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.


Jim Hill, ContiTech s NAFTA CEO, pulls the cover from the sign in front of ContiTech s new North
July 29, 2015

Continental's rebranding of Veyance hits home

Continental A.G.’s ContiTech division is celebrating another milestone stemming from the company’s January 2015 acquisition of Veyance Technologies Inc.

Tags: ContiTech, Jim Hill, Veyance Technologies Inc.

Approximately 60 tire dealers took part in the BFG ride-and-drive event held at the I-X Center in
July 29, 2015

Get a grip! BFG promotes tires through training

Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich brand hosted approximately 65 dealers at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, for a training session on the g-Force Comp-2 A/S all-season UHP passenger tire and the All-Terrain T/A KO2 all-terrain light truck tire.

Tags: All-Season Tires, All-Terrain Tires, BFG, Michelin North America Inc.

July 28, 2015

Nominations are open for 2015 AIA awards

The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, is accepting nominations for the 2015 AIA People Awards. The awards honor the excellence of individuals in the import auto care industry.

Tags: AIA, Auto Care Association, Ira Davis

The Toyo Proxes A27 is original equipment on the 2016 Scion iA. (Photo courtesy of Scion.)
July 28, 2015

New Scion models feature Toyo OE tires

Toyo Tire North America OE Sales is supplying two new Scion models with Toyo tires.

The Reifen International Trade Fair was represented in Panama. The bienniel tire show will be held
July 16, 2015

Business + pleasure: Latin America's tire expo

There is a reason David Lee Roth and Van Halen sang about Panama. Tourists visit the Central American country for its warm weather and beaches.

Tags: David Shaw, Gus Lima, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Linda Bassitt

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A rocky ride on a space-saver tire
July 21, 2015

A rocky ride on a space-saver tire  

This month my article revolves around a recent road experience I had as opposed to a market view, just to be different for a change.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Space saver tires, Universal wheels

Arfa Syed says sharing images on Twitter is key. Research shows tweets with images receive 18% more
July 21, 2015

Look to Twitter for a treasure trove of data to enhance your business  

Signing up to use Twitter is one thing. Sending a tweet is another baby step. But using the social media network to draw attention to your business, engage with your customers and ultimately measure your results is another thing altogether. It might sound frightening and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

Tags: Arfa Syed, Social media, Twitter

Tire training: big business in Europe
June 30, 2015

Tire training: big business in Europe  

The diverse concept of business training has always been a particular point of interest for me. During my 23-year career within the international tire industry as a news journalist, editor and business media consultant I have witnessed the continual progressive growth of training facilities and techniques develop throughout Europe.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Training

Tire registration and legislation
June 25, 2015

Tire registration and legislation  

Legislation should be the last resort when attempting to solve problems. Legislation is the lazy man’s way of getting things done. Legislation causes more grief in the long term than common sense does.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Tire registration

Figure 1: Here is an exploded view of the TPMS sensor.
June 3, 2015

TPMS: Ford Explorer 2011-2013  

The body control module (BCM) of the 2011-2013 Ford Explorer monitors the tire pressure in the four road tires with tire pressure sensors. The tire pressure sensors are battery operated and mounted to the valve stems.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

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