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Bosch has introduced premium aftermarket fuel pumps for late-model vehicles and many earlier
December 22, 2014

Bosch adds aftermarket turbine fuel pumps

Robert Bosch LLC has added original equipment platforms for its premium aftermarket turbine fuel pump modules. The Bosch Original Equipment (BOE) fuel pumps cover select passenger car (BOE-C) and truck (BOE-T) applications.

Tags: fuel pumps, Robert Bosch LLC

December 17, 2014

New flotation sizes continue an LT tire trend

In just a few months, the Tire & Rim Association will release its 2015 Yearbook. In it you will find everything you want to know about available tire, wheel and valve sizing.

Tags: MTD Facts Issue, Tire & Rim Association, Tire size proliferation

December 17, 2014

4 tire dealers joined Mighty franchise in 2014

Four independent tire dealers joined the Mighty Auto Parts franchise network in 2014. The dealers joined the franchise to centrally distribute preventive maintenance parts to their stores reports MDSA LLC, which does business as Mighty Auto Parts.

Tags: Franchises, Ken Voelker, Mighty Auto Parts

Toyo unveiled an anniversary logo as the company looks forward to 2015. On the right is a conceptual
December 17, 2014

Toyo to celebrate 70th anniversary in 2015

Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the company’s founding in August 2015.

Tags: Logo, New headquarters, Toyo 70th anniversary

December 16, 2014

Get ready: New tire sizes are on the way

You may see five new passenger tire sizes in your shops in 2015. And double that number of new LT sizes.

Tags: MTD Facts Issue, Size proliferation, Tire & Rim Association, Tire sizes

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USEFUL ARTICLES

A hard look at procrastination
December 16, 2014

A hard look at procrastination  

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is always the first week in November, and it’s a reminder to me that the end of the year is near.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Procrastination, Sales training, Wayne Williams

Hyun Bum Cho, Hankook’s president, chief marketing officer and chief corporate management
December 16, 2014

Hankook introduces an entry-level global tire brand  

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. launched a global brand with lines for the passenger, UHP, on- and off-road SUV/LT and winter markets in Las Vegas during the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. Laufenn brand tires will be available in the U.S. in March 2015 in sizes covering up to 75% of the U.S. market.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Laufenn, LT tires, SUV tires, UHP tires

Jimmy Yang, president of American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., reports the company is
December 16, 2014

Kenda is relying on research and development  

Kenda USA held its inaugural dealer and distributor meeting three days before the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Two of the highlights were the introduction of the Kenda Klever S/T and the rollout of the company’s new associate dealer program, Kenda Traction.

Tags: Dealer meeting, Jimmy Yang, Kenda USA

Dealers told MTD that the top issues for 2015 will be nothing new -- employee recruitment and
December 16, 2014

Dealers say recruitment and regulations are top challenges in 2015  

What issues will preoccupy tire dealers in the next 12 months? Employee recruitment, government regulation, margin pressures and casing supply, according to dealers we contacted. Although the year is new, the top issues affecting dealers’ operations are not. Many dealers cited these same challenges in 2014.

Tags: Ann Neal, Government regulations, recruitment

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

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