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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Automobile & Light Truck Tires
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Automobile & Light Truck Tires?

What is the average price of Automobile & Light Truck Tires?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Automobile & Light Truck Tires. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Automobile & Light Truck Tires been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Automobile & Light Truck Tires yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Automobile & Light Truck Tires?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Automobile & Light Truck Tires with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The automobile and light truck tire market is moderately concentrated, with a small number of companies having dominated the market for decades. The top four suppliers operate dozens of subsidiaries and distinct brand names, and together they account for between 30.0% and 50.0% of market revenue in 2021. Overall, there... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


Who are your immediate competitors?

Do you match your competitors' prices?

How have you stayed competitive in the past? Can you give an example of a change you have made in order to stay ahead of your competition?

How large is your inventory in relation to your competitors'?

Delivery Timeliness

What shipping supplier do you use? Have you had issues with them in the past?

Do you employ dedicated shipping personnel?

Do you offer expedited shipping if needed? How much would that cost?

Do you allow for items to be picked up rather than shipped?

Do you expect any delays in shipping as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?


What kind of warranty comes with your tires? Does the manufacturer provide the warranty or is it an aftermarket warranty?

What are the terms and conditions of the warranty? Does the warranty require paperwork to redeem?

What can void the warranty?

Do the tires come with a manufacturer's special warranty or trial period?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the tires.

Vendors should include a cost schedule for their tires, as well as any other costs for which buyers are responsible (e.g. shipping, disposal fees).

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the extent to which the tires meet their specifications.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their costs, including shipping.

Buyers should evaluate the useful life of the tires.

Buyers should ascertain the warranty provided for the tires.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and any other relevant dates (e.g. interviews, inspections) prior to the contract award.

Buyers should include the date by which they must receive the tires.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Suppliers in the automobile and light truck tire market face a moderate level of supply chain risk. Changes in the price of rubber present a considerable risk for tire manufacturers. Because the vast majority of natural rubber is produced in a small region of Southeast Asia, unfavorable weather or agricultural... Subscribe to learn more.