Toyo Tires

During the post-WWII economic expansion, many countries in the world experienced great increases in industrialization. In August, 1945, Hirano Rubber Manufacturing and Toyo Rubber Industrial merged, forming Toyo Tire & Rubber Company. Despite similar-sounding names, though, Toyo Tires has no relationship with Toyota Corporation, though it does produce OE (Original Equipment) tires for several Toyota, […]

Who Makes Hankook Tires?

One of the most respected companies in the tire industry is the Hankook Tire company. They have a history that spans more than sixty years, a history that has met with many success and new developments. They have over the years become one of the top tire manufacturers in the world. The company has always […]

How to Change Antique Tires

Vintage cars such as the Ford Model T, or the Model A, have what are called “clincher rim” tires. This makes changing a tire on one of these older vehicles much different from changing a tire on a more modern vehicle. A clincher tire is a bit similar to the tires of a bicycle and […]

Who Manufactures Toyo Tires?

Toyo Tires are manufactured by a conglomerate of companies all over the world. These companies also distribute and market throughout North and South America, the Middle East, Asia and all over Europe. In the United States the brand is represented by the Toyo Tire United States of America Corporation. They are responsible for selling and […]

About Lexani Tires

When considering car customization, before the ground effects, aerodynamic pieces, and suspension tweaks come into play, custom wheels are the most common and most visual upgrade. Realizing this, Frank Hodges and his team of entrepreneurs established Lexani Wheels in 1996, whose custom wheels and grilles quickly became sought after for vehicles of all kinds, from […]

Which tire manufactures still make whitewall tires?

Whitewall Tire

There’s something about really appealing about vintage goods- they just never lose that enduring quality over time. One piece of vintage history that still retain that timeless appeal are American Classic Whitewall tires. Whitewall tires were once the standard for car tires in the early to mid 1900’s. In fact, the first automobile tires were […]

Where Are Dunlop Tires Made?

Dunlop Tires are well known throughout the world. The company is a partnership between two different companies, the Japanese company Sumitomo Rubber Industry owning twenty five percent, and the British company, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company owning seventy five percent. In the middle of the 1980’s, the British Tyre and Rubber Company, Ltd. took over […]

The Consequences of Bald Tires

Every mile, the average car tire rotates about 1,000 times, depending on its overall diameter. Every rotation, car tires leave just a little bit of rubber behind, gradually wearing down the tire treads. Eventually, car tires that started with 12/32” of tread depth will slough off all that “extra” rubber and you’ll end up with […]

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