tires

No More Flats: Goodyear Develops Self-Inflating Tires

Goodyear this week announced it's developing a tire that automatically stays inflated to the proper tire pressure, thanks to an embedded miniature pump. The technology will help motorists save on gas and also will mean they won't have to change their tires as frequently, the company says.

The WTO Supports U.S. Tariff on Chinese Tires

The World Trade Organization has supported the Obama administration's decision in September 2009 to enact tariffs on Chinese tires imported to the U.S. The WTO said the president's claim that such imports disrupted the domestic tire market was warranted.

Get Ready to Pay More for Tires

Tires are getting more expensive across the world. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GTR) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., (CTB) the two largest U.S. tiremakers, plan to raise prices by as much as 6.5% starting October, according to Bloomberg News. In Europe, Bridgestone (BRDCY) is upping its prices by about 6%.

Tire prices set to tip the scales

If you're kicking around buying new tires, you'd better make up your mind quickly. That's because if you wait too long -- until January -- it can...