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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.

Overview of Tire Industry Trends

The following charts detail U.S. passenger tire imports; available tire sizes; replacement medium/heavy truck tire brand shares; U.S. market share for retreaded truck tires; U.S. retreading trends; available passenger car sizes by rim diameter; U.S. truck tire imports; and more.

U.S. Tire Shipments Inch Higher in 2019

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects 2019 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 333.1 million units compared to 330.4 million units in 2018.