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With over sixty years of experience, Toyo Tires stands behind innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service to offer one of the finest tire brands on the market today. Toyo Tire has not been around very long compared to Michelin or Firestone, but they have been extremely successful. Rikimatsu Tomihisa founded Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. in Japan in 1945. Toyo Tire established the first ever subsidiary of any Japanese Company in the United States in 1966. For the first nine years, the Toyo Tire (USA) warehouse only distributed Commercial Truck Tires. By 1975 Toyo Tire started adding Passenger Replacement Tires as inventory of the USA warehouses. The first production plant in the United States was opened in the late 1980's.
A strong reputation has helped Toyo Tire to be one of the finest Tire Manufacturers offering products to the United States. The North American Tire Dealers voted Toyo Tires the #1 overall Brand numerous times in the Tire Review Magazine's Annual Tire Brand Study. Toyo Tires consumer tires have been voted #1 an unbelievable seven times since 2000, by the North American Tire Dealers. The Medium Truck tires developed and manufactured by Toyo Tires have received praise five times since 2002.
The Toyo Proxes Tire Series is a world-class performance tire that uses technology, advanced design features, and unique, attractive tread pattern to appeal to customers. The R888 from the Proxes Series is a superior choice for road racing, track days, and high-performance driving school. The R888 is the future of street legal competition tires from Toyo Tires. This High Performance Tire features a unidirectional v-shaped tread design that improves tread area and limits void space, which improves dry traction, and v-shaped grooves that assist with wet traction.
An exceptional selection for passenger and minivan replacement tires is the Versado LX. This tire is an all-season, premium luxury-touring tire that is perfect for two and four door sedans. The Versado LX contains design features including: An Asymmetric, non-directional tread design, a Large Contact patch on the outside tread, higher sipe design on inside tread, Silent Wall Technology, and Multi-wave sipes. To guarantee that the Versado LX will last, an 80,000-mile warranty is given for the T-rated tire, 60,000-mile for the H-rated, 40,000-mile for the V-rated, and a limited warranty for the W-rated tire.
For the SUV and Light Truck, Toyo produced the Open Country H/T. This all-season light truck tire was designed for maximum ride comfort, quiet performance, and amazing handling on city and highway roads. Toyo incorporated Symmetric, non-directional tread design, two deep evacuation grooves, full-depth sipes, a stability rib in the shoulder area, and multi-wave sipes to ensure a great tire for SUV's and Light Trucks. The Open Country H/T comes with a 60,000-mile limited warranty for P-metric and metric sizes. Light Truck sizes only come with a limited warranty.
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Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced. Also remember to check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving."