Dealer Tire Announces Significant Investment in SimpleTire


 
 
 
Dealer Tire, LLC, a national leader in replacement tire distribution for automotive dealerships, is making a significant investment in SimpleTire, a Philadelphia-based online tire retailer that has developed an innovative e-commerce platform and network of independent tire distributors. Terms of Dealer Tire's investment were not disclosed.
 
"The business of selling tires continues to evolve," said Scott Mueller, Partner and CEO of Dealer Tire. "We've built our business by consistently driving innovation in the tire distribution business and by providing automotive dealers with the tools and services they need to be successful selling tires. While our core business remains focused on s ...[more]

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Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) Recalls Certain Solus KH16 Tires Affecting the United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
 
 
The following statement was released on April 19, 2018:
 
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) is recalling certain Solus KH16 tires, size P225/65R17 manufactured between 03/26/2017 - 04/01/2017. The tire belts may separate under severe conditions, which can increase the risk of a crash.
 
Kumho will notify owners, and dealers will replace all affected tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 
 
SimpleTire urges anyone who has purchased these tires in the last few years to please ...[more]

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A New Web Page Helps RVers Find Tires For Their Next Adventure


 

A new web page dedicated to helping RV owners find the right tires for their vehicle, launched on our site.
 
The new RV Tires page is designed with RVers in mind and offers a tailored experience for finding quality commercial tires for every RV class and application like Trailer, Drive, Steer, All-Position and more.
 
Users can search RV tires by class and every size, or select from our list of recommended products.
 
“Research into our commercial tire purchasers revealed that we have a significant percentage of customers who are buying tires for their RV," said eCommerce Marketing Manager, John Langan. “To ensure RV customers have the best experience on our site, we’ve applied ...[more]

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A New Search Feature Helps Truck Drivers Find Position Tires


 
A new search filter designed to help truck drivers find the right tires for their truck, has launched on our site.
 
The new position filter is now available on our dedicated commercial tires web page, which allows truck drivers to easily search for specific position tires (steer, drive, trailer, all position) for a more refined search result. Long haul and regional truck drivers will especially benefit from this new feature.
 
In addition to filtering by position, truck drivers can refine their search by brand, tire type, treadlife warranty, speed rating, load index, load range, sidewall types, and run flat.
 
“We are very excited to introduce a new feature that we know our commercial custo ...[more]

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A New Feature Allows Customers to Schedule Tire Installation Online at Time of Purchase


 
SimpleTire launched a new feature that allows customers to schedule their installation appointment on its website.
 
In addition to shipping tires to an installation center of their choice, customers can now schedule their mounting and balancing during the checkout process by selecting an available date and time that fits their schedule. 
 
SimpleTire is the first online tire retailer to offer scheduling services for tire installations. 
 
“We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and offer more convenience to customers while also growing our network’s businesses. From ongoing customer feedback and research, we know that more customers are buying tires online and want to schedule the ins ...[more]

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Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) Recalls Certain Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
 
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The following statement was released on January 3, 2018:
 
Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain Kelly Armorsteel KDA tires, size 11R22.5 Load Range G, manufactured December 4, 2016, to December 17, 2016. The tires do not have the tire size, maximum load rate, speed restriction, number of plies, the word "tubeless" and the load range information marked on both sidewalls. 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 ...[more]

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Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. Recalls Certain Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. (Vogue) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
 
 
The following statement was released on February 7, 2018:
 
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. (Vogue) is recalling certain Signature V tires, sizes 245/40R20, 235/45R17, 225/50R17, 225/45R17, 235/55R17, 245/45R17 and 235/65R18, and Signature V SCT tires, sizes 285/45R22, 275/55R20. These tires have incomplete Tire Identification number (TIN) codes on the intended outboard sidewalls in that they are missing date codes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles." Missing T ...[more]

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SimpleTire Receives Recognition From Drexel LeBow Analytics 50


 

In its second year honoring organizations for their distinction in analytics, The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 recognized SimpleTire as a 2017 honoree among other respected companies like Adobe, The North Face, Starbucks, QVC, AccuWeather, The Vanguard Group and others.

The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 is a national recognition of analytics innovation honoring 50 organizations using analytics to solve business challenges. Connecting academia and industry, the initiative's goals is to share best practices while identifying innovative analytics solutions across industries.

Honorees were selected by a panel of researchers and practitioners who judged nominations based on the complexity of the business challenge, the analytics solution implemented, and the solution's business impact on th ...[more]

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SimpleTire Supports Humanitarian Efforts Through Rotary


In an effort to support communities in need, SimpleTire has donated $3,000 to Rotary Club of Bombay and Mumbai Mahimone of Rotary's international clubs dedicated to serving communities in India in various service based projects.

Rotary is a non-government international organization comprised of over a million people engaged in humanitarian efforts worldwide. SimpleTire's donation will support Rotary in increasing the scope and reach of its humanitarian projects to help aid a large section of underprivileged communities in Indi ...[more]

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Recalls Certain Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
                                  
 
 
The following statement was released on January 4, 2018:
 
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires, sizes P215/70R14, P225/70R14 and P225/70R15, Cornell 1000 tires, size P235/75R15, El Dorado Golden Fury GFT tires, size P205/75R15, Futura GLS Super Sport tires, size P225/70R14, Mastercraft Avenger G/T tires, size P225/70R14, Mastercraft MC-440 tires, siz ...[more]

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