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.

 

SimpleTire urges anyone who has purc ...[more]

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Sean Wilson joins SimpleTire to Grow Supplier Relationships


SimpleTire adds Sean Wilson as Director of Supply Chain to the expanding team. He is working with suppliers to help them maximize the volume of orders SimpleTire sends their way.

 

Sean started his career in the tire wholesale industry working for Network Tire, and then moved to the retail side, working for United Tire & Service. Responsibilities included sales, brand development, customer service and store support. The skills he honed in those roles are well suited to working with SimpleTire suppliers.

 

Josh Chalofsky, SimpleTire’s COO, says, “Sean’s understanding of the industry, along with his business talents, are going to be of huge benefit to our supplier network. I am excited to see those relationships grow and expand.”

 

One particularly important element that Sean is focused on is having the fastest delivery in the industry. To enabl ...[more]

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SimpleTire.com Donates Funds to Support Military Families


For the 2017 Memorial Day weekend, SimpleTire.com is helping military veterans and their families by making a charitable financial donation -- 5% of all sales for the days, May 27-29th, is being donated to Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS).

Colonel John D. Folsom, USMCR, founder and president of WWFS says, “The support we receive from SimpleTire is outstanding! Their donation makes a real difference in the lives of military families who have had a member wounded or killed while serving.”

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support to families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed in combat operations. With an “A” rating from CharityWatch.org, WWFS aids military veterans and their families in healing the wounds that med ...[more]

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SimpleTire to offer exclusive deals at Hawkeye Farm Show


SimpleTire is proud to announce it will be exhibiting at the 30th Annual Hawkeye Farm Show on Feb 28 - Mar 2. Stop by booth 562 at the Hawkeye Farm Show at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

SimpleTire.com has over 49,000 SKUs, so shoppers can find any tires they want for farming, forestry, truck and trailer, and passenger vehicles. Because of a unique low-cost, high-volume business model, it also has the best prices available online. SimpleTire is able to provide small businesses and farms with superior, cost effective solutions.

The Hawkeye Farm Show is set to run February 28 through March 2. The show is expected to bring over 20,000 AG producers from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

SimpleTire uses data and technology to aggregate tire inventory, for every type of vehicle, from more than 500 suppliers across the country. For more information, contact [email protected] ...[more]

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How to know it's time to change your tires


When Should I Replace My Tires?

This is a question that crosses many consumers’ minds when purchasing tires. Many factors play a part in when tires should be replaced.  The main aspects that should go into such a change are as follows:

DATE OF TIRES:  The average lifespan of a tire that would be still be deemed safe and road appropriate is 5 years from the date of installation. This means from the moment they are mounted and balanced, based on the tires mileage expectancy, you should look into replacing your tires within 5 years, as based on highway safety results and the average consistency of the daily driver.  This marks a point in time in which your tires will start to show signs of wear and tear and overall heavy usage that can start to result in a thinner, more wor ...[more]

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What is a Tire Service Description?


What does a tire’s service description mean?

A tire’s service description describes a tire’s load range and speed index- and it’s right there on your tire!  The first step is knowing where to look, and the second, what to look for on your tire. On the sidewall of most tires, you will be able to find your tire’s size, indicated by a set of three numbers (ex. 225/50-R16).

Typically, the service description is printed right after the tire size, and can be recognized by a number followed by a letter (ex. 92 V). In this example, the 92 will represent the load index of the tire, in other words the amount of weight each tire can support. The higher the number is in the service description, the more weight the tire can support. The load range on most passenger vehicles and light trucks ranges fro ...[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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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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How Tires Can Vastly Improve Your Fuel Economy


When you think of enhanced fuel economy, you probably think of the usual things…aerodynamics, engine size, rear end gear ratio, vehicle weight, driving style and speed, and your engine’s state of tune (clean air filter, good spark plugs, etc). Did you know, though, that your tires can have a huge bearing on gas mileage as well? 

  • Tire Size – The bigger, wider and heavier a tire is, the more rolling resistance it presents. Don’t believe me? Go for a ride on a skinny-tire racing bike, then go for a ride on a fat balloon-tire beach cruiser and see the difference. You shouldn’t go for a narrower tire than original equipment, as engineers tune suspensions and steering for a given tire size, but also remember that wider tires can cut into your fuel economy (even if th ...[more]

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How Does Your Driving Style Affect Tires?


Does your driving style affect how your tires wear and hold up? You better believe it does.

If you put a lot of interstate miles on your car, that’s about the easiest thing you can do for the tires and your car’s drivetrain both. Tires and engines both love maintaining steady speeds for hours on end (provided the tires are at the correct inflation).

Here are some things that are likely to compromise your tires’ life, though: 

  • Frequently hauling heavy loads (especially for pickup truck tires)
  • Frequently pulling a trailer
  • Hard cornering
  • Hard acceleration
  • Taking potholes, railroad tracks and bumps at high speeds

It’s not surprising that heavy loads or trailer use would wear out tires prema ...[more]

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