Toyo 'nano' process could cut truck/bus tire rolling resistance
HYOGO, Japan — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is heralding an advancement in rubber compounding technology that it claims will yield measurable reductions in rolling resistance in truck tires.
OTHER VIEWS: Think of winter tires as year-long business
For those in Snow Belt areas, the winter tire season represents a time where the advent of November begins the silly season as winter preparation and new tire sales keep technicians and cash registers happy.
Texas appeals court rejects lawsuit against tire worker, dealer
HOUSTON — A Texas state appeals court has upheld a lower court's judgment that a personal injury suit against a tire worker and his place of employment cannot go forward because it violated the statute of limitations.
ACA, business groups allied against tariffs on China-made goods
WASHINGTON — The Auto Care Association is among 45 trade associations that are asking President Trump to not levy tariffs against goods imported from China.
OUR VIEW: Explaining the merits of winter tires
With the time around the corner for dealers to order winter tires for next season, perhaps this is a good time to begin thinking about how to begin to change a consumer's mind about the value of the products.
Rep. Dingell: Auto makers, suppliers must unite to protect fuel economy standards
WASHINGTON — All stakeholders in the auto industry must unite to ensure the U.S. remains a leader in fuel economy innovation, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., told attendees at a policy briefing organized by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers...
OTHER VIEWS: Trump bump provides economic boost
Much has been written, both positive and negative, about the Trump Effect and whether it is real or imagined. But in terms of economic growth, connections can be made with his administration's policies.
TIA seeks nominations for board of directors
BOWIE, Md. — May 7 is the deadline for members in good standing of the Tire Industry Association to submit nominations for its 2018-19 board of directors.
Kuraray's liquid rubber enhances ice grip
TOKYO — Specialty chemicals producer Kuraray Co. Ltd. has developed a reactive liquid rubber that it claims can be used in tread compounds to enhance the ice-grip performance of winter tires.
Pennsylvania tire shop operator George Fritz dies at 72
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — George Fritz, owner and operator of Kershaw and Fritz Tire Service Inc. of Doylestown, died on March 14. He was 72.
Falken gains OE fitment on Mitsubishi CUV
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has selected the Falken Sincera SN250A All-Season as an OE fitment on its 2018 Eclipse Cross crossover vehicle.
Pirelli World Challenge grows with addition of TCR class
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pirelli Tire North America's engagement as the tire supplier for the Pirelli World Challenge road-racing series has grown since last season with the addition of a new class, the TCR production-based touring car category.
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How would you characterize your shop's experience with winter tires?
|We are selling a lot more, especially when the weather is bad||
31% (26 votes)
|We aren't selling many of them.||
14% (12 votes)
|We only sell them if a customer asks.||
19% (16 votes)
|The climate is not conducive here for winter tires.||
36% (30 votes)
|Total votes: 84|