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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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J-Connect brings value to both the dealer and the customer, as a 24/7 marketing resource.
August 14, 2014

JMK offers J-Connect marketing software service

JMK Computerized Tire Dealer Information System (JMK) reports its J-Connect service allows tire dealers' customers direct website access to their vehicles’ service history, independent of the software systems being used.

Tags: Computer software, Jim Krakower, JMK, JMK Computerized Tire Dealer Information System

August 13, 2014

Global Tire Industry Conference calls for papers

The 31st annual Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference will be held at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., April 15-17, 2015.

Tags: Clemson University Tire Conference, Global Tire Conference

Rick Majewski (front row, third from left), vice president of Wilson County Tire and Retreading,
July 30, 2014

Marangoni’s newest dealer holds open house

Marangoni Tread North America Inc. announced that its newest dealer, Wilson County Tire and Retreading in Lebanon, Tenn., recently hosted an open house.

Tags: Bob Majewski, Marangoni Tread North America, Rick Majewski, Wilson County Tire and Retreading

The Geolandar G91, in 17- and 18-inch H-rated sizes, will be OE on the new Lexus NX.
July 29, 2014

Yokohama supplies tires to new Lexus NT

Two Yokohama tire lines have been selected as original equipment on the new Lexus NX, the first Lexus premium compact crossover SUV.

Tags: OE tires, Yokohama BluEarth, Yokohama Geolandar

July 22, 2014

Yokohama supplies Mercedes-Benz again

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will supply original equipment tires to Daimler AG for the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class compact SUV.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, OE tires, Run-flat tires, Yokohama C.drive

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USEFUL ARTICLES

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.

Ziegler Tire & Service in Akron, Ohio, promotes the use of run-flat tires at the sales counter.
August 19, 2014

Five must-follow technological trends  Cover Story

When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V8 motor, he chose to build an engine with all eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine block in one piece. Ford replied, “Produce it anyway.”

Tags: Carbon Revolution, Infotainment, Kevin Rohlwing, Spare tires, Technology, Tread compounds

Figure 1: Identifying the tire pressure sensor components (1 of 2 illustrations. See also Figure 2
July 31, 2014

TPMS setups on Dodge Chargers  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2009-13 Dodge Charger monitors air pressure in the four road tires; pressure in the spare tire is not monitored. There are two tire pressure monitoring systems available, a base system and a premium system. The base system does not specify how many tires are low or where they are located. The premium system does so.

Tags: Dodge Charger, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

Wacky wheels are the future
July 31, 2014

Wacky wheels are the future  

As the tire market throughout Europe appears to get even busier and definitely more competitive, it is easy to sometimes forget that without one other vital product there would be no tires... at all! Of course, I am referring to wheels, or rims as they are sometimes called, which continue to be big business in Europe.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Rim bands, Wheels

Figure 1: Identifying FTM Reset Display (without iDrive – 1 of 2).
June 27, 2014

TPMS: Determine the system on a BMW 3-Series E-90  

There are two types of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) on 2009-13 BMW 3-Series E90 vehicles.

Tags: BMW 3-Series E-90, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

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