The Smithers Group has upgraded its tread wear testing capabilities at its primary Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio.
Hennessy Industries Inc. has unveiled two new wheel balancer models under the Coats brand. The company says the Coats 1100 Series combines the accuracy and durability of the Coats’ Direct Drive system with an exclusive set of easy-to-use balancing features designed to get the job done right the first time.
“The 1100 Series features two key balancing technologies, including our patented Direct Drive system and our Static-On-Screen display,” said Kevin Keefe, Hennessy Industries’ vice president of marketing.
“What makes the 1100 Series models special is the way these two technologies work to provide a fast and accurate balance.”
The 1100 Series balancers offer a redesigned user interface that makes even the most complex balancing applications fast and simple. New features include Direct Balancing Mode Selection on both models, and Direct Tape-A-Weight Measurements and Behind the Spoke balancing on the 1150-2D model.
In addition to Direct Drive and Static-On-Screen display, all Coats 1100 Series balancers come fully equipped with:
The Coats 1150-2D includes all the features of the 1100, plus:
For more information about the Coats 1100 Series wheel balancers and other products, visit www.ammcoats.com.
The European subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. is acquiring a chain of 104 stores in France.
The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) will honor its 2017 Dealer of the Year and induct two new members into its Hall of Fame.
Mark Peak of Peak Auto Service Inc. in Girard, Kan., won the grand prize in a recent Jeep Rubicon Sweepstakes from Friend Tire Co., a wholesaler in Monett, Mo. that's a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yokohama Rubber Corp.
Discount Tire has added a store in Sugar Land, Texas. It is the third Discount Tire outlet in Sugar Land, which is part of the Houston metropolitan area, and the 12th location in Fort Bend County.
Every year, Modern Tire Dealer breaks down "the year that was" in its January Facts Issue. It is the first publication with an in-depth report on the previous year's performance.
The 2017 Lexus LS sedan features the Turanza T005 run-flat tire by Bridgestone Corp. as original equipment.
The third annual North American Tire & Retread Expo will be held April 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Tenneco Inc. wants to reward loyalty in a big way. That is why the company has launched the 2017 Expert Plus loyalty program for automotive service providers.
The January 2017 Facts Issue features a record 42 charts and graphs. That includes an expanded "Pricing and Sizes" section.
It looks like Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will be the second tire manufacturer to announce a price increase or price increases three weeks into the new year.
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.
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.