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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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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Continental Announces Recall for United States


It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Continental has issued a recall on the following tires:

 

General Grabber 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following statement was released on 1/20/2017:

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain General Tire Grabber light truck tires, size 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q, Load Rang ...[more]

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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?


How often should you rotate your tires?

Taking care of your tires is very essential to promote the lifespan and also longevity of your costly investment. The recommended rate of tire rotation is generally either every 7,500 miles or 6 months; whichever happens to come first. This is roughly about every other oil change. By rotating tires often, it allows the tire tread to wear evenly. For front-wheel-drive vehicles the weight of both engine and transmission is forced upon the two front tires; causing them to wear more quickly than the rears. Leaving the front tires uneven, which may decrease the traction and handling performance.  For the special few who are all-wheel-drive, such as Subaru, Mitsubishi, Audi and BMW your tire rotation is a little more lax.

Many all-wheel-drive vehicles can give you about 8 months before you ...[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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Performance Tire Roundup


Performance cars need performance tires. But what’s the difference between performance tires and ordinary touring tires?

Performance tires are usually made with a softer tread compound for “stickiness” and improved grip, reaction and handling on dry pavement – the compromise is in shorter tread life. Many true performance tires also don’t do well in colder weather, and many drivers switch over to all-season or winter tires in colder months.

Tires with H or V speed ratings are typically considered “performance touring” tires, and many are designed for all-season wear. Tires with the W, Y or Z rating (and an aspect ratio of less than 55) are ultra-high-performance tires, designed for high-speed handling.

We rounded up a few of our best- ...[more]

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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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