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.


Alpio Barbara services a lot of UHP tire and wheel assemblies at his  California dealership. He
April 22, 2014

Proper tire service equipment: 2 perspectives

Tire service equipment seems to last forever. How many of you have a 20-year-old tire changer? How about 30 years old?

Tags: Performance Handbook, Tire service equipment, UHP tires

April 21, 2014

Carbonneau named ASA controller

ASA Automotive Systems has appointed Mary Carbonneau controller. Her responsibilities will include overseeing all of ASA’s accounting operations, management reporting and compliance/control.

Tags: ASA, ASA Automotive Systems, Computers, Mary Carbonneau, Software

Pirelli says the its new Cinturato P1 Plus is the first premium UHP summer tire backed by a mileage
April 18, 2014

Pirelli introduces the Cinturato P1 Plus

Pirelli Tire LLC launched the latest generation Cinturato P1 Plus at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The ultra-high performance summer tire is designed for luxury, mid-size, full size and sport cars, including the Acura TSX, Buick Regal and Chevrolet Cruze and Volt.

Tags: New York Auto Show, OE tires, Pirelli Cinturato

Brityrex 2014 seminars cover TPMS, tire labeling
April 14, 2014

Brityrex 2014 seminars cover TPMS, tire labeling

Singex-ECI, organizers of Brityrex International 2014 taking place Oct. 7-9 at EventCity in Manchester, England, announced that they will play host to a series of Tyre Talk seminars covering key business issues affecting tire retailers, wholesalers and fast-fit service providers.

Tags: Brityrex International, NTDA, Paul Farrant, Singex-ECI, Stefan Hay

April 3, 2014

MaddenCo unveils software enhancements

MaddenCo CEO Kim Angermeier unveiled the company’s newest features for its software solutions at its 2014 Users’ Conference held recently in Evansville, Ind.

Tags: Conference, MaddenCo, Software

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Innovative ideas make their debut at Tire Technology Expo 2014
March 28, 2014

Innovative ideas make their debut at Tire Technology Expo 2014  

It is widely recognized that Europe is one of the main hubs for leading innovative and futuristic technology when it comes to the tire industry. That is why Tire Technology Expo 2014, held in Cologne, Germany, in February is always a popular show for all sectors of the international market.

Tags: European notebook, John Stone, Tire Technology Expo

Figure 1: Exploded view of the tire pressure sensor.
February 11, 2014

Test-drive Chevy TrailBlazer above 25 mph for two minutes  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2006-09 Chevrolet TrailBlazer warns the driver when a significant loss of tire pressure occurs in any of the four tires, and allows the driver to display the individual tire pressures and their locations on the Driver Information Center (DIC) while the vehicle is being driven.

Tags: Chevy TrailBlazer, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

A unique dual concept of tire retreading and recycling for the future
February 11, 2014

A unique dual concept of tire retreading and recycling for the future  

There is no doubt that like most other continents, Europe is a consistent hive of productive activity. However, every now and then a really important technological advancement takes place with the potential to provide groundbreaking advantages for the worldwide tire market.

Tags: ContiLifeCycle, Continental AG, European notebook, John Stone, Recycling, retreading, truck tires

The new Michelin Premier A/S tire. 
February 11, 2014

Michelin debuts ‘game changer’  

Michelin North America Inc. used last month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a backdrop to introduce its Premier A/S passenger tire.

Tags: Michelin North America Inc., Michelin Premier A/S, Pete Selleck, Scott Clark

Knowing what you want and need before you choose a new computer software system makes the buying
February 10, 2014

6 key considerations before switching software  

You most likely have some type of point-of-sale software system today, and it’s probably working OK for you. However, for a variety of reasons, you may be considering a chang

Tags: Computer software, Computers, Software, Wayne Croswell

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