More than a century of innovation and racing experience goes into the framework of every Dunlop tire. Dunlop has led the way in superior driving performance since the companies peculiar origin back in 1888. The story does not start on four wheels, but on three.
That year, Dunlop’s founder, John Boyd Dunlop, developed the first air cushioning system in history. The inspiration surrounding his invention was watching his son struggle while riding a tricycle. He noticed that his son was not going very fast on solid rubber tires, nor did he seem very comfortable. To provide him with a smoother ride and better handling, Dunlop wrapped the tricycle wheels in thin rubber sheets. Next, he glued them together and inflated them with a football pump for a cushioning effect. Thus, laying the foundation for the first pneumatic tire to be filled with air pressure rather than solid rubber.
Dunlop opened their first plant in Dublin, Ireland a year later. Establishing a tradition for manufacturing high-performance technology that connects driver and road like never before. Dunlop's growth from pioneer to successful multinational corporation was abrupt. They instituted production facilities throughout the globe. Countries like Germany, France, USA, Canada, and even the first ever tire plant in Japan.
At the present time, Dunlop is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North America and Europe. All of Dunlop’s passenger, light truck, and SUV tires continue to reflect the care and quality synonymous with the brand. This belief in innovation has helped them remain a global leader for over 125 years.
Town Fair Tire proudly offers the Dunlop Sport Maxx, Signature II and Grandtrek product lines. We also carry the Winter Maxx for those drivers looking for reliable control in winter conditions. branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. Each Dunlop tire is equipped with state-of-the-art precision technology. This includes a multi- radius tread pattern that distributes the pressure of your vehicle evenly on the tire. Ensuring that the rubber meets the road during every stage of the cornering process. Stellar traction is only one feature of Dunlop Tires. They are also known for increasing acceleration, improving handling, and providing the driver with a comfortable ride.
Excellence is an expected quality of all Dunlop products. That is what makes the Dunlop SP Sport MAXX one of the toughest High-Performance tires on the market today. This tire's structure is developed for high-powered sports cars, sporty coupes and luxury performance sedans. It offers you a steady balance of wet and dry traction, quiet ride, and the precise handling you’d expect from a high quality performance tire. These features work in tandem to improve water drainage and high-speed stability.
With year-round adaptability, dependable handling and durable tread life, the Dunlop Signature II is an extremely reliable passenger tire. This tire combines ride comfort with a smooth aesthetic and responsive handling for confident cornering. Similar to the Dunlop SP Sport MAXX, this tire’s anatomy is comprised of circumambient grooves that reduce the risk of hydroplaning, even in light snow.
The Grandtrek gets its name from the purpose it was built to serve. As Dunlop's Highway All-Season light truck tire, this tire was developed for the drivers of pickups and sport utility vehicles. The Grandtrek line was designed to deliver low noise and a comfortable ride over vast distances. Engineered with emphasis on low rolling resistance to increase the vehicle's fuel economy, overall treadwear in addition to reliable traction. For a dependable tire for highway driving, the Dunlop Grandtrek tire is a great choice for your truck or SUV.
Dunlop’s heritage is reflected in every tire they manufacture. That is why Dunlop technology is geared toward making tires that work as hard as you do. It's born from a passion to produce tires that enhance the driving experience and satisfy the needs of every driver. Dunlop is the brand that helps deliver the consistency you need on the road.
Shop for your Dunlop tires at a Town Fair Tire store located in CT, MA, RI, NH, VT, and ME.