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Nexen Tires

Nexen History

Established in 1942 under the name Heung-A Tire Company, Nexen Tire Co. is proud to have served the tire industry for the past 80 years. We were recognized in 1956 as the first Korean tire company.

In 1985, we dedicated our facility in Yangsan, Korea, to the production of radial tires. 6 years afterward, in alliance with OHTSU Tire & Rubber in Japan, we sharpened and honed our development and manufacturing capabilities.

THE NAME NEXEN IS A COMBINATION OF TWO FUTURE-ORIENTED WORDS; NEXT AND CENTURY.

It reflects Nexen's will and determination to prepare for the future and to drive a better tomorrow.

In an effort to reflect our dedication to quality and continued leadership, we changed the company name in 2000 from Woosung Tire to Nexen Tire Corporation. The name Nexen is a combination of two future-oriented words; next and century. It reflects Nexen’s will and determination to prepare for the future and to drive a better tomorrow.

In 2005, we established our US branch, Nexen Tire America, which was a great start in expanding our brand globally. In the same year, Nexen Tire was awarded a patent for the technology to manufacture rubber/stratified silicate nano-composite tires. By 2006, we had completed development on the new UHP and Winter LTR/SUV patterns. To accommodate increased global demand for the Nexen brand, we opened an additional tire manufacturing plant in Qingdao, China in 2007. After opening our U.S. location as well as other offices worldwide; it was necessary to break ground on the 3rd factory in Changnyeong, Korea in 2012. It is one of the world’s largest and most advanced tire manufacturing facilities.

Due to our commitment to provide quality products, friendly service and exceptional value, Nexen's global market share has increased significantly in the past decade, with sales well over $2 billion annually. We are dedicated to fulfilling our brand promise to explore innovative technologies, to develop safe and eco-friendly products, and to ensure active families and individuals reach their destination safely while enjoying a smooth and comfortable ride.

Why Nexen?

TRUSTED BY AUTOMAKERS

Comfort and tire performance directly correlates with a driver's overall vehicle satisfaction. That is why NEXEN is part of a handful of manufacturers approved for OE fitments. NEXEN’s rigorous quality and performance testing have earned the trust of automakers who know if a driver is satisfied with their tires they are also likely to be satisfied with their vehicle – increasing the probability to purchase the same vehicle brand in the future.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

NEXEN’s pioneering ways have led to the development of Korea’s first V-shaped directional tires, patented nano-technology, and our award-winning Green Hive concept tire. NEXEN is committed to ongoing research and development of future tire technologies utilizing cutting-edge equipment to ensure safety, value, and performance with an environmentally gentle approach.

STATE-OF-THE-ART MANUFACTURING

NEXEN’s advanced automated manufacturing equipment is the best in the industry. Efficiency combined with superior technology enables NEXEN to deliver the best product at the best value. This claim is backed by a record of excellence 70 years strong. To us, “best” means 24-7 unwavering quality assurance resulting in no NEXEN product recalls – ever.

AWARD-WINNING DESIGN

NEXEN’s innovations make us the first tire company to sweep five of the world’s top design awards: IDEA (2017 and 2014), G-Mark (2018, 2015, and 2013), Dot Design (2017 and 2012), A' Design Award, and Competition (2017), and IF Design (2019). NEXEN outshined 2,000 entries for the 2014 IDEA with our Green Hive concept tire featuring a replaceable tread block. Judges deemed it “a truly game-changing tire.” Going forward, NEXEN is impassioned to lead the pack in ground-breaking products that deliver outstanding performance and design.

Need Nexen Tires?

If you’re looking for great quality, accompanied by signature TD service, come speak with a TD Associate about which Nexen products are right for your vehicle. 

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The speed rating of a tire is based on U.S. Government standards for reaching and sustaining a specified speed. Typically, a tire with a higher speed rating results in better handling. Speed ratings apply only to the tire itself, and not to a particular vehicle. Putting a tire rated for a certain speed on a vehicle does not mean that the vehicle can be safely operated at the tire's rated speed.

The load range on a tire helps determine its ability to contain air pressure and its overall strength. Ranges are expressed using a number and the higher the number, the stronger the tire. These measurements are primarily for light trucks and SUV’s.

Tread depth is the distance between the top of the tread rubber to the bottom of the tire's deepest grooves.  In the United States, tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch.

A tire’s maximum load is the maximum amount of weight the tire is designed to hold. The tire’s load carrying capacity is directly related to the tire’s size and amount of inflation pressure that is actually used. Each load range has a assigned air pressure identified in pounds per square inch (psi) at which the tire's maximum load is rated.

A tire’s maximum inflation pressure (PSI) is the highest "cold" inflation pressure that the tire is designed to contain. When measuring a tire’s max PSI, it is important the tire is "cold," because warmer temperatures can cause the tire pressure to temporarily increase resulting with inaccurate readings. This measurement should only be used when called for on the vehicle’s tire placard or in the vehicle’s owners manual.

The mileage warranty of a tire indicates the number of miles that a tire is estimated to last. If a tire fails to last for the number of miles indicated by the warranty, the customer will be given credit from the tire manufacturer toward a new tire based on how many miles short of the estimate the tire fell. Some restrictions apply. 

The total width of the tire, including any raised features on the sidewall. 

This is how many layers of rubber and other materials are in the tire.  

The represents the smallest and widest size wheels that are recommended by the tire manufacturer for the tire to be mounted on. 

 

 

The measurement, in inches, from rim flange to the other rim flange. 

The maximum width of a wheel that a tire can be put onto. 

The minimum width of a wheel that a tire can be put onto.  

A tire's section width (also called "cross section width") is the measurement of the tire's width from its inner sidewall to its outer sidewall (excluding any protective ribs, decorations or raised letters) at the widest point. 

What makes up a tire; each ply, the sidewall, the tread, and bead.  

This number will tell you how well the tire will disperse heat buildup. 

This is how much weight a tire is rated to hold.

Mounting & Balancing  $76

Lifetime Rotation and Balancing $600*

Lifetime Tire Pressure Adjustments $16

Rubber Valve Stems $8

Tire Repair**  $100

TOTAL = $800


*Estimate based on 4-tire purchase of 60,000-mile tires. 

**Excludes: Under 40 series, run-flats, mud tires, trailer tires, off-road vehicles, and any tire over six (6) years old.  Other exclusions may apply.

TD will repair flat tires as long as it can be done safely in accordance with Tire Industry Association (TIA) Guidelines.  Excludes: Under 40 series, run-flats, mud tires, trailer tires, off-road vehicles, and any tire over six (6) years old.  Other exclusions may apply.  See store for details.  


National accounts and local fleet not included.

Free Alignment with 4-Tire Purchase

National accounts not included.  Other exclusions may apply.

Mounting & Balancing  $76

Lifetime Tire Pressure Adjustments $16

Rubber Valve Stems $8

Lifetime Rotation $240

Total = $340

*Estimate based on 4-tire purchase of 60,000 mile tires. 

Our Nationwide Worry Free Guarantee offers FREE unlimited Tire Repairs for the entire life of your tires. If your tire can't be fixed and is over 3/32" tread, no worries, we will give you a replacement tire at any time, up to 3 years. We'll even help get your tire changed by including reimbursement for Roadside Assistance (up to $75) for the first 12 months at no additional cost. Effective: August 24, 2017. For complete details, see our warranty at any Tire Discounters location.

Components of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor wears over time.

A TPMS Service Kit is suggested each time a tire/wheel is serviced. If left unchanged, over time, these components of the TPMS may corrode, leak or fail.

Tire/wheel service is defined as when tire is removed from the wheel.