Recently there has been attention brought to counterfeit tires that have made their way into the market. Consumer Reports shared that that there were several tires currently available that ranked at the bottom of testing performance in the winter conditions – interestingly enough they were also unusually cheap at $95 per tire.
The tires were from American Pacific Industries and were classified as the Pegasus Advanta model for SUVs. The company denies producing the tires in question, claiming that their logo on the tires wasn’t used legally and that the codes on the tires show the trail to a suspected origin. The codes on the tires showed that they were produced in 2012 by a factory in China which American Pacific Industries was once in business with, but according to American Pacific the relationship was severed in 2011.