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LATEST NEWS

April 24, 2015

Dunn Tire launches responsive website

Dunn Tire LLC has redesigned its website to work seamlessly across all devices, make it easier and faster for customers to get information, and simplify the tire purchasing process.

Tags: Dunn Tire LLC, Redesigned website

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (center, in the blue suit) claps alongside other dignitaries
April 24, 2015

Goodyear to break ground in Mexico in June

Seventy-five years after Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. first entered Mexico, the tire manufacturer has announced it will build its new consumer tire plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Tags: Consumer tires, Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

April 24, 2015

Nexen Tire names Thomas senior v.p. of corporate accounts and Western Region

Nexen Tire America Inc. has hired John Thomas as senior vice president of corporate accounts and Western Region.

Tags: John Thomas, Nexen Tire America Inc.

Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer announces the company s new passenger tire plant will be
April 24, 2015

Goodyear seals the deal: $550 million tire factory going to Mexico

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the location of its new tire factory to serve customers in the Americas: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer made the announcement during a ceremony with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Tags: Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

Nokian has introduced the eNtyre 2.0, a premium all-season tire, in North America. The
April 24, 2015

Nokian unveils premium all-season tire

Nokian Tyres Inc. has introduced the eNtyre 2.0, a premium all-season touring tire for the North American market.

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Figure 1: Identifying the driver information center (DIC) buttons. Art courtesy of General Motors
April 15, 2015

2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain  

The tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) of the 2010 – 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the TPMS relearn mode functions.

Tags: Chevrolet Equinox, Chevy, GMC Terrain, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

Construction highlights of the DWS06 include 1) a high strength, two-ply sidewall; 2) a Sport
April 15, 2015

Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS06  

"Don’t screw it up.” That was the mantra among the Continental dealers who loved the ExtremeContact DWS. And engineers at Continental listened.

Tags: All-Season Tires, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Ultra-high performance tires

The consistent tread block rigidity of the new g-Force Comp-2 A/S tire resists irregular wear
April 15, 2015

BFG tour challenges dealers to test the new g-Force tire  

The new BFGoodrich brand g-Force Comp-2 A/S comes in more sizes, is more durable and has more all-weather capabilities than its predecessor. Michelin North America Inc. says 50% of the volume of the new ultra-high performance Z-rated tire will come from new sizes.

Tags: BFG, BFGoodrich Tires, High Performance Tires, Michelin North America Inc., Passenger tires, Ultra-high performance tires

The new counter works for both the dealership’s employees and their customers. It is now
April 15, 2015

100 years old and open to change  

Since 1911, Daniels Tire Service has been serving the greater Los Angeles and surrounding areas with dependable, quality products and service. Daniels Tire Service is a premier provider of commercial tires and operates a collection of retail tire and automotive repair locations.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Sales training, Wayne Williams

The BH03 was one of two futuristic tire concepts from Goodyear on display at the Geneva Motor Show.
April 14, 2015

An insight into tomorrow’s tires  

It has certainly been a period of “show time” in Europe in the past couple of months with the internationally prestigious Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, following February’s Tire Technology Expo in Germany (which I reported on in the March edition of MTD).

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bridgestone Corp., Continental AG, European Notebook, Future of Tire Technology, Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., John Stone, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Trade show, Yokohama Tire Corp.

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