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    Video: Goodyear uses the old "surprise gymkhana road test with stunt driver" routine
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    It's a familiar tactic: if you want a customer to know what a car can do, you've got to get them in it and take them for a ride. To truly impress a customer, though, you've got to take them, *ahem,* for a ride. It works so well that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards recently did it with Ford engineers ...

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    Video: Nissan's Easy Fill idiot-proofs tire inflation *UPDATE
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    Nissan is moving to make its Easy Fill Tire Alert system standard equipment on its 2013 model year vehicles. Taking the federally mandated tire pressure monitoring system to the next logical step, the Nissan system honks the car's horn when you've inflated your tires to the correct pressure. No ...

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    Report: German researchers developing electronic tires that adapt to weather conditions
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    Even tires considered basic are the results of massive engineering and financial investments – a single tire can include up to 20 different kinds of rubber compounds and their constructions and build techniques are so mysterious that it's easier to get a tour of the White House than a tire ...

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    Report: Forget rental cars, how about rental tires?
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    Everyone knows that, when buying pretty much any kind of merchandise, paying with cash is by nearly all accounts the best option. Sometimes, though, cash isn't in plentiful supply for the average American consumer, and some items need to be procured post haste. Enter the wide world of ...

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    Official: Radar Tires debuts pink-wall radials to fight breast cancer
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    Radar Tires has initiated a new charity campaign to fight breast cancer. The Mobilizing Hope campaign is aimed at stirring awareness through various channels, including the Ring of Hope project, which features a limited-edition pink sidewall tire. Based on the Radar Tires RPX900 all-season ...

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    Report: Scanners embedded in road to result in fines for those driving on worn tires?
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    Here's a new one. According to AutoExpress, police in the UK are looking into scanners embedded into roadways that can detect the depth of a vehicle's tire tread. If your rubber doesn't meet a set of pre-determined parameters, you could eventually expect to see a fine show up in the mail. ...

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    Wim Delvoye's carved tire art is steel-belted beauty
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    It's a good thing we aren't fabulously wealthy, otherwise our domiciles would be clad in all sorts of clever automotive art. We're not just talking cheesy vinyl bench-seat sofas and engine-block coffee tables, either. We like to think our taste elevates above some of the more common automotive ...

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    Report: Today's scarce automotive supply? Tires
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    Combine rising raw materials costs, reduced production capacity and manufacturing bottlenecks, and the result for the world of tires is this: not enough hoops to satisfy automaker demand. According to Automotive News, even before The Great Recession hit, a Bridgestone tire executive said that plant ...

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    Renault rolls out its own line of tires
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    Automakers outsource a variety of components to OEM suppliers. The parts could be as small as a screw or as large as the entire car itself, contracting the entire assembly process to outside bidders. But while some automakers make more or less of the parts in-house, one component is always ...

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    Pirelli aims to protect your health, tires
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    Pirelli Motorcycle Tire Ads – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are plenty of guilty pleasures when it comes to cars and motorcycles, but chief among them has to be the burnout. Sure, you might as well be lighting $100 bills on fire, and yes, you're not exactly doing the ...

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    Video: Michelin uses truly disturbing puppets to talk about importance of tire pressure
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    Michelin uses puppets to explain tire pressure – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We're all about supporting PSAs that spread the good word about proper automobile maintenance, but this is just creepy. Michelin UK has tapped the Puppet Broadcasting Company to create a video ...

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    Rubber shortage triggering costlier tires?
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    According to the man who runs the world's largest producer of natural rubber, demand for the gummy stuff will exceed supply for "at least another two years." The drop in production is said to be due to both droughts and heavy rains, but the result for you is an increase in the price of tires: both ...

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    CamberTire could increase MPGs, improve handling
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    If you have even a passing interest in sportscars, you may have noticed something suspicious about your favorite speed machine's tires. Typically, manufactures build a certain amount of negative camber (tipping the top of a wheel inward) into the suspensions of their sportscars. This allows the ...

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    Video: BFGoodrich takes body modification to a new level
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    BFGoodrich gets sticky – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We don't exactly envy the ad gurus charged with marketing tires. While a new set of sticky rubber may get our imaginations fired up in a hurry, the rest of the motoring public could typically care less about compounds, ...

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    Hankook aims to play with the big kids in the tire market
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    Hankook Ventus V12 Evo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    No matter what aspect of vehicle performance you're looking at – acceleration, braking, cornering or ride quality – it all comes down to four patches of rubber on the road. You can have the best engine, the best ...

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    Goodyear rolling out multicolor NASCAR tires to support our troops
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    Goodyear Support Our Troop NASCAR tires – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's the Fourth of July weekend, kids. Emergency rooms all across the country are preparing for a myriad of alcohol, barbecue and fireworks related injuries, and coolers everywhere are stocked with the least ...

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    Michelin Primacy MXM4 uses sunflower oil to make the world better
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    The oldest and fiercest tire war is not the one waged for any motorsport victory, but the one that is still trying to win your hearts and wallets. In fact, the latter begets the former. And in a new and changing – and supposedly more caring – world, tire makers are turning to ...

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    Video: Russian tire company takes on the Pirelli calendar. Sorta.
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    Russians selling tires – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We're not exactly positive what tires have to do with scantily clad women, but Russian manufacturer Atlay Tire Company has rolled out an ad to rival Pirelli's annual calendar. We're guessing the majority of you are already ...

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    Follow-Up: Michelin, Avon, Pirelli bid for F1 tire contract
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    With Bridgestone's hegemony on supplying tires to Formula One set to end this year, rubber companies are lining up en masse to grasp at the opportunity to take its place. We recently reported on Michelin's ambitions, but the French tire company isn't the only option being considered. According to ...

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    Michelin considers returning to F1... with some conditions
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    A tire war could be sparked in Formula One within a couple of seasons if Michelin gets what it wants. The French tire manufacturer ceased its participation in the sport after F1 moved to a single-supplier formula, selecting Bridgestone as its partner. But with Bridgestone set to leave at the end ...

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