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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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The Ironman ST-SVP radial trailer tire is part of a brand family that also includes passenger, light
October 26, 2014

Ironman adds a radial ST tire to its lineup

The new Ironman ST-SVP radial trailer tire from Hercules Tires is designed as "an economic choice" for trailers, according to the company.

Tags: ATD, Joshua Simpson, Trailer tires

October 22, 2014

MAM to preview software at AAPEX and SEMA Show

MAM Software Inc. will preview new business management software features and applications at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 and the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 AAPEX, 2014 SEMA Show, MAM Software Inc.

In addition to Cooper’s premium 65,000-mile limited tread wear protection warranty, the
October 22, 2014

Cooper introduces the Discoverer SRX

The new Cooper Discoverer SRX is designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs.

Tags: Cooper Discoverer

October 22, 2014

Goodyear to test self-inflating tires on fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will begin testing its self-inflating tire system called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months.

Tags: Goodyear Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Tire technology

October 22, 2014

Cooper is testing tires made with guayule

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant.

Tags: Biomass Research and Development Initiative, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., guayule

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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

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

#EverythingYouEverWantedToKnowAboutHashtags
October 21, 2014

#EverythingYouEverWantedToKnowAboutHashtags  

What’s with the pound signs everywhere? You know that symbol “#” over the number 3 on the keyboard that looks like a Tic-tac-toe game board. We used to call it the “pound sign,” now it’s hashtag this and hashtag that.

Tags: Social media, Wayne Croswell

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