Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. has added 14 part numbers to its selection of First Time Fit tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors. The new part numbers add coverage for more than 10 million European and Korean vehicles.
TBC Wholesale is further expanding its Arctic Claw studdable winter tire line for the 2014-2015 winter season.
The company is targeting later model vehicles and "progressive" original equipment fitments with 11 new sizes. That increases the Arctic Claw size lineup to more than 100 sizes.
“The Arctic Claw brand has firmly established itself as an outstanding, high-quality choice for those consumers seeking the perfect balance of superior cold weather performance and a price that doesn’t leave them out in the cold,” says Jon Vance, senior director of product marketing.
“It is our goal with the Arctic Claw program to keep the sizing progressive and aligned with today’s late model vehicle fleet, while at the same time keeping the full line comprehensive and able to service tire dealers as a profitable one stop source for the overwhelming majority of their winter tire demand.”
The 11 new sizes fit a wide variety of late model vehicle types including compacts, sedans, crossovers and full size pickups.
Arctic Claw TXI: 175/65R15, 185/55R15, 205/65R16, 235/60R17, 215/45R17 and 225/55R18.
Arctic Claw XSI: 265/70R18, 245/50R20, 265/50R20, LT285/70R18 and LT265/60R20.
The two LT sizes of the XSI are Load Range E.
The Arctic Claw program is available through TBC Wholesale’s "Core Brand" programs for the replacement tire market. Designed to comprehensively service independent wholesale and retail dealers, these programs feature access to consumer and commercial products through affiliation with TBC Wholesale’s portfolio of proprietary brands; they include Multi-Mile, Eldorado, Cordovan, Sigma, Vanderbilt, Telstar and Jetzon.
Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 1, 2017.
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has named Jeff Barna chief operating officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing and product planning.
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions Inc. is extending its phone order assistance hours to better serve its growing customer base. The new hours are effective immediately.
Everything automotive can be found at the annual North American International Automotive Show. The 2017 edition is being held in Detroit from Jan. 7 through Jan. 21.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has finalized dates for two more of its Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor classes in 2017.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is adding four sizes to the Terra Trac AT II, giving the lineup 58 SUV and light truck SKUs, ranging from 15 to 20 inches.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is expanding its research and development space in White, Ga., to boost its North American business. The work is scheduled to be complete in 2017.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. beefed up its warranty program in three ways on Jan. 1, 2017. Road hazard coverage for mud tires and commercial traction tires is just one part of the expanded program.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has named four officers to its board of directors and elected two people to its board of governors.
Michelin Group’s new Pilot Sport 4S has a Y speed rating (186+ mph) and offers a 30,000-mile warranty. The product line initially includes 35 sizes, in widths ranging from 225mm to 345mm, aspect ratios from 30 to 45, and rim diameters from 18 to 20 inches.
Russ Carter, former general manager of Griffin Brothers Auto Centers LLC, has joined Andreoli & Associates Inc. He will serve as general manager and take on the duties previously handled by the software company's president Mike Andreoli.
The General Tire brand from Continental Tire the Americas LLC will sponsor the newly created Major League Fishing (MLF) General Tire World Championship, presented by Bass Pro Shop.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has won a 2016 Good Design Award for the Zeon RS3-G1, a new all-season passenger car tire for high performance vehicles.