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Kumho Tires was founded in 1960, as Samyand Tire, established in Yandgong, Kwanglu City, Korea. In 1963, Kumho manufactured their first compact passenger car tire, and broke Korean record in 1976 by producing over one million tires in a year. Kumho Tire continued to grown, and by 1990, their total output exceeded 100 million tires. In 1992, Kumho Tire earned the ranking of number 10 in the world, for Tire Manufacturers market share. An additional milestone was reached, was the first Kumho Tire run-flat-tire developed in 1999, which was the fourth ever to create a run-flat-tire.
The vision of Kumho is to become one of the top five global tire companies. The management of Kumho Tire is determined to build a "Beautiful Company." A beautiful company to Kumho management is one with no criticism, keeps their promise, is strong and trustworthy, takes social responsibility, and plays the role of an enterprise and contributes to the society.
Kumho manufactures the perfect family transportation tire in the Solus KR21. This all-season, Premium Touring tire, offers high performance, incredible mileage, and peace of mind with no hidden inconveniences. An Advanced Carbon Tread is featured to give the driver outstanding wet and dry traction. Kumho uses ESCOT Tension Control Technology to increase the tension in the bead and shoulder area, giving the tire improved handling and steering response. Nylon belt edge layers, usually found in high-performance tires, are added to provide a higher degree of toughness and stability. Full-depth sipes were added in the design to cut through water film for improved wet traction and maximized all-season performance, even in the worst winter weather conditions. The best warranty in the tire world is offered with a 85,000 –mile limited tread-wear warranty that includes road hazard service for the initial 25% of wear and 24-hour road side assistance that last for two years after the initial purchase.
Kumho manufactures the Road Venture SAT KL61, which is a light truck and SUV tire that adds exceptional all-season traction with superb comfort for an outstanding product. The Road Venture SAT KL61 is ideal for drivers who mostly do highway and city driving. The Severe Snow Mark was given to Road Venture SAT KL61 proving the performance of a street tire that can handle any weather. The ESCOT Casing Technology is used to diminish stress from every cord edge of the tire, ensuring a uniform contact patch with the road. A five-rib design and a cross and lateral grooved treads are used to evacuate water from the tire footprint adding to superior handling on wet roads. To improve steering response, tire noise, and stability, a straight, center rib block was added to the design. With a 3-d tread block edge, snow is prevented from building up in the tread, which also gives the benefits of longer tread life with even wear. The Road Venture SAT KL61 comes with a 60,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.
The Ecsta LX-Platinum is a luxury, all-season tire that incorporated technology and a superior warranty to offer a unique and extremely capable performance tire. This tire is the best of class tire that delivers outstanding ride comfort, low noise, great wet and dry handling, and exceptional all-season traction. The tire uses an Asymmetric tread design to improve traction in the worst weather, and four circumferential channels to prevent hydroplaning. The Ecsta LX-Platinum comes with a 60,000-mile limited tread wear warranty, and a 24-hour road-side assistance program good for two years after the purchase of the tire.
Way back in April 1921, a group of tire dealers met at the old Automobile Club of America on West 54th Street and founded our association pledged, "To do business on the square." J.R. Benedict of the Hewitt Rubber Company, a tire manufacturer, called the initial meeting. Jerome T. Shaw of Tires magazine assisted in arranging the first meeting. In 1934, the association held its largest meetings and took an outstanding part in problems as they related to the independent tire dealer. It was at this time the name was changed to Greater New York Tire & Battery Association. In June 1937, the association entered into a contract with Charles F. Root under which Mr. Root assumed the general management of the organization.
For many years, no apparent need for a local organization seemed to exist and the only function held was the annual dinner dance. In 1969, Bert Schwarz asked Fred Dresdale, a past president of the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association and a member of our local organization, to take the presidency. Under Fred's guidance, along with the help of men like Al Hansel, Dan Chiswick, Harry Jaffess, Steve German, Frank L. Cohen and Herb King, the organization was revitalized. The name was changed again to the Greater New York Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association. In 1989, the Officers and Board of Directors enacted a new set of by-laws to encompass the entire state of New York. Hence, the new name of the organization, the New York Tire Dealers Association. So if you need tires in New York, check out some of our members today!
Phone: (631) 789-9505
Address: 258 Broadway
Amityville, NY 11701