Modern Tire Dealer

APR 2017

Magazine for the professional tire industry

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MTD April 2017 Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion. Numbers ThatCount According to the latest Han- kook Tire Gauge Index, 55% of Americans have purchased tires through a rebate offer. Formula One regulation changes for next season mean tires will be around 25% wider, with rears up from 325 mm to 405 mm, and fronts up from 245 mm to 305 mm. Diameter also will increase very slightly, though wheel rim size remains unchanged at 13 inches. Source: Pirelli & C. S.p.A. Number of drivers who properly check their tire pressure. Source: Rubber Manufacturers Association The year Pam Fitzgerald (now Gatto) took the reins of the Tire Association of North America (now TIA) as its first woman president. Source: Tire Industry Association Percentage of Canadians who use winter tires. Source: Tire and Rubber Association of Canada 2016 Winter Tire Report Number of stranded motorists AAA responded to in 2016. Source: AAA 55% 1997 25% 15% 68% REBAT E 70,000+ Number of domestic and international buyers at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Source: Specialty Equipment Market Association $60,000 Amount in scholarships awarded to female students in 2016 by the Car Care Council's Women in Auto Care. Source: Car Care Council 32 mil 18

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