MTD Magazine Fact Book - January 2013

COVER STORY:

Fresh Market Perspective


FEATURES:

Fresh market  perspective

Look for auto service and parts to outpace tire sales

Comparing 3 Lincolns and 3 eras:

A flashback to the past and an attempt at predicting the future of tire/vehicle systems

Lobbying efforts take center stage:

At the SEMA Show and AAPEX

47TH ANNUAL FACTS SECTION

Facts Issue Index

MTD uses 11 pages and 23 chartes to break down the U.S. marketplace in 2012

Tire shipments

Signs say it will all be good in 2013: Tire and automotive service sales should go up

Market share

As the MTD 100 goes - Independents help determine market share

North American plant capacities

Capacity falls less than 1%: 3 more plants will open in 2013

Commercial tires

Joined at the casing: New and retreaded truck tires had an off year

Tire sizing

Is size proliferation over?  It's not hard to believe, unless you need a P285/30R20

Tire dealer profile

Independent tire dealers rue: They dominate the replacement market on two levels

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial

Online

News/views

Your marketplace

European notebook

Focus on industry - Will passesnger tire retreading make a comeback in the U.S.? We asked retreading organizations about their opinions

Counter intelligence

Focus on industry - A tire for all seasons: Michelin unveils the Pilot Sport A/S 3 UHP tire

Focus on industry - Fueling growth in 2013: Kumho tells dealers about two new tires and plans to pull back on sports marketing

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