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Brad Hughes has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer at Cooper.
January 30, 2015

Cooper announces leadership changes

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Brad Hughes to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief operating officer and Phil Kortokrax as vice president of its North America tire operations. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Tags: Brad Hughes, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., executive appointments, Phil Kortokrax

January 30, 2015

Goodyear recalls 48,512 Fortera HL tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Fortera HL P255/65R18 109S tires manufactured Nov. 30, 2014, to Jan. 10, 2015.

Tags: Goodyear Fortera, NHTSA, OE tires, Tire recall

January 29, 2015

Monro acquires 9 Gold Coast stores in Florida

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has acquired the nine locations of Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers in South Florida and rebranded them as Tire Choice and Total Car Care.

Tags: Acquisitions, Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers, Josh Oretsky, Kim Rudd, Monro financials

January 29, 2015

Goodyear will sell tires at goodyear.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is teaming up with its retailers and wholesale distributors to make it possible for consumers to buy tires online at Goodyear.com.

Tags: Andy Traicoff, Dealer meeting, Mike Dauberman, Online tire sales

January 29, 2015

Anti-dumping duties go into effect

The anti-dumping duties set on Chinese passenger and light truck tire imports by the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) are effective Jan. 27, 2015, according to a notice published in the Jan. 27 edition of the Federal Register.

Tags: Chinese imports, DOC, Tire tariffs

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Figure 1: Registering the tire pressure sensor.
December 16, 2014

Optimal service for Kia Optima TPMS  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on a 2011 to 2013 Kia Optima monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a TPMS receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions

Tags: Kia Optima, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

A hard look at procrastination
December 16, 2014

A hard look at procrastination  

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is always the first week in November, and it’s a reminder to me that the end of the year is near.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Procrastination, Sales training, Wayne Williams

Brityrex addresses ‘part-worn’ tires and tire labeling
December 16, 2014

Brityrex addresses ‘part-worn’ tires and tire labeling  

I recently attended the three-day Brityrex Show in the UK, and this biannual event featured for the very first time a special seminar entitled TyreTalk that incorporated a series of speakers from various aspects of the tire industry.

Tags: Brityrex show, European Notebook, European tire labeling, John Stone, Part-worn tires

Hyun Bum Cho, Hankook’s president, chief marketing officer and chief corporate management
December 16, 2014

Hankook introduces an entry-level global tire brand  

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. launched a global brand with lines for the passenger, UHP, on- and off-road SUV/LT and winter markets in Las Vegas during the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. Laufenn brand tires will be available in the U.S. in March 2015 in sizes covering up to 75% of the U.S. market.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Laufenn, LT tires, SUV tires, UHP tires

CEO Jean-Dominique Senard delivered an impassioned speech regarding Groupe Michelin’s
December 16, 2014

Michelin Challenge Bibendum  

Groupe Michelin held its 12th annual Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB) in Chengdu, China, in November. The event brought together members of both the private and public sectors to examine sustainable mobility; this year’s conference focused on innovation in mobility, and how it can drive growth and urban well-being.

Tags: Groupe Michelin, Michelin Challenge Bibendum, Michelin North America Inc.

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