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Technology

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.

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Taraxacum kok-saghyz, also known as the Kazakh dandelion, is a central Asian dandelion of the
December 18, 2014

Mitas combines farm tires and dandelions

Mitas a.s. is planning to test the first agriculture tire made from agricultural cultivated crops.

Tags: Andrew Mabin, Dandelions, Farm tires

The Michelin Truck app gives fleets and owner operators access to find products and services from
December 17, 2014

Michelin updates app to find truck dealers

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app that offers drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information. The new app is designed specifically for ease of use while on the road.

Tags: Commercial truck service, Michelin Truck Tires, Smartphone Apps

Recreational vehicle owners can search for tires and find load information on Michelin s revamped RV
December 15, 2014

Michelin updates RV tire website

Michelin North America Inc. unveiled a revamped website for recreational vehicle (RV) tires that includes information on tire selection and maintenance for RVs, campers and motorhomes. The new site is customer-driven and mobile-friendly for easy on-the-go use, the company says.

Tags: Bianca Hogan, Redesigned website, RV tires

December 9, 2014

Andreoli offers try-before-you-buy software

Andreoli & Associates Inc. (A&A), a cloud-based, point-of-sale software developer, launched a new website that provides software overview videos and also unveils a new company logo and look.

Tags: Mike Andreoli, POS, Software

Kumho s Marshal Tires brand has launched a new website for the Middle East region.
December 3, 2014

Kumho's Marshal brand adds Middle East website

Marshal Tires, a brand of the Kumho Tire Co., will expand its reach in the Middle East with a new website designed for that region.

Tags: Alireza Moaref, Marshal Tires, Middle East

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Figure 1: Registering the tire pressure sensor.
December 16, 2014

Optimal service for Kia Optima TPMS  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on a 2011 to 2013 Kia Optima monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a TPMS receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions

Tags: Kia Optima, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

Brityrex addresses ‘part-worn’ tires and tire labeling
December 16, 2014

Brityrex addresses ‘part-worn’ tires and tire labeling  

I recently attended the three-day Brityrex Show in the UK, and this biannual event featured for the very first time a special seminar entitled TyreTalk that incorporated a series of speakers from various aspects of the tire industry.

Tags: Brityrex show, European Notebook, European tire labeling, John Stone, Part-worn tires

CEO Jean-Dominique Senard delivered an impassioned speech regarding Groupe Michelin’s
December 16, 2014

Michelin Challenge Bibendum  

Groupe Michelin held its 12th annual Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB) in Chengdu, China, in November. The event brought together members of both the private and public sectors to examine sustainable mobility; this year’s conference focused on innovation in mobility, and how it can drive growth and urban well-being.

Tags: Groupe Michelin, Michelin Challenge Bibendum, Michelin North America Inc.

Nitto covered the SEMA Show in real time at its booth.
December 15, 2014

2014 SEMA Show coverage  

Cab drivers in Las Vegas were told to be ready for 140,000 visitors during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. That estimate proved to be too low.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show

Figure 1: Removing the tire from the wheel (1 of 2).
November 10, 2014

Honda Fit 2008-2013 TPMS service  

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2008-2013 Honda Fit, or a known good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See Reset procedures.

Tags: Honda Fit, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

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