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2011-10-31 07:00:00

Top picks under $80 include Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and General Altimax Arctic. Both are praised for their traction and ability to stop and start easily on weather-compromised roads. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Consumers can find dependable snow tires this winter for under $80, according to new research on cheap tires published by Cheapism.com, a review site dedicated to finding quality low-cost products. The best snow tires on the list, the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and General Altimax...

2011-08-03 11:24:00

FORT MILL, S.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire introduces its most innovative SUV, crossover and light truck tire to date, the dynamic CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. This premium all-season tire was developed to deliver improved fuel economy and treadwear, reduce harmful CO2 emissions and surpass the competition - which it does, stopping 34 feet shorter than the leading competitor in independent wet braking tests.* (Photo:...

2011-08-03 08:30:00

55% of Vehicles Have At Least One Under Inflated Tire WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Record-setting heat across the U.S. can add to the risk of tire failure for overloaded vehicles with under inflated tires driving at highway speeds. "Heat is the enemy of a tire," said Dan Zielinski, senior vice president, public affairs for the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). "Under inflated tires generate excess heat that, over time, can cause damage and lead to a failure."...

2011-06-18 00:01:07

With consumers keeping their cars on the road longer "“ a record 5.3 years* "“ and driving more miles, it's especially important for drivers to stay on top of necessary repairs, and scheduled maintenance and inspections, including replacing tires on their vehicles as necessary. COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY has responded to this consumer trend by offering a broad size commitment in four new tire lines, including the Cooper Zeon RS3-Sâ“ž¢ and RS3-A,...

2011-06-15 17:39:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the season when many people will take their vehicles to the local auto shop to buy new tires. The front tires wear faster than the rear tires since the majority of the braking is directed to the front tires, which is why there is so much more brake dust in the front rims. Because of this, often it is necessary to only replace two tires that are worn. For some, buying a set of four new tires is simply too expensive, so they opt for...

2011-06-03 15:19:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They're all too often neglected, abused and ignored. But this week, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) is urging everyone to show a more caring attitude ... toward their tires. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) National Tire Safety Week, held June 5-11, is a time to remind drivers of the simple steps they can take to ensure their tires are safe and in good working condition. Although the condition of a...

2011-06-02 09:30:00

RMA, AAA, NHTSA Continue Effort to Educate Motorists about Proper Tire Care WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), AAA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fairfax County, Va. police teamed up today at the Fairfax County Police Emergency Vehicle Operations Center to demonstrate the hazards posed by under inflated tires. The event also kicks off next week's 10th annual National Tire Safety Week (June...

Word of the Day
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.