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Kenda s new Klever S/T for SUVs and CUVs has a 60,000-mile tread wear warranty.
May 21, 2015

Kenda expands Klever line

Kenda USA has added the Klever S/T for sport and crossover utility vehicles to its Kenda Klever line.

Tags: American Kenda, Kenda Klever S/T

May 21, 2015

Monro plans online tire sales for fleets

Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s CEO and President John Van Heel outlined initiatives to improve comparable store sales, including online tire sales for commercial customers and more digital marketing and high-value consumer promotions to boost retail store traffic.

Tags: Monro Muffler Brake financials, Online tire sales

Aeolus tires were on display at the Dongfeng racing team headquarters at the Volvo Ocean Race s
May 21, 2015

Aeolus hosts customers at Volvo Ocean Race

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. recently hosted some of its biggest U.S. tire buyers and distributors at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I

Tags: Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd., Volvo Ocean Race

May 21, 2015

Monro earns 13% more in fiscal 2015

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported net income of $61.8 million on net sales of $894.5 million for its fiscal year ended March 28, 2015. That compares to income of $54.5 million on sales of $831.4 million for its previous fiscal year.

Tags: Monro financials

Uniroyal Brand Manager Ray Fischenich poses with the Uniroyal Tiger mascot in front of the Giant
May 21, 2015

A landmark tire: The Uniroyal giant tire is 50

A landmark of a Detroit suburb celebrated its 50th anniversary this week. The giant Uniroyal tire located adjacent to I-94 in Allen Park, Mich., is billed as the largest tire model ever built.

Tags: 50-year anniversary, Detroit, Landmark, Ray Fischenich, Uniroyal Giant Tire

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Wheel fasteners
May 5, 2015

Wheel fasteners  

Wheel fasteners are arguably the most important components on any vehicle, responsible for securing the wheels to the vehicle, yet are often the least understood and appreciated. This brief article offers a basic overview of the often overlooked threaded wheel fastener — how to identify it and how to handle it.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Mike Mavrigian, Wheel fasteners

Balancing performance tires
May 5, 2015

Balancing performance tires  

Saying technology has changed over the last decade might be one of the greatest understatements that I’ve ever made. In 2005, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were primarily reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) were options. And people who thought the Blackberry was a smartphone were surprised when the first video was uploaded to a new video hosting service called YouTube.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Balancing, High Performance Tires, Kevin Rohlwing, Performance Handbook, Ultra-high performance tires

Examples of tire and wheel vibrational issues. The illustration at the top depicts an imbalance
May 5, 2015

NVH issues and answers  

In this article, we’ll address a variety of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) issues. We’ll also offer tips on how to avoid and/or cure these ills.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Harshness, Noise, NVH, Performance Handbook, Vibration

A special edition Koenigsegg Agera was on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
May 5, 2015

Hyperactive imagination  

You may have noticed the sweet looking, perhaps unfamiliar monster of a vehicle on our front cover. That is a hypercar, specifically a 2015 GTA Spano from Spania GTA Tecnomotive S.L. It features a V10 twin-turbo engine capable of 925 horsepower. And a $650,000 price tag.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Hypercar, Performance Handbook, Pirelli P Zero

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