CONTINUATION ON LT TIRES

June 29th, 2015

Today we are going to finish off where we left off in the light truck segment, The other half of the LT segments is the numeric, wide based and flotation sizes.

First, let’s review what an LT tire is from the previous blog. An LT tire is a tire that is designed to be used on vehicles that are capable of carrying heavy weight or towing large trailers.

LT SIDEWALL

June 22nd, 2015

LT245/75R16 E 120/116R

The LT here signifies that it is a light truck tire. The difference between the PS and LT tire is that a LT tires are designed to carry heavy loads or for towing large trailers.

This is the category of pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and full size vans that differ from the P metric tire that services all the same vehicles ½ ton and under.

TIRE TYPES

June 15th, 2015

Today we are going to start to explore tire types. A tire size branded on the sidewall tells us a lot about its intended purpose. Most tire sizes begin with letter or letters to identify vehicle type and type of service intended. Today we are going to look at passenger tires.

WHERE TO PUT NEW TIRES WHEN ONLY BUYING 2?

June 8th, 2015

Always put new tires when buying less than a set of four on the rear of the vehicle, as long as they are the same size and not on a car with a staggered fitment. The average driver can better control a blowout on the front by simply controlling the steering wheel.

TRAILER TIRES VS. PASSENGER TIRES

June 1st, 2015

Today we are going to talk about ST (trailer tires) vs passenger tires. Trailers are attached and follow the vehicle down the road and the 2 main concerns are traction and swaying back and forth making it difficult to drive straight down the road. High center of gravity and heavy loads accelerate the sway.

TGI APPOINTS JOAQUIN GONZALEZ JR. AS PRESIDENT

April 1st, 2015

April 1st, 2015 (Miami, Florida). Tire Group International today announced that Joaquin Gonzalez Jr. has been named President of the company effective April 1st, 2015. Joaquin joined TGI in 2006 after having had a successful football career, first with the University of Miami Hurricanes winning the National Title in 2001, and then in the NFL playing with the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts.

TGI LAUNCHES NEW STATE OF THE ART WEBSITE

December 5th, 2014

December 5th, 2014 (Miami, Florida). Tire Group International is pleased to launch its new, state of the art website. www.tiregroup.com has been enhanced with the latest technology and a fresh new look emphasizing user-friendly navigation. The site offers valuable content from up to the minute container tracking to intuitive order placement.

TGI & PRO COMP ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

August 20th, 2014

August 20th, 2014 (Miami, Florida). Tire Group International and Pro Comp are pleased to announce that they have entered into a distribution agreement that will allow TGI to exclusively distribute Pro Comp branded tires and wheels in Colombia. TGI will offer both direct factory shipments as well as fill-in from its distribution center in Miami, FL.

TGI ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES

July 14th, 2014

July 14th, 2014 (Miami, Florida). Tire Group International is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin O’Brien and Rishi Raj Bhatnagar to its team.

TGI INKS DEAL WITH WABASH NATIONAL CORPORATIONS

May 22nd, 2014

May 22nd, 2014 (Miami, Florida). Tire Group International is pleased to announce that it has signed a supply agreement with Wabash National Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems.