Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.
Qingdao Xiyingmen Double Camel Tyre Co. Ltd., in cooperation with Lionshead Specialty Tire & Wheel LLC, is recalling 38,129 Vail Sport ST LH 99 tubeless trailer tires encompassing build dates from Nov. 20, 2011, through Sept. 21, 2013 (sidewall date codes 4711 through 3713).
The recall is an extension of the previous recall of 1,440 Vail Sport ST LH 99 tubeless trailer tires, DOT code 69, manufactured from July 14, 2013, through July 27, 2013 (date codes 2813 or 2913). All the recalled tires are size 225/75D15, load range D,
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign ID number is 14T001. The second recall increases the number of potential affected units to nearly 40,000.
According to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, the affected tires may fail under prolonged use and may become unseated from the rims. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars."
"Tire damage from road hazards, failure from prolonged use or unseating of the tire from the rim increases the risk of a crash," says NHTSA.
Lionshead will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with compliant ones. The recall for the expanded population of tires is expected to begin in June 2014. The recall of the initial population of tires began in February 2014. Customers may contact Lionshead at (574) 533-6169.
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.