Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has announced that the Nitto-sponsored mobile game, "Racing Rivals," is available to Android users through the Google Play store.
Created by Cie Games Inc., the free-to-play mobile racing game brings high-stakes competitive racing to Android smartphones and tablets, according to Nitto.
The company says the "Racing Rivals" game has seen more than 5 million installs and ranks as the top grossing racing game in more than 50 countries for the iPhone.
“We are excited to now be able to offer "Racing Rivals" to the massive Android community and connect even more enthusiasts to each other in a worldwide virtual community that spans all genres of automotive passion,” says Gloria Miyamoto, manager, brand publishing for Nitto Tire.
"Racing Rivals" allows users to choose from over 60 officially licensed cars from manufacturers like BMW, Honda, McLaren, RWB, Ford and more. Users can tune their cars with performance parts including from air filters to crankshafts, turbochargers, superchargers, nitrous oxide, custom wheels and tires from Nitto.
"Racing Rivals" is free for Android on Google Play. The game is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Korean.
For more information, visit www.racingrivals.com.
To learn more about Nitto tires, visit www.nittotire.com.
Colleen Horn Doyle, a fourth-generation member of the McCarthy family, is the new corporate attorney for McCarthy Tire Service Inc.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $69.3 million on net sales of $783.9 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of $59.2 million on sales of $775.5 million for the same period in 2015.
ATV Inc. has acquired six stores in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The purchase expands ATV's network of American Tire Depot stores to 98 outlets, all in California.
The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association (MATDA) has joined the social media content platform developed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF).
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. reported a net loss of 12.3 billion yen on net sales of 381.6 billion yen for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to net income of 1.6 billion yen on net sales of 407.8 billion yen for fiscal 2015.
Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has signed Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) golfer Jodi Ewart Shadoff as ambassador for its flagship Radar tires brand for the second straight year.
The president of Meineke Car Care Centers LLC says consumers want to do business with big brands, and he expects that overall shopping trend will affect the automotive aftermarket.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will increase prices on GT Radial brand tires in the U.S. and Canada, effective April 1, 2017.
An upcoming free webinar, "Commitments: Understanding Customer Buying Decisions," will help improve your retail selling experience. It will be held today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, starting at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT), and last an hour.
The last two months of the year proved to be busier than expected, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Way busier.
Margins on consumer tires helped boost Groupe Michelin’s net income 43% in 2016. Michelin posted net income of 1.7 billion euros on net sales of 20.9 billion euros for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of 1.2 billion euros on sales of nearly 21.2 billion euros for fiscal 2015.
The BFGoodrich tire brand developed its off-road identity four decades ago in the Baja peninsula in Mexico. Now Michelin North America Inc. is recognizing the region's importance with a $10,000 donation.