Nexen Tire adds Roadian Mud Terrain Xtreme tire to its portfolio

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Nexen Tire announced the launch of the Roadian MTX (Mud Terrain Xtreme), a versatile mud-terrain tire that is suitable for both on-and off-road driving. This tire has been enhanced to maximize load and towing capabilities without sacrificing any of the ruggedness or on-highway driving comfort that is expected from the Roadian line of tires.

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NHTSA urged to order Chrysler Pacifica recall because of stalling

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A consumer-advocacy group is calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate complaints of stalling in 2017 Chrysler Pacificas and order a recall of 150,000 of the vehicles. The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety issued a news release Monday saying more than 50 people have reported that their Pacifica minivans have stalled without warning and said the center has filed a petition with NHTSA requesting the recall.

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Zeetex Releases New All-Season Tire

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Zeetex has announced the release of the ZT4000 4S all-season tire. The ZT4000 is designed to perform well even in the harshest conditions.

The tread pattern is specially engineered with all-weather compounds to help ensure outstanding performance and safety year-round. The tire has also been tested in subzero temperatures (down to -7 degrees C) and is designed for strong performance in severe winter conditions.

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Goodyear contract extension with NASCAR

NASCAR and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a renewed sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the exclusive tire of NASCAR’s top three national series.

The newly signed agreement continues Goodyear’s designation as the “Official Tire of NASCAR” and extends an uninterrupted relationship that started in 1954. Goodyear and NASCAR’s six decades of partnership is one of the longest-running sponsor programs in any sport. In addition, Goodyear has been the exclusive tire supplier for the sanctioning body’s top three series since 1997.

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TTI Awards open for nominations!

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Nominations have opened for the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence – the world’s biggest celebration of endeavor in the field of tire development and manufacturing. Nominations are open in the following five categories until December 1, 2017:

Environmental Achievement of the Year

In recognition of environmental advances in the tire industry

Tire Technology of the Year

In recognition of important advances in technology

Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

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Falken Tire picked as OE supplier for new Volkswagen Polo

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Falken Tires has announced that it was selected as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo. Available October 2017, the brand will supply its premium tire models AZENIS FK453, SINCERA 832AECORUN, ZIEX ZE914A ECORUN and winter tire EUROWINTER HS449 for factory fitting.

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Toyo Tires unveils 20-inch Proxes Rr Dot competition tire

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Toyo Tires is rolling out six new sizes of its Proxes RR DOT competition tire including the first 20-inch sizes in the two-groove DOT competition tire segment.

The Toyo Proxes RR is designed for dry tracks. With consistent lap times and predictable handling, it is ideal for NASA and SCCA road racing, track days and high-performance driving schools.

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Discount Tire Offers Drivers Tire Safety Tips For Winter

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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Did you know that at 45 degrees you can begin to see your breath? And that very same temperature is when the all-season tires on your car can start to lose traction and grip? As temperatures begin to drop in Pennsylvania, the neighborhood…

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Toyo Tires, National Auto Sport Association launches GT Challenge

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Toyo Tires and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced the creation of the Toyo Tires GT Challenge. This new class features equally prepared Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport and GT4 Clubsport MR race cars competing on 18-inch Toyo Proxes RR DOT competition tires. The inaugural race will take place during the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance.

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Michelin acquires tire pressure control companies

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Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has acquired two European tire pressure control systems suppliers as part of its bid to become a “total solutions provider” in the agriculture segment and improve its central tire inflation systems (CTIS).

The French tire maker announced 13 Nov that it had acquired German PTG Tire Inflation Systems and France-based Téléflow SAS, both specialised in tire pressure control systems which allow users to monitor and adapt tire pressures according to the terrain and conditions of use.

The move, explained the…

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