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Tireco adds Nankang SV-2 all-weather tire

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Nankang SV-2 SummerSnow Nankang Rubber Tire Corp.

GARDENA, Calif. (April 4, 2014) — Import and private brand distributor Tireco Inc. is adding the Nankang SV-2 SummerSnow, a winter-optimized all-weather tire, to its lineup.

The Nankang SV-2, produced by Taiwan’s Nankang Rubber Tire Corp., combines true winter traction (Alpine marked) and all-season durability with a 40,000-mile warranty, Tireco claims.

The line launches with 48 sizes, covering 13- to 19-inch rim diamters in metric, touring and CUV fitments, ranging from 175/70R13 to 255/50R19. It is UTQG rated to 520AA, boasts a directional tread design for improved handling, has a 3-D siping pattern for enhanced wear and traction and a tread compounding optimized for both winter and summer performance, the company said.

The SV-2 is designed to enhance and extend dealers’ winter tire sales, Tireco said, and minimize the impact of the unpredictable winter conditions experienced in North America.

Gardena-based Tireco is the exclusive distributor of Nankang-band tires in North American and Westlake-brand tires in the U.S. Its proprietary brands include Geostar, Milestar, Nanco, Tracgard and Geotrac.

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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

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