New Jersey became the ninth state to enact a ban on lead wheel balance weights on Jan. 8, 2018, and has set a six-month window for compliance.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with STRATIM, a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance for tens of thousands of vehicles operated by more than 50 mobility services in more than 25 markets across North America.
Raben Tire Co. LLC has established a call center in Evansville, Ind., the city where the 28-store dealership is headquartered. The new Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) is designed to provide a consistent positive customer experience via phone and email.
Ford Motor Co. has added tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors to its Omnicraft brand of replacement parts for non-Ford vehicles.
Atlantic Tire & Service Inc. has opened its fourth store in North Carolina’s Triangle Region. The eight-bay outlet is located in Wake Forest. The dealership also has stores in Raleigh, Cary and Durham.
About 80 people packed the house to attend the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA)/1-800EveryRim New Year Luncheon on Jan. 17, 2018.
Michelin North America Inc. is using its stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to talk about worn tires, and the company wants tire dealers and the entire tire industry to follow its lead.
K&M Tire Inc. founder Ken Langhals likes to remind his 600-plus employees that a customer’s tire order one day doesn’t guarantee another order the next. And that means K&M’s annual dealer conference is an opportunity to provide dealers with help and extra services that set K&M apart from other wholesalers.
The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) recently held its annual conference, which, although traditionally staged in the UK, represents the ongoing current issues in the tire industry throughout Europe (at least until the Brexit negotiations are completed) and attracts an extensive and diverse range of delegates.
I’m tired of talking about the internet, but I might be the only one. It’s a subject that tire dealers talk about all the time, and it doesn’t appear the internet is going out of business anytime soon. There aren’t any future plans to turn it off.
Ford Motor Co. has added spark plugs and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors to its Omnicraft brand of replacement parts for non-Ford vehicles.
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Maxxis International-USA is extending its partnership with the New York Yankees for 2018.
An Indiana lawmaker has introduced a bill to ban the installation of unsafe, used tires on vehicles.
Six days after Jeff Barna was promoted to president of Yokohama Tire Corp., he's continued the company's promotion streak with five more announcements.