We asked members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) what was on their mind. They responded with: The election.
Hankook Tire America Corp. announced it is launching its 2014 “Great Hit” mail-in rebate fall promotion that will give consumers the chance to score big deals on six of Hankook’s most popular tires.
The Great Hit promotion runs from Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2014, and offers consumers a rebate of up to $80 when purchasing a set of four select Hankook ultra-high performance, ultra-high performance all-season, premium touring all-season, light truck premium highway all-season or light truck all-terrain tires. Hankook says the qualifying tires include:
“We are pleased to lead off with yet another Great Hit rebate promotion for the 2014 season and continue our efforts in consumer and dealer engagement,” said Byeong Jin Lee, president, Hankook Tire America Corp.
“Tens of thousands of drivers have taken advantage of the Great Hit and Great Catch rebate promotions in recent years, and we are excited to once again offer consumers the opportunity to save on Hankook’s quality passenger and light truck tires.”
For more information www.hankooktireusa.com.
Nokian Tyres plc has recorded its place in history. Its tires were fitted on a BMW 330 when professional stunt driver Vesa Kivimaki set the world record for the fastest side wheelie in a car — at 115 mph!
When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu (educational) sessions starting on Monday, Oct. 31.
In 1996, a half dozen large independent tire dealers banded together to form a buying group that would “help them compete against warehouse clubs and the big box stores,” says Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire Service Inc.
Winter tires may have brought Nokian Tyres plc to North America, but they aren’t enough to pave the path to the brand’s growth here. The tire maker knew it needed to invest in all-season products. First came the eNtyre and Rotiiva lines, and up next is an all-season ultra-high performance tire, the zLine.
Barry Steinberg’s first store was one-half of an existing building. His fifth is a new 7,350-square-foot architect’s dream, a modern colonial located in the town of Medway, Mass., and built from the ground up.
As I sit down to write this column, it is almost 10 weeks since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Over the past couple of months there has been a tremendous amount of speculation within the European tire industry as to how this momentous decision will affect the tire market both in the short and long term.
ACDelco is adding 31 cabin air filter part numbers covering more than 5 million vehicles on the road today to its Professional cabin air filter line.
When a customer walks in convinced his car doesn’t need synthetic motor oil when you think it does, and argues with you at every suggestion, do you take the time to educate him and explain your recommendation? Do you turn down the job? Or do you take his money, use traditional oil, and hope for the best?
Tom Formanek will be inducted as the next president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) during its annual membership meeting on Oct. 31, 2016. He will serve a one-year term.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. remains focused on capturing "the growing demand for premium, large-rim diameter tires." The company says part of that strategy involves"reducing excess capacity in declining, less profitable segments of the tire market."
How can dealers get more cars on the alignment rack? Matthew Greco and Jose Perez answered that question in a seminar at Big O Tires LLC’s annual dealer meeting last April.
Over the last five years, Modern Tire Dealer has written regularly on the CUV (crossover utility vehicle) tire segment, based on the popularity of CUVs.
General Motors reports Mark Drennan has been named ACDelco brand general director.