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Whether you’re directing your dealership’s business from the back office or you’re working the sales counter, this section has the information to enhance your company’s image with the consumer, help your operational efficiency and make you more profitable.


Rotary Lift says a protective coating and end cap prevent wheels from being scratched or dinged as
November 20, 2014

Rotary Lift introduces Wheel Wing tire hangar

Rotary Lift has introduced Wheel Wing tire hangar, a car lift accessory designed to improve ergonomics and boost shop productivity by making it easier to remove wheels for tire rotations and brake and suspension work.

Tags: car lift accessories, Rotary Lift

The Standard e-catalog is redesigned and shows multiple search results in a single screen.
November 20, 2014

SMP redesigns e-catalog with searches, filters

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) introduces a new and improved e-catalog, featuring a redesigned interface and new search and filter tools. The e-catalog is mobile-optimized so it performs equally as well on the a desktop, tablet or mobile phone.

Tags: Catalog, Phil Hutchens, SMP

Federal s senior management participated in a carnival that capped off a year of celebrations
November 19, 2014

Federal celebrates 60 years in business

Federal Corp. ended a year of 60th anniversary celebrations in markets worldwide with a carnival in Taiwan attended by more than a thousand of its partners, customers and staff.

Tags: 60-year anniversary, Federal Corp.

BKT introduced the Ridemax FL 693 M, a radial tire for those who frequently travel on the road with
November 17, 2014

BKT unveils two tires, farming survey at EIMA

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) and its Italian distributor Univergomma unveiled two tires and showcased additional products at the 2014 International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition (EIMA) Nov. 12-16 in Bologna, Italy.

Tags: Agricultural Tires, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), EIMA

DENSO recently added TPMS part numbers and application-specific kits for GM, Ford and Chrysler
November 17, 2014

DENSO has been very busy of late

On the heels of strong first-half 2014 consolidated financial results, DENSO Corp. and its North American subsidiaries have kicked it up a notch.

Tags: Awards, DENSO financials, Nobuaki Katoh, TPMS sensors, Under-car service, Underhood service

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Hankook Tire America Ltd. broke ground on its tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
November 10, 2014

Hankook breaks ground on new plant in Tennessee  

Tire dealers will be able to sell American-made Hankook passenger and light truck tires beginning in 2016. That is when the first phase of Hankook Tire America Corp.’s tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn., will be completed.

Tags: Clarksville, Hankook Tire America Corp., Tire plant

The Terra Grappler G2 is the second generation of the Terra Grappler introduced 13 years ago and the
November 10, 2014

Nitto adds two tires to the Grappler line  

The Terra Grappler G2 and the Exo Grappler AWT bring a tread wear warranty and severe snow service certification to the Grappler line of all-terrain tires from Nitto Tire USA Inc.

Tags: All-Terrain Tires, Exo Grappler AWT, Mud-terrain tires, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., Terra Grappler G2

Crumb rubber from recycled Timberland tires will be used in the manufacture of Timberland footwear.
November 10, 2014

Tires as a lifestyle choice  

Buying tires has never been a lifestyle purchase for the American consumer. G.S. Sareen hopes to change that.

Tags: John Soule, Omni United, Timberland

“The Thailand plant is going to be a platform for Linglong to step onto the global
November 10, 2014

Shandong Linglong Tire update  

At 42, Feng Wang is one of the youngest CEOs in the tire industry. But his rise to the top at Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd., one of China’s largest tire manufacturers, didn’t happen overnight.

Tags: Feng Wang, Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd.

The GT Radial Adventuro AT3 is Giti Tire’s newest light truck radial offering. It features an
November 10, 2014

Expect more P-metric light truck tires for CUVs  

In our October issue, we outlined the state of the P-metric light truck tire market in plenty of detail. Executives from 13 tire manufacturers provided their insights into a market segment that, by nearly all accounts, is growing.

Tags: Atturo Tire Corp., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Falken Tire Corp., Giti Tire USA, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire America Corp., Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., LT Tires, Pirelli Tire North America, P-metric tires, TBC Wholesale, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Yokohama Tire Corp.

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