Hunter Engineering Co. has released two videos that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
Would you believe a 60% tariff? That is a possibility, according to a report by Exane BNP Paribas.
On July 22, 2014, the United States International Trade Commission determined consumer tire imports from China may or may soon be "materially" injuring the domestic tire industry.
The decision begins a process that may lead to a 60% additional tariff, "plus 26% punitive tariffs," according to Exane. "The Chinese Rubber Industry Association has said that should this materialize, it would be impossible to import tires from China, and that it would demand the Chinese government take countermeasures."
The tariffs would be in addition to the 4% duty already in place on consumer tire imports from China.
Tire manufacturers have been mum on the subject of possible tariffs. Exane believes Groupe Michelin would benefit from additional tariffs.
"The possible re-introduction of U.S. tariffs on China-made tires could result in a 1-2% tailwind to Michelin's EPS (earnings per share), while highlighting its dependency on low profitability and price-driven, entry-level tires."
Michelin was affected negatively when the tariffs imposed on passenger and light truck tire exports from China to the U.S. in 2009 expired in 2012, according to Exane.
"Michelin does suffer from competition from entry-level players, unlike any other European tire maker," says Exane. "As we firmly believe the premium segment is set to structurally grow faster and be more disciplined and profitable, we think Michelin shares deserve to trade at a discount to EU (European Union) peers, and see them as being fully valued currently."
Exane S.A. is an investment firm based in Paris, France. Under the brand name Exane BNP Paribas, Exane says it "provides institutional investors with a range of services, such as research, sale and execution on European equities."
RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) has been ranked No. 4553 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000. It is the third time Inc. magazine has ranked the tire and custom wheel franchise among the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
“Cool it with the direct mail.” That was the advice given by Tom Eisenberg to Bob Mirman, his mentor at West Coast Tire and Service Inc. in Los Angeles.
There are off-road warriors who never let their vehicles or mud-terrain tires touch pavement. There are others who like to occasionally play in the dirt, but need their fun vehicles to do double duty to go to work or school. And increasingly, there are drivers with lifted trucks and mean-looking tires who chase the aesthetic more than the lifestyle their vehicle portrays.
Tireco Inc.’s new Milestar Grantland AP light truck tire is available in 25 sizes.
CRP Automotive has developed three service kits designed to simplify transmission fluid service on Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Here’s the first hint that the newest tire store Ron Baxter and Ross Baxter are opening in Idaho Falls, Idaho, isn’t a typical retail store: the size. It’s 37,000 square feet.
Forward Lift’s new DP15 two-post lift services cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives.
Colleen Horn Doyle, legal counsel for McCarthy Tire Service Inc., has been named to the prestigious “2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers.
The new General Grabber APT from Continental Tire the Americas LLC is an all-purpose-terrain tire designed for on-road, off-road and snow performance.
Tireco Inc.'s new mobile responsive website for Milestar tires is designed to showcase updated news, features and available tire sizes while serving as a hub for consumers to interact with the Milestar brand.
Tire industry veteran Chris Tolbert has joined Kenda USA's North American Automotive Business team as director of business development. His assignment: help accelerate Kenda’s sales and brand awareness in the PCR and LTR segments.
Ride Control LLC has launched its Gabriel website training menu with a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings. This includes videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs and FAQs for both light and heavy-duty vehicles.