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October 30, 2014

Triangle to unveil two tires at SEMA

Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. will showcase two new passenger tires for the U.S. market at booth #40203 at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show, Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd.

Falken has opened a distribution center  in Joliet, Ill., that stores more than two tires per
October 30, 2014

Falken opens distribution center in Illinois

Falken Tire Corp. has opened a distribution center in Joliet, Ill. The facility will service tire dealers in the Chicago area metroplex and across the Midwest and into central Canada.

Tags: Distribution centers, Falken Tire Corp.

Patrick Mathews is the new CFO for Tire Discounters.
October 30, 2014

Tire Discounters adds CFO

Tire Discounters Inc. has named Patrick Mathews chief financial officer.

Tags: management changes, Patrick Mathews, Paul Brunner, Tire Discounters Inc.

Susan Medick has joined the board of the Aftermarket Foundation.
October 30, 2014

Aftermarket Foundation names board member

The Aftermarket Foundation has named Susan Medick, chief financial and operations officer for the Auto Care Association (ACA), to its board of trustees. She will serve on the board's finance and marketing and public relations committees.

Tags: Aftermarket Foundation, Bob Hirsch, Susan Medick

October 30, 2014

Mitchell 1 offers more customer feedback

Mitchell 1 has added a low score diagnostics feature to the consumer reviews offered in its customer retention and new customer acquisition service, SocialCRM.

Tags: customer feedback, Mitchell 1, Web sites

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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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