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Michelin Will Close Some Plants in the U.S. and Canada

Michelin North America Inc. joins the ranks of tiremakers to shut down some tire production in the U.S. and Canada. But Michelin says it will keep some plants open to provide "vital and critical tires" for the nation's economy.

Risk of PM Neglect Increases with Longer Oil Drain Intervals

Extending the oil drain interval to higher miles puts it out-of-synch with courtesy checks for tire wear and brake pad or rotor inspections. By extending oil drain intervals, there will be less frequent inspection of these wear items than what has occurred in the past.

How to Maximize Retread Tire Life

Retread tires offer comparable performance to a new tire in a more environmentally friendly package. Here’s how to make sure they last.

How to Handle a Tire Blowout

A sudden tire blowout can happen anywhere, anytime. It can be a frustrating situation for a busy commercial driver on a schedule. More importantly, a tire blowout can pose a serious safety hazard.

Tariffs on Chinese Truck Tires Already in Effect

It didn't take long for tariffs to be implemented after the International Trade Commission reversed its stance on imported tires from China. As of Feb. 15, new tires from China are being subjected to tariffs.

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