Market Snapshot

Top Tire and Wheel Industry Trends for 2010

No single element can change the look of a car or truck like a set of tires and wheels. Thin or thick sidewalls, tall or small, chrome or painted, steel or aluminum: the combinations are endless. Each can thoroughly alter the appearance and functionality of a vehicle.

At last November's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, a group of enthusiasts taking part in a marketing study (see "First-Ever SEMA Show Enthusiast Opinion Leader Research Program") confirmed the popularity of tire and wheel modifications. Nearly 85% said they'd purchased tires or wheels for their vehicles, and for many they were the first accessory purchases for their car.

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