Triangle Tire Recalls Trailer Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Triangle Tire USA (Triangle) has issued a recall on the following tires:

Triangle TR643

The following statement was released on September 6, 2017:

Triangle Tire USA (Triangle) is recalling certain Triangle TR643 tires, sizes ST225/75R15. Due to a manufacturing process error, th ...[more]

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GITI Tire Recalls Primewell Tires affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that GITI Tire (USA) has issued a recall on the following tires:

 

Primewell Valera Touring II

 

 

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Sumitomo Rubber Announces Recall affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC has issued a recall on the following tires:

 

Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W

 

 

The following statement was released on

Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain models of Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W. The affected tires may have porosity (air pockets) in the shoulder region of the tire. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.

Dunlop will notify the retailers and customers and will offer replacement tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2017.

 

SimpleTire urges anyone who has purchased these tires in the last few years to please check the prod ...[more]

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Kenda Rubber Co. Announces Recall affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Kenda Tire and Rubber Company has issued a recall on the following tires:

 Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17.

 

The following statement was released on

Approximately 696 tires were impacted and have the DOT code K3D5ANA5116 and K3D5ANA5216, Kenda said. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at the overlapped steel belt splice. The void can grow under normal use, possibly resulting in a tread separation or a sudden loss of air in the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Kenda will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires  free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2017.

 

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Cooper Announces Recall: Discoverer M+S Sport


It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Cooper has issued a recall on the Discoverer M+S Sport line of tires in the following 14 sizes:

The following statement was released on 2/21/2017:

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has determined that the subject tires do not comply with the requirements of 49 CFR 571.139. The subject tires are marked with the Alpine Symbol, but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires pursuant to the standard. If placed into service, the subject tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in severe snow weather conditions and could potentially increase the risk of a crash. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is recalling all of the tires with the identification number(s) above. The impacted serial weeks are 0110 through 3316. Effectiv ...[more]

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What’s the Proper Air Pressure For My Car


Experts and analysts seem to be in agreement on this: the days of cheap oil are finished. As countries compete with each other for oil on a global market, the price of refined fuel and gasoline in the United States may fluctuate somewhat, but it’s likely to stay above $3/gallon for the foreseeable future. That means that every driver needs to be aware of what they need to do to optimize their gas mileage…and that includes tires.

Proper Inflation

You probably already know that proper inflation is vital to fuel economy, and that underinflated tires will not only drop your gas mileage, but will negatively affect handling and drivability. Underinflated tires are also unsafe, building heat that can compromise a tire’s service life and possibly cause tire failur ...[more]

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The Importance of Rotating Your Tires


Rotating tires is one of the most important (and easiest) things you can do to prolong their service life. But why? Why is it so important?

It’s simple. Front and rear tires wear differently. Parallel parking, cornering, acceleration, three-point turns all put different stresses on the front and rear tires. Not rotating them means that they are going to show different wear patterns, which will affect their tread life and your car’s ride and handling.

Regular rotations mean that your tires will wear more evenly, and will improve your car’s drivability. Chances are you’ll notice a difference in ride and handling with every rotation. So how often should you rotate?

Every other oil change seems like a pretty good rule of thumb (in other words, every 7-10,000 miles). Doing rotations yourself in your ...[more]

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What if I Have Mismatched Tires?


As a general rule, your tires should all have the same tread pattern, construction and size, meaning they should all be the same make, model and age. If they aren’t, you’ll compromise on your car’s control, traction, stability and ride. Mismatched tires could mean tires from different manufacturers, winter tires with all-season tires, run-flat tires with conventional tires or tires with different tread patterns.

Until you can invest in an entire set of tires of the same make and model, and if you’ve only got one mismatched tire in the set, you should put it on the rear. If the tire that had a problem was on the front, take one of your rears and put it on the front to replace it, then put the mismatch tire back on the rear axle. This will probably mean the least impact on handling ...[more]

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Caring for New Tires


Tires are something that most people just do not give a lot of thought to until something goes wrong and it’s time to replace them. The good news is, they don’t really need a lot of maintenance (certainly not as much as your car’s mechanical systems do), and it’s pretty easy to take care of them and get a long service life from them. Ther e are a few things, though, that you do need to keep in mind with your new tires.

  • Watch your driving habits. Obviously, if you regularly mash the gas pedal hard enough to break traction and burn rubber, that will take a lot of life off your tires. Besides that, though, be careful about your braking and cornering habits, and go easy over potholes and railroad tracks; they will all take a toll on your tires.
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