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Anco brand returns as NHL’s official wiper blade
October 24, 2014

Anco brand returns as NHL’s official wiper blade

Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Anco Wipers brand is returning for a second year as the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 2014-15 season.

Tags: Anco wiper blades, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Sports marketing

October 24, 2014

NETSA awards $32,000 in scholarships

The New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) has distributed $32,000 in funds to 16 recipients of $2,000 scholarships for 2014.

Tags: NETSA schoarships, New England Tire & Service Association

October 23, 2014

Monro has record results; enters Georgia market

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. posted net income of $16.3 million on net sales of $221.3 million for its second quarter ended Sept. 27, 2014. That compares to income of $13.6 million on sales of $205.3 million for the same period last year. The company also announced the acquisition of nine stores in the Atlanta, Ga., area.

Tags: acquisitions, John Van Heel, Monro Muffler Brake financials

October 23, 2014

Nashville retreader has new website

Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc. has redesigned its website to provide easier navigation through its inventory of retread tires.

Tags: Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc., websites

October 23, 2014

Griffin Brothers opens 10th location

Griffin Brothers Companies has opened its 10th Griffin Brothers Tires, Wheels and Auto Repair store. The new outlet is located in Matthews, N.C.

Tags: Griffin Brothers, new stores

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Figure 1: Removing and installing a one-piece sensor.
October 22, 2014

TPMS: 2005-11 Volvo V Series service  

The tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) on the 2005-11 Volvo V Series uses sensors mounted in the tire valves to check inflation pressure levels.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

Apprentice technician Eric Gruler is one of 20 part-time employees at Discount Tire’s East
October 22, 2014

Discount Tire gives its customers the tools to buy  

Discount Tire is famous for offering free tire repairs at each of its 891 stores nationwide. That has been a staple of the organization since 1970.

Tags: Bruce Halle, Discount Tire Co.

AAPEX and the SEMA Show combined will offer more than 7,300 exhibitors with thousands of new
October 22, 2014

Learn from the experts at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week  

With more than 2,000 new products on display, more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet as industry optimism continues to build, according to Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. The show will be held Nov. 4-7.

Tags: AAIW, AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show 2014, Seminars, Trade show

Improvements to the KO2 include thicker shoulder rubber extending down the sidewall to better resist
October 22, 2014

Same terrain, new KO tire  

The terrain is the same, but the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 light truck tire is different from its predecessor. By comparison, it has tougher sidewalls, longer tread life and improved traction for off-road and highway driving.

Tags: All-Terrain Tires, BFGoodrich, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, Michelin North America Inc.

Green tire technology
October 22, 2014

Green tire technology  

When tire labeling legislation came into force around two years ago in Europe, it was viewed by many people in the industry as a signal to move forward and make future tires as “green” and fuel efficient as possible.

Tags: European Notebook, Green tires, John Stone

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