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.
Rotary Lift has announced that more than 50 members of its service network have completed the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program over the past nine months.
“Rotary Lift’s distributor and installer network includes more than 400 companies spread across the United States and Canada,” says Ron Lainhart, parts and service manager for Rotary Lift and an ALI factory designated trainer.
“We have taken a leadership role in supporting the ALI lift inspector certification initiative so that lift users everywhere can turn to a trusted name for inspections. More than half of all ALI-certified liftiInspectors are affiliated with Rotary Lift and are qualified to inspect lifts built by any manufacturer.”
Annual vehicle lift inspections are required by ANSI/ALI ALOIM-2008, the national standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance.
The company says it has more ALI-certified lift inspectors within its distribution channel than any other manufacturer, making it easy for lift uses across North America to find an inspector.
Rotary Lift is requiring each of its Rotary Authorized Installers (RAIs) to have at least one certified lift inspector on staff by 2015.
RAIs are the factory-trained exclusive providers of Rotary Lift warranty work. They are the only distributors who are authorized to install Rotary Lift’s popular SmartLiftand MOD series environmentally friendly inground lifts and heavy-duty parallelogram lifts.
Rotary Lift is a brand of Vehicle Service Group, which is part of the Dover Corp.
For more information, visit www.rotarylift.com.
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.
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.