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December 18, 2014

Oops: MTD editor can't blame the calculator

Even with a calculator, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich wasn't able to do simple division in his last blog. His mistake "only" led to a difference of nearly 29 billion miles.

Tags: B.O.B., Gas prices, Miles driven

December 18, 2014

Hankook buys shares in car parts company

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has purchased a majority stake in Korean car parts manufacturer Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp (HVCC). The purchase makes Hankook the second largest stakeholder in HVCC.

Tags: Halla Visteon Climate Control, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Seung Hwa Suh

The Toyo Open Country A25 is the first tire produced at the company s Malaysian plant selected as
December 18, 2014

Toyo is OE on new Nissan Navara pickup

The Open Country A25 tire manufactured by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has been selected as the original fitment for Nissan's NP300 Navara pickup truck.

Tags: OE fitments, Toyo Open Country, Toyo Tire Thailand

Alliance Tire Group s CEO Yogesh Mahansaria is one of three business leaders honored by the news
December 18, 2014

Alliance Tire CEO is a ‘leader of tomorrow’

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. announced that its group CEO, Yogesh Mahansaria, has been named a “leader of tomorrow” by the news magazine India Today.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, Yogesh Mahansaria

December 18, 2014

Sidewall blisters prompt CMA tire recall

China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014. The affected tires can develop a sidewall blister on the upper section of the sidewall. This blister may pop while the vehicle is in operation.

Tags: Bluestar, NHTSA, Tire recall, Trailer tires

Taraxacum kok-saghyz, also known as the Kazakh dandelion, is a central Asian dandelion of the
December 18, 2014

Mitas combines farm tires and dandelions

Mitas a.s. is planning to test the first agriculture tire made from agricultural cultivated crops.

Tags: Andrew Mabin, Dandelions, Farm tires

December 17, 2014

New flotation sizes continue an LT tire trend

In just a few months, the Tire & Rim Association will release its 2015 Yearbook. In it you will find everything you want to know about available tire, wheel and valve sizing.

Tags: MTD Facts Issue, Tire & Rim Association, Tire size proliferation

Brake Parts matched the contribution of its employees to the United Way campaign, raising $150,000
December 17, 2014

Brake Parts raises $150,000 for United Way

Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) raised more than $150,000 for the United Way of Greater McHenry County during its annual campaign drive that ran from early October through the end of November, says David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc.

Tags: Community involvement, David Overbeeke, United Way campaign

December 17, 2014

Toyo Tires and Race-Dezert team up for the 2015 Dakar Rally

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. and Race-Dezert have teamed up to bring off-road fans unique coverage of the 2015 Dakar Rally. For the first time ever Race-Dezert will have an independently operating team on the ground to capture photos, videos and stories from beginning to end of this legendary race.

Tags: Dakar Rally, Race-Dezert, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

December 17, 2014

4 tire dealers joined Mighty franchise in 2014

Four independent tire dealers joined the Mighty Auto Parts franchise network in 2014. The dealers joined the franchise to centrally distribute preventive maintenance parts to their stores reports MDSA LLC, which does business as Mighty Auto Parts.

Tags: Franchises, Ken Voelker, Mighty Auto Parts

The Michelin Truck app gives fleets and owner operators access to find products and services from
December 17, 2014

Michelin updates app to find truck dealers

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app that offers drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information. The new app is designed specifically for ease of use while on the road.

Tags: Commercial truck service, Michelin Truck Tires, Smartphone Apps

December 17, 2014

TIA will host free webinar on social media

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is presenting a free webinar on mapping out a social media plan. “Plan for Success: Create a social media plan for 2015” will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. EST.

Tags: Roy Littlefield, social media free webinar, TIA

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