Continental Tires

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June 28, 2017

Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

November 3, 2016

Continental Breaks Ground for New Mississippi Truck-Tire Plant

Output from the Clinton, Miss.plant will eventually supplement existing truck tire production from Continental's Mt. Vernon, Ill. facility, which is now at capacity of 3.2 million tires per year. Construction will formally begin in 2018, with the first tires coming off the line in late 2019.

April 7, 2016

BestDrive Expands Midwest Presence Through Brahler’s Acquisition

Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.

February 8, 2016

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

October 28, 2015

Continental Expands Retreading Network in Las Vegas

Continental Tire the Americas has partnered with Las Vegas-based tire dealer CMC Tire to offer retread service to the area through a new facility.

September 25, 2015

Drive Tire Has Traction for Severe Service

Continental Tire’s HDC1 HT is an on/off-road drive tire developed for traction and durability in severe service applications such as construction, mining, oil fields and logging.

July 31, 2015

ContiTech Unveils New Headquarters

ContiTech recently unveiled its revamped North American headquarters to bring awareness to the public about the new name and brands created by Continental’s acquisition of Veyance Technologies.

June 8, 2015

BestDrive Adds Tire and Retread Outlet Near Detroit

BestDrive, a commercial tire retreader and distributor owned by Continental Tire, opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Taylor, Mich.

May 21, 2015

Continental Tire Sponsors Truck Racing Series

Continental Tire the Americas has been named the tire sponsor of the ChampTruck truck racing series in 2015.

July 25, 2014

Piedmont Truck Tires Joins ContiLifeCycle Network

Piedmont Truck Tires, a Southern-based commercial tire dealership, has joined the ContiLifeCycle dealer network for retreads.

July 9, 2014

Nitrogen Tire Inflation: Still in the Game?

We don't hear much these days about nitrogen tire inflation systems for heavy trucks. They are still out there, and some users are reporting good results from their installations. Still, the ROI is hard to quantify. Using nitrogen won't hurt your tires, but there might be better ways to spend your tire maintenance dollars.

March 26, 2014

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

March 7, 2014

Continental Debuts TerraPlus HD3 Drive Tire

The all-new Conti TerraPlus HD3 drive tire from Continental Tire the Americas has been announced for Class 4 and 5 working trucks.

December 17, 2013

Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products

Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.

July 30, 2013

Continental Improves Rolling Resistance by 20% in Some Lines

Continental Tire the Americas’ Commercial Vehicle Tire group has announced updates to its commercial light truck tire lines for North America, the HSR and HDR.

July 22, 2013

DLS Retreading Opens First ContiTread Franchise in South Carolina

Continental Tire helps establish local South Carolina veteran retreader with the first first all-new ContiTread licensed truck tire retreading facility in the U.S.

June 10, 2013

Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel because of the lower rolling resistance make up for the shorter overall life? Many fleets are struggling with that question today. The answer is often anything but clear.

May 3, 2013

The High Cost of Tires

Ten years ago, you could buy a decent steer tire for $300. Not anymore. But, then again, you're not buying the same tire anymore either. Long-term pricing trends show that the cost of raw materials used in tire manufacturing has gone up over the past decade, along with the shelf prices for tires, but consumers haven't seen the price swings for tires that manufacturers have seen for materials over the same period of time.

April 4, 2013

Preventing Flat Tires

A driver picks up a trailer from a drop yard. Before departing, the driver does a walk-around inspection, kicks the tires, checks the lights and then sticks it into the wind. He or she has no idea how much air pressure is in those tires, except to be fairly sure none of them is flat — visibly flat, that is. Any one or several of those tires could be underinflated, or even technically flat.

March 20, 2013

Continental Tire Ready To Up The Ante With Expansion and New Offerings

Continental says it's ready to grasp more of the world’s tire market for both commercial trucks as well as passenger vehicles.

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