Sumitomo Rubber Industries Inc. announced that subsidiary Falken Tire Corp. has been awarded a contract from Chrysler Group LLC to supply Falken's Ziex ZE914 Ecorun for the 2015 Jeep Compass and Patriot Built-Up Export (BUX) models.
TBC Corp. celebrated its newest Tire Kingdom outlet in Jacksonville, Fla., with weekend-long grand opening festivities Aug. 23-25, 2014. TBC operates 18 Tire Kingdom stores in the Jacksonville market and 258 Tire Kingdom stores in Florida.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC announced its “Tire Stacks and Greenbacks” promotion will award up to a $70 Visa gift card to consumers who purchase four qualifying General tire brand passenger or light truck tires through Oct. 3, 2014.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA), has sent comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Docket Office regarding a notice of proposed rulemaking for tire identification and recordkeeping.
There seems to be love and hate relationships when it comes to run-flat tires (RFT). Auto manufacturers love offering the selling point of better fuel economy due to the lighter vehicle weight that run-flats offer by eliminating a spare tire. Consumers hate the high cost to replace original equipment run-flats and are struggling with their comfort level. Tire makers are caught in the middle.
Balancing all wheel positions, including trailer tires, has been documented to increase fuel economy by 1% to 2%, according to Derek Forney, marketing coordinator, International Marketing Inc. (IMI). “In fact, nearly half of a truck’s fuel efficiency related to tires comes from the trailer,” says Forney.