Tire manufacturers are continually refining existing technology and introducing new concepts to the marketplace. Here’s a look at the latest advancements and how you can market and sell them.


Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (center, in the blue suit) claps alongside other dignitaries
April 24, 2015

Goodyear to break ground in Mexico in June

Seventy-five years after Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. first entered Mexico, the tire manufacturer has announced it will build its new consumer tire plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Tags: Consumer tires, Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer announces the company s new passenger tire plant will be
April 24, 2015

Goodyear seals the deal: $550 million tire factory going to Mexico

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the location of its new tire factory to serve customers in the Americas: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer made the announcement during a ceremony with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Tags: Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

April 17, 2015

AAPEXedu programs to highlight technology

During the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in November, the 2015 AAPEXedu program will spotlight telematics, vehicle systems technology and the technology used to operate a business to help service professionals, warehouse distributors, retailers and manufacturers stay ahead of the curve.

Tags: 2015 AAPEX, AAPEXedu sessions, Telematics, Vehicle technology

Tire dealers can check inventory levels and submit orders to TCi with its new mobile app.
April 17, 2015

Michelin's TCi offers mobile ordering app for dealers

Tire Centers LLC (TCi) is the first authorized Michelin tire distributor to offer a mobile app for independent tire dealers to view inventory and purchase tires online.

Tags: Daphne Risco, Mobile app, Online Ordering, Vickie Johnson

Show organizer Gus Lima (weaing blue) was joined by Andy Kopplin, first deputy mayor and chief
April 15, 2015

Ribbon-cutting held at Tire & Retread Expo

The North American Tire & Retread Expo is off and running in New Orleans, La.

Tags: Gus Lima, North American Tire & Retread Expo, Trade show

View More News | RSS FEED


Construction highlights of the DWS06 include 1) a high strength, two-ply sidewall; 2) a Sport
April 15, 2015

Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS06  

"Don’t screw it up.” That was the mantra among the Continental dealers who loved the ExtremeContact DWS. And engineers at Continental listened.

Tags: All-Season Tires, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Ultra-high performance tires

The BH03 was one of two futuristic tire concepts from Goodyear on display at the Geneva Motor Show.
April 14, 2015

An insight into tomorrow’s tires  

It has certainly been a period of “show time” in Europe in the past couple of months with the internationally prestigious Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, following February’s Tire Technology Expo in Germany (which I reported on in the March edition of MTD).

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bridgestone Corp., Continental AG, European Notebook, Future of Tire Technology, Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., John Stone, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Trade show, Yokohama Tire Corp.

The 2012 Honda Crosstour is a typical model using this article’s tire pressure monitoring
April 6, 2015

2008-2013 Honda Accord and Crosstour TPMS  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2008-2013 Honda Accord and Crosstour consists of a low tire pressure indicator, TPMS indicator, and TPMS control unit.

Tags: Honda, Honda Accord, Honda Crosstour, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

The Tire Technology Expo held in Cologne, Germany, last month was a constant hive of activity.
April 3, 2015

Record-breaking Tire Technology Expo held in Germany  

Europeans consider the Tire Technology Expo held in Cologne, Germany, every February one of the world’s most prestigious events in the tire and rubber industries. This year’s show was no exception.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Tire Technology Expo, Trade show

These tires are made for walking!
February 13, 2015

These tires are made for walking!  

In my January column, I wrote that Singapore-based tire producer Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. had “broken new ground” in the tire industry by launching its Timberland tire range in a unique association with a designer label — Timberland Footwear. I have been surprised by the speed in which this new innovative development has caught the attention and imagination of many people in the industry, especially here in Europe.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Omni United, Part-worn tires, Timberland

View More Articles | RSS FEED



Receive the latest MTD eNews in your inbox!

Signup Sign up for our Enews and receive the latest news, trends, and product information right in your e-mail inbox. Join Today!

View the latest eNews:
Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Thursday Edition  |  CTD Online  |  Auto Service

Be Informed : Stay Current
Free Weekly Hotwire E-News