Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names

November 19, 2014 5:19 PM

Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names
" PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An investigation by Consumer Reports has discovered that a Chinese company may be selling counterfeit tires in the US under a brand name that consumers trust.

The discovery came when the company conducted their annual tire tests.

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The three SUV tires that performed the worst are all manufactured in China, including the Pegasus Advanta SUV which seemed like a bargain at $95 a tire.

But Consumer Reports’ Jennifer Stockburger says the tires were the lowest performing among those they tested.

“These tires did not grip well in snow,” she said. “They were short in terms of tread life, when compared to the other models "

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