In North America, buyers of junk tires are typically tire recycling companies, such as Liberty Tire Recycling, Global Tire Recycling and Phoenix Recycling Technologies. Recycled rubber tires are used, among other things, to make asphalt rubber.
It is estimated that 220 million pounds of ground rubber, or approximately 12 million tires, are used in making asphalt rubber every year. Asphalt rubber is used extensively in California and Arizona in highway construction, with Florida coming in a distant third. Ground tire rubber is blended with asphalt to extend the lifespan of road surfaces. Scrap tire rubber is used as part of the asphalt rubber binder.Learn More
As of 2015, Bridgestone Americas, or BSAM, and its subsidiaries make and market Bridgestone and Firestone tires. BSAM was created when the Bridgestone Tire Company merged with the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.Full Answer >
Fuzion tires are manufactured as a house brand by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC. Fuzion tires come in three different models: Fuzion SUV, Fuzion Touring and Fuzion UHP.Full Answer >
Walmart installs tires at over 2,500 of its Auto Centers in the United States, as of Jan. 25, 2015. Walmart Auto Centers offer different tire installation packages as well as other automotive services.Full Answer >
Mixing nitrogen and air in tires reduces the benefits associated with filling tires with pure nitrogen, but is otherwise perfectly safe. Mixing air and nitrogen is preferable to driving on tires that are not properly inflated, according to Tire Rack, a tire retailer.Full Answer >