Falken, Dunlop and Goodyear Tires Included in Recall
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November 20, 2019
Top 5 News
1. Falken, Dunlop and Goodyear Tires Included in Recall

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. used an incorrect rubber compound during three separate production runs, and as a result the tire maker is recalling the Falken-, Dunlop- and Goodyear-brand tires with that compound. More than half of the tires were sold to an original equipment manufacturer.  

2. Kumho Targets Mud-Terrain Segment with Road Venture MT71

Kumho Tire USA Inc. is taking aim at the growing mud-terrain light truck tire segment with its new Road Venture MT71, which the company introduced during a ride-and-drive event near Moab, Utah.

3. Nexen Celebrates Its ‘Outpost in North America for R&D’

Nexen Tire Corp. capped off a year of expansion projects around the globe with the grand opening of a $5 million tire technology center in northeast Ohio on Nov. 13.

4. Toyo Will Continue to Tap 'Influencers'

"Influence the influencers" will be Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.'s mantra as it continues to build purchase intent among consumers, Tim Chaney, the company's vice president of marketing, told Modern Tire Dealer during last week's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

5. GB Auto Service Has Deals 'in the Works'

What is GB Auto Service Inc. up to as the year winds down? When last we checked, it was ranked No. 14 on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 list of top independent retail tire dealers in the U.S.

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2. Take Action Now to 'Recession-Proof' Your Business

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3. The Biggest Trend in Retailing: Mobile Tire Service

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4. Timeless Advice From Past Tire Dealer of the Year Award Winners

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5. ‘The Retread Will Become the New Tier 4’: Tariffs Create Cautious Optimism Among Retreaders

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