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LATEST NEWS

August 30, 2014

1,492 Wild Country tires are recalled by Cooper

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18. The tires were manufactured June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014.

Tags: Cooper Wild Country, NHTSA, Tire recall

Cooper offers consumers Fall Reward Event
August 29, 2014

Cooper offers consumers Fall Reward Event

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that consumers can take advantage of everything the fall season has to offer by getting up to $70 back during Cooper Tire’s Fall Reward Event through Oct. 31, 2014.

Tags: Cooper Promos, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Cooper Tire Fall Reward Event

August 28, 2014

TBC offers rebate on Sumitomo HTR Enhance

TBC Corp. reports consumers who purchase a set of four Sumitomo HTR Enhance performance touring tires between September 1 and October 17 will have the opportunity to receive a $50 VISA prepaid gift card as part of the “Enhance your Drive, Enhance your Savings” mail-in rebate promotion.

Tags: Rebates, Sumitomo HTR Enhance, TBC Brands, TBC Corp.

August 28, 2014

Tyrexpo Asia 2015 to offer new features

Tyrexpo Asia 2015, the 10th show in this series, is once again looking to break records in terms of number of exhibitors. The show, which is staged in Singapore, will introduce several new features for visitors including a larger floor plan for additional booths.

Tags: Trade show, Tyrexpo Asia

Mickey Thompson s UHP Street Comp tire is now available in 22 sizes.
August 28, 2014

Mickey Thompson adds to Street Comp line

Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., dba Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, now has available the ultra-high performance Street Comp tire in three new sizes for muscle car, tuner and European sport sedan applications.

Tags: Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Street Comp, UHP tires, Ultra-high performance tires

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Figure 1: Identifying wheel, transmitter, screw and valve.
August 21, 2014

When rotating Subaru Forester tires, TPMS still functions, tire positions will not be displayed correctly  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2008-13 Subaru Forester checks the tire pressures of all four road wheels when the vehicle is driven at speeds above 25 mph and warns in the event of a loss of pressure by means of a low tire pressure warning light. A sensor installed in each wheel will indicate when tire pressure is severely low. The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle is driven.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Subaru Forester, TPMS

All 17 T- and H-rated sizes of the Snowtrac 5 will be produced at the Vredestein plant in The
August 21, 2014

Apollo Vredestein screens Snowtrac 5  

The hottest tire in the Vredestein lineup is the Snowtrac 5. It’s new, it’s superior to its predecessors, and it meets European and North American winter tire standards for performance.

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bob Ulrich, European tire labeling, Winter tires

A new era for UK tire shows
August 21, 2014

A new era for UK tire shows  

With Europe’s “exhibition season” truly in full swing following the highly successful Reifen 2014 Show in Germany, Automechanika Frankfurt is on the horizon and it will be another very busy few months for all tire businesses in Europe.

Tags: Brityrex, European Notebook, John Stone, SEMA Show, trade shows

Quoting prices is a delicate balancing act
August 21, 2014

Quoting prices is a delicate balancing act  

The primary reason I’m writing these articles is to give sales staff more confidence at the sales counter. This month, I’ll continue my series on pricing.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Pricing, Tire prices, Wayne Williams

Nokian Tyres offers the Flat Run line of run-flat tires for both passenger and SUV vehicles. The
August 19, 2014

Run-flats: what a difference a decade makes  

There seems to be love and hate relationships when it comes to run-flat tires (RFT). Auto manufacturers love offering the selling point of better fuel economy due to the lighter vehicle weight that run-flats offer by eliminating a spare tire. Consumers hate the high cost to replace original equipment run-flats and are struggling with their comfort level. Tire makers are caught in the middle.

Tags: Atturo Tire Corp., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire America Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nokian Tyres Inc., Pirelli Tire North America, Run-flat tires, Sentury Tire Americas, Yokohama Tire Corp.

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