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Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches Inflation Pressure Calculator

Interactive web-based tool provides for effective tire management to fleet owners

March 19, 2012

FULLERTON, CA (March 19, 2012) – Yokohama Tire Corporation has launched an online-based resource tool that helps fleet owners effectively manage the costs of tires through proper tire maintenance. The Yokohama Inflation Pressure Calculator recommends appropriate inflation levels, thus preventing under-inflation or over-inflation that are often the culprit behind the most common tire wear and tire damage.

“Tires are the third-largest expense for fleets and so optimizing their service life for longevity and fuel efficiency is a critical business activity, especially in today’s economy,” said rick Phillips, Yokohama director of commercial sales. “The Inflation Pressure Calculator is designed to optimize the performance of commercial tires on the steer axle, drive axle and trailer axle based on load rating and whether a truck has a single or tandem configuration. This allows for specific recommendations to be returned, making the Calculator that much more helpful in positively impacting a truck’s operation.”

The Inflation Pressure Calculator also connects users to local Yokohama dealers, Yokohama product experts and the Fuel Savings Calculator, which calculates savings gained from using Yokohama’s fuel-efficient tires such as the 101ZL™ steer tires.

“The Inflation Pressure and Fuel Savings Calculators provide a one-stop shop for commercial fleet owners and managers looking to save money and maximize performance,” said Phillips.

The Yokohama Inflation Pressure Calculator can be found in the tool chest within the commercial Web section at www.yokohamatire.com/air_pressure_calculator.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the all-new AVID® Ascend™ – the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.