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August 2014

August 2014 Modern Tire DealerTire Magazine

Features

Five must-follow technological trends


By: Kevin Rohlwing

When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V8 motor, he chose to build an engine with all eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine block in one piece. Ford replied, “Produce it anyway.”

FEATURES

Quoting prices is a delicate balancing act

Quoting prices is a delicate balancing act

The primary reason I’m writing these articles is to give sales staff more confidence at the sales counter. This month, I’ll continue my series on pricing.

Nokian Tyres offers the Flat Run line of run-flat tires for both passenger and SUV vehicles. The

Run-flats: what a difference a decade makes

There seems to be love and hate relationships when it comes to run-flat tires (RFT). Auto manufacturers love offering the selling point of better fuel economy due to the lighter vehicle weight that run-flats offer by eliminating a spare tire. Consumers hate the high cost to replace original equipment run-flats and are struggling with their comfort level. Tire makers are caught in the middle.

 

Bob Ulrich's Editorial

When China and friends took over

When China and friends took over

The year is 2024. Consumer tire imports from China are way down compared to 10 years ago.

Commercial Tire Dealer

The tire shop at McCarthy Tire’s Baltimore location covers 11,680-square-feet. A second

Guiding business growth at McCarthy Tire

There is no typical day for Sean Wooster, manager of McCarthy Tire Service Inc.’s commercial-only location in Baltimore.

Skid steer owners now have more options for tires designed to work in conditions from enduring the

Skid steer tread patterns go from all-purpose to purpose-built

Dealers have more choices than ever when matching skid steer tire tread patterns to specific applications for their customers. “The skid steer product line looks a lot more like a small OTR or medium truck type of offering now,” says Nick Phillippi, general manager of Nebraskaland Tire Co. Inc., which also does business as Kansasland Tire and Coloradoland Tire.

Plombco offers wheel weights for alloy and steel rims. The heavy-duty TALZ zinc weight is a

Wheel weights: Clip-ons or bags?

Balancing all wheel positions, including trailer tires, has been documented to increase fuel economy by 1% to 2%, according to Derek Forney, marketing coordinator, International Marketing Inc. (IMI). “In fact, nearly half of a truck’s fuel efficiency related to tires comes from the trailer,” says Forney.

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European Notebook

A new era for UK tire shows

Focus on the Industry

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