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Pricing and Sizing: High-Value-Added Tires and More

Tire manufacturers continue to see high-value-added (HVA) tires as the way to increased profitability. Need proof? According to the Tire & Rim Association, there are 65 18-inch sizes, more than any other rim diameter.

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Tire Pricing: A Taboo Topic

When tire dealers get together in an open forum, they can talk about almost anything. Stiff competition. Eroding or improving supplier-dealer relationships. The effect low-cost Chinese tires are having on their businesses.

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And the Most Popular Tire Sizes in the U.S. in 2016 Were...

High-value-added passenger tires is the buzz phrase in the tire industry right now. Also known as HVA tires, they are defined by some companies as tires 17 inches and above in size, by others 18 inches and above. Either way, they are trending upward.

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Industry Analyst Says Demand Is Strong in March

Demand for replacement tires was “fairly solid” in March, according to Nick Mitchell, senior vice president and research analyst at Northcoast Research Holdings LLC. He bases his assessment on the results from the monthly Northcoast Research Tire Demand Index.

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