Matt Bemer - Associate Editor, Tire Review
Cooper Targets SUV/CUV

Cooper expanded its Discoverer SRX tire line with 30 more sizes to cover a broader application range. Designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride, the tiremaker said, the Discoverer SRX was initially introduced in six sizes in October 2014. “We’ve introduced 30 more sizes with more to follow

Year One In the Books

The inaugural North American Tire & Retread Expo, held in New Orleans from April 15 to 17, came to a close after three days filled with industry speakers, training seminars, an international retread contest, a tradeshow and conferences. Show organizers even took the occasion to announced a six-year commitment to extend the show. One hundred

Driving Forward

In  all applications – from a truck running dried goods coast-to-coast to the beer truck delivering frothy kegs to the local watering hole – drive axle tires are constantly working to keep trucks moving. The drive tire’s primary responsibility is to harness and convert the energy transmitted from the engine through the driveline and the

Cooper Expands SUV/CUV Tire Sizes

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. expanded the size range of its new SUV/CUV tire, the Discoverer SRX. The tire was initially introduced in six sizes in October 2014 and is now available in a total of 36 sizes, covering a wide range of SUVs and CUVs on the market today, the tiremaker said. The SRX

Q&A: IndyCar driver Hélio Castroneves

At the North American Tire & Retread Expo in New Orleans last week, Tire Review sat down with award-winning IndyCar racecar driver Hélio Castroneves. In addition to his many racing accomplishments, Castroneves competed in the reality TV show Dancing With the Stars, winning the competition with partner Julianne Hough in the show’s fifth season. Castroneves

CTA Expanding Retread Business with Company-Owned Stores

As Continental Tire the Americas seeks to ramp up its retreading business, the company is opening up company-owned stores in certain markets. In March, the tiremaker began operations at its third commercial tire, service and retreading center in Taylor, Mich. CTA also owns and operates a facility in Tolleson, Ariz., and Memphis, Tenn. The stores,

Next Generation Blizzak

A popular skiing destination, Steamboat Springs, Colo., is known for its ideal wintry weather. In fact, the city has a registered trademark for the phrase “Ski Town, U.S.A.” But wintry was not in the weather forecast for Bridgestone’s Blizzak DM-V2 launch, which would’ve occurred at Bridgestone’s Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs had the unseasonably

Retread Industry Under Constant Pressure

Even as consolidation continues within the North American retread industry, statistics show growth for those retreaders that are investing dollars every year into new processes, equipment and technology that benefit trucking fleets. According to Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau estimates, the number of retread facilities in the U.S. has decreased by half since 1990.

Conti Rolls Out Next Gen UHP All-Season

Continental launched its next generation ultra-high performance all-season tire to media and customers at its testing facility in Uvalde, Texas, this week. Replacing the ExtremeContact DWS, Continent’s Extreme Contact DWS06 is a “true all-season UHP” designed for sport cars, luxury sport cars and luxury sport crossovers, according to Conti. “The ExtremeContact DWS06 is the evolution

Goodyear Fuel-Efficient Combo Displayed at 2015 Tire Technology Showcase

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. invited customers and media to its San Angelo, Texas, proving grounds to demonstrate the fuel-efficiency benefits of its Fuel Max product line and a new tool to expedite roadside service calls. Goodyear introduced the first tire in its Fuel Max line in October 2014. The Fuel Max LHD G505D is

Tire Factory Looking to the Future

More than 450 attendees participated in the 2015 Tire Factory Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore., announcing year-end results and addressing new business.

Tire Pros: Winning Formula in the Ring

Five years after The Walt Disney Co. was founded in 1923, the Walt Disney Studios division created arguably the most popular character in the history of animation: Mickey Mouse. Since Mickey Mouse’s cinematic birth, the company and brand has exploded. Today, Disney is a mass media empire that, among other things, owns and operates 14