MTD - Hot Wire Thursday Edition
March 15, 2018
News & Articles
Why Satisfying the Tire-Buying Customer Is So Vital

There are more than 29,000 independent tire dealerships in the U.S., and I like to think they all care about satisfying the customer. But every once in a while, I hear about a store manager taking advantage of a customer.

Government Lowers Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires

The U.S. Department of Commerce has completed its first review of the 2015 tariffs on passenger and light truck tires imported from China. The result: lower rates — but not for everybody.

Mavis Is At It Again: Sun Tire Is the Latest Acquisition

Mavis Tire Supply Corp. has purchased Sun Tire and Automotive Services, an 11-store chain based out of Jacksonville, Fla.

New Uniroyal Tiger Paw UHP and Laredo AWT Have Longer Mileage Warranties

Michelin North America Inc. has added the ultra-high-performance Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 and the all-terrain Laredo AWT 3 to the Uniroyal brand.

U.S. Tire Makers Ask President Trump to Reconsider Steel Tariff

Leaders of 10 tire makers with production facilities in the U.S. have sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to rethink the 25% tariff on imported steel, saying the measure would have a significant and negative impact on their business.  

GRI Has New Forklift Tire and Skid Steer Tire for the U.S. Market

Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) has introduced a skid steer tire and forklift tire to the U.S. market.

Pirelli Puts on a Show in Geneva

It's a bit of an understatement to say Pirelli & Cie SpA likes the Geneva International Motor Show. Pirelli tires are installed on 60% of the prestige cars at the show, as well as a quarter of the premium vehicles.  

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