– Rising oil prices have prompted Nashville-based Bridgestone/Firestone to increase tire prices by as much as 4 percent starting Sept. 1, according to the Tennessean
newspaper. The increases apply to the company’s Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Dayton, and private-label tire brands. It affects tires for cars, trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, and agricultural equipment. The price increases are a result of the rising cost of petroleum, according to the report.