MTD Magazine - March 2014


Will chart-topping snowfalls mean record winter tire sales?

By: Ann Neal

Winter tire shipments fell from 5.3 million units in 2012 to 4.6 million units in 2013, a 13.2% drop, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics. The decline was sharper the prior year when winter tire shipments fell 14.5% from 2011’s 6.2 million units. But several tire manufacturers and marketers believe this year’s relentless, often record-breaking winter storms will help push winter tire sales upward in the coming season.


Will chart-topping snowfalls mean record winter tire sales?

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MTD Magazine - March 2014