new tires. They also were the cause of the addition of key sizes to the Wrangler Fortitude HT line.
The new Hakkapeliitta LT3 is a premium winter tire with stainless steel studs tailored for heavy-duty use. Nokian Tyres plc says the new stud concept provides extreme grip on slippery conditions and resists corrosion caused by road salt.
The newest addition to the Bridgestone family of Blizzak winter tires is the WS90. It will be available to authorized Bridgestone dealers beginning in May 2019.
Falken Tire Corp. has expanded its road hazard protection warranty to cover 11 replacement tire lines for new purchases made after Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019.
The new Kenetica Touring A/S KR217 is designed to combine the comfort and ride of a touring tire with exceptional wet and dry handling.
Max Finkelstein Inc. has opened its second distribution center in Virginia. The new DC is located outside of Richmond, Va., in Colonial Heights.