TOYO TIRES "THE DRIVE WITHIN. WHAT'S YOURS?"

April 17th, 2017

We've launched a new consumer promotion on Facebook that will create excitement and engagement around the Toyo Tires brand. The sweepstakes promotional idea is simple. Everyone is driven by something within, and we're asking consumers to tell us what drives them at ...[more]

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TOYO OPEN COUNTRY R/T OFFERS BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

April 17th, 2017
Toyo Open Country R/T offers best of both worlds
 

Rugged, yet quiet – those are the features of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s new Open Country R/T all-terrain tire.

The ability of the Open Country R/T to tackle dirt, sand, and rocks is inspired by Toyo’s Open Country M/T maximum traction tire, while its quieter ride is a nod to the brand’s best-selling tire, the Open Country A/T II all-terrain, the company sa ...[more]

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SEVEN SIGNS YOUR BRAKES NEED TO BE INSPECTED

April 17th, 2017

During Brake Safety Awareness Month in August, the Car Care Council reminds motorists that routine brake inspections are essential to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle.

"When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once a year," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road."

The Car Care Council recommends that motorists watch for seven signs that their brakes need to be inspected:

Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.
Low Pedal:brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.
Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.
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TIRE TREAD WEAR: CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS

April 17th, 2017

Understanding Tire Tread Wear

Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them.

Over-inflated Tires

Tire tread wear in the center of the tread pattern tells you that the inflation patterns are too high. Too much pressure can cause the contact patch to shrink and the center of the tire to carry the entire load.

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