Modern Tire Dealer

MAR 2019

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M T D M a r c h 2 0 1 9 18 Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion Numbers ThatCount 8.9 million Number of truck tires imported into the U.S. from China in 2018, up 37% from the 6.5 million imported in 2017. SOURCE: MODERN TIRE DEALER'S 2019 FACTS ISSUE. 78.7 million Projected number of automobiles expected to be sold worldwide by the end of 2019. SOURCE: WWW.STATISTICA.COM 95% Percent of a car's lifetime that is spent parked. SOURCE: WWW.FACTSLIDES.COM Average number of sec- onds it takes to complete a navigation task while driv- ing down the road. At 25 mph, the vehicle will travel the length of three football fields during that time. SOURCE: WWW. AAA.COM 46% Percent of consumers who were extremely satisfied with the overall experience of buying tires from a retailer/dealer's automotive service shop. SOURCE: MTD 2018 CONSUMER SURVEY ON TIRE PURCHASING 9 million Number of passenger tires imported into the U.S. from China last year. at's a 14.2% decrease from the 10.5 million imported in 2017. SOURCE: MODERN TIRE DEALER'S 2019 FACTS ISSUE. ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/NERTHUZ ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/SHAUNL ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/YOUST @KREATIVKOLORS 40 < 6 How many months it would take to drive to the moon by car at 60 mph. SOURCE: WWW.FACTSLIDES.COM

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