Shop for Dunlop Tires
Way back in 1888, John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish veterinary surgeon who lived in Ireland, discovered the principle behind the pneumatic tire. The “safety bicycle” was all the rage and bicycle racing was on the rise, but early bicycles had solid rubber tires that were punishing to ride on. Pneumatic tires with a clincher bead made cycling easier and more comfortable and made changing a tire much faster and easier.
By the early 20th century, Dunlop Rubber had diversified and was making automotive wheels as well as hoses, the first airplane tire, and the first modern golf ball. Tennis balls, tennis rackets, and latex foam followed in later years, and by 1930 Dunlop was the eighth-largest public company in Britain.
Today, Dunlop is a wholly-owned part of the Goodyear family and benefits from Goodyear’s extensive dealer network and service structure. At JBC Tire in Springfield, MO, we’re proud to carry the whole Goodyear/Dunlop product line, with a selection of tires for light trucks, cars, minivans, SUVs, and ag equipment that you can’t beat anywhere else.
Dunlop’s reputation continues under the Goodyear umbrella – since 2003, Dunlop has been the sole tire supplier for the British Touring Car Championship, V8 Supercars Championship, and European LeMans series. Dunlop’s motorsport engagement also includes Japanese Super GT’s Nakajima Racing and Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, among others.
Just like Goodyear, Dunlop tires offer a combination of innovation, cutting-edge technology and the backing of Goodyear’s Tire & Service Network. The Service Network means that your auto repairs are backed by a 24 month/24,000 mile warranty and an entire nationwide network of stores that can take care of you, wherever you are!
Tires like the all-season Direzza, the Dunlop Signature line and performance tires are a great choice for drivers of sedans and minivans. Light truck owners love Dunlop tires such as the Grandtrek line, Dunlop Rover and Dunlop MudRover for their combination of great road manners and ride along with off-road ability and load handling. Make an appointment with us at JBC Tire at one of our Springfield, MO or Nixa, MO locations and check out our Dunlop tires – you can’t go wrong!!