Inspector Buddy Rice checks for tire defects at a Michelin manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

Inspector Buddy Rice checks for tire defects at a Michelin manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)