Discount Tire is limiting the services it is offering consumers to "essentials" -- such as flat tire repairs and replacement of unsafe tires.

Discount Tire Closes Some Stores, Limits Services

The nation’s largest independent tire dealer has temporarily shuttered some stores and is limiting the services nationwide it provides to “essential customer needs” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Auto Repair Is Essential, Trade Groups Tell Officials

Six trade associations, including the Tire Industry Association and the Auto Care Association, are calling on government officials to consider the importance of auto repair facilities "in implementing orders to close nonessential businesses as a result of the coronavirus."  

Goodyear says it will suspend tire and chemical manufacturing in its Americas region.

Goodyear Will Shut Down Manufacturing in Americas Region

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will suspend tire and chemical manufacturing in its Americas region through at least April 3 or until further notice “in response to the sudden decline in market demand resulting from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Triangle's plants in China are running at above 90% capacity, says Triangle Tire USA CEO Manny Cicero.

Triangle Plants in China Near Full Capacity

Triangle Tire Tire USA says its four manufacturing plants are now operating near full capacity after a lull created by the Chinese New Year and subsequent coronavirus shutdown.


TIA, Other Trade Groups Press Feds for Relief

The Tire Industry Association, the Auto Care Association and several other trade groups recently sent a letter to government officials asking for small business relief and other assistance.

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