Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.
Mitchell 1 announced it has added a new video titled, SureTrack: The Fastest Path to Fixed, to its website at www.mitchell1.com, that provides a close-up look at how SureTrack helps technicians fix cars faster and with more confidence.
Mitchell 1 says SureTrack is an easy-to-search system that brings together a unique combination of intelligence and expertise to help aftermarket automotive shops increase accuracy and shop productivity, from diagnosis to completed repair.
In the video, Ben Johnson, Mitchell 1’s director of product development, shares some highlights of how SureTrack’s Real Fixes from actual technicians, along with the complete OEM repair information in ProDemand, work together to help auto service professionals work more efficiently.
“At Mitchell 1, we understand how diagnosing today’s complex vehicles can be a challenge. That’s why we developed SureTrack -- our latest information source in the ProDemand product line that brings industry experience into the system,” said Johnson.
“With full OEM content and millions of experienced-based articles, ProDemand and SureTrack together deliver the industry’s most complete shop solution to increase efficiency and simplify everyday tasks for automotive professionals.”
SureTrack is integrated with ProDemand, Mitchell 1’s OEM repair information solution, giving shops an end-to-end solution for diagnosing, estimating and performing the needed repairs. SureTrack combines diagnostic experience with repair timesavers and detailed parts replacement records, all wrapped in an interactive community of thousands of repair professionals and expert technicians, notes Mitchell 1.
The exclusive 1Search feature delivers this information together in a single location so technicians no longer have to search multiple databases with multiple logins and subscriptions to find the data they need to complete the repair.
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.