Hankook Tire America Corp. is offering consumers a spring "Great Catch" rebate with the purchase of any of the brand's seven most popular passenger and light truck tires.
Centric Parts announced that for the 12th year in a row, it has once again been awarded a Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) Award for contributions to the automotive industry. The unbroken streak dates back to the award's inception in 2003.
FMSI honored Centric Parts for New Assignments & Applications in 2014, acknowledging Centric’s ongoing status as the single-largest contributor to identifying new applications for the FMSI system.
FMSI President, Patrick Healey presented this year’s plaque to Centric Parts Product Manager, Mario Figueroa. Figueroa leads a group of researchers, engineers and technicians at Centric that is responsible for gathering and examining new model year vehicle components to identify carryover parts and to catalog new ones to be entered into the FMSI registry.
This year alone the Centric Parts team was responsible for adding over 260 new numbers to the FMSI database.
“This is for everyone in our research department. It’s really a group effort – all of us working hard to help keep Centric first to market with new applications every year,” said Figueroa.
FMSI was founded in 1948 to maintain a standardized part numbering system used by the automotive aftermarket friction industry, and to disseminate to its members scientific, engineering, technological, statistical, and other relevant information.
The FMSI Award program was started ten years ago to recognize companies that excel in actively contributing information and research to support the system.
For more information visit www.centricparts.com.
Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. has created a first-of-its-kind partnership with an English Premier League club. The tire company will be the Official Sleeve Partner of the Manchester City Club, and the Nexen logo will appear on the club's uniform sleeve for all league games in the 2017-2018 season.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Nizar Trigui to the new role of chief technology officer (CTO).
Maxxis International is sponsoring the ChumpCar World Series, a non-profit racing series geared toward weekend enthusiasts and amateurs who seek the thrill of racing, but can't afford the big bucks of for-profit series.
The BKT USA Inc. booth at the recently completed 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas gave show attendees plenty to talk about. The company showcased not only its Earthmax farm tires, including the new Earthmax SR 35, but also its ATV/UTV tire lineup.
Michelin North America Inc. and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals.
Winter tire sales are weather dependent, and that means back-to-back lackluster winter seasons are leaving tire dealers, and tire manufacturers, wanting more.
According to the Car Care Council, windshield wiper blades should be checked every six months or 6,000 miles. That time is now.
According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires declined slightly in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.1% fewer tires last month relative to the previous year’s period, following a slight increase in December and November.
The first day of spring is upon us. That means the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) is just around the corner.
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. began giving away its 2017 Boston Red Sox schedule magnets to customers and fans on March 17.
Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops has added an online tire shopping tool to its website that gives consumers a good-better-best recommendation.
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Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ new advertising campaign for Wagner OEX brake pads aims to help consumers make educated decisions about brake pads.
This tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2011-2015 Chrysler/Jeep Wranglers consists of sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, a wireless control module (WCM) and a yellow TPMS telltale lamp.