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August 20, 2014

California TPMS legislation heads to governor’s desk

California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1665 that “requires all tire dealers to be capable of diagnosing and servicing tire pressure monitoring systems,” according to a press release sent out by California State Assembly Member Brian Jones and Senator Ted Lieu.

Tags: Legislation, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

August 20, 2014

TIA ATS training heads to Cincinnati

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced that its award-winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course will be offered at the Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Sept. 16-19, 2014.

Tags: ATS, Automotive Tire Service Certification, TIA

The start of the 2014 Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno.
August 20, 2014

Czech Republic MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won his first Grand Prix of the year at Brno last weekend, breaking the winning streak of his teammate Marc Marquez. For the second race in a row, second and third place went to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi respectively.

Tags: Automotodrom Brno, Bridgestone, Czech Republic MotoGP, Dani Pedrosa, MotoGP World Championship

At Perfect Equipment s 75th anniversary celebration, Wegmann automotive teamed up with Special Kids,
August 20, 2014

Perfect Equipment celebrates 75 years

Wegmann automotive USA Inc. announced that Perfect Equipment, the oldest wheel balance weight brand in North America, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. To mark the milestone, the company says it will support the Special Kids charity of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Tags: Perfect Equipment, Wegmann automotive USA Inc., Wheel Weights

August 20, 2014

NHTSA launches recall database

The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it has unveiled a new, free, online search tool consumers can use to find out if a vehicle is directly impacted by a recall.

Tags: Anthony Foxx, NADA, NHTSA, Recall Database, Vehicle Recalls

Maxxis Victra R19 Rally now available online
August 20, 2014

Maxxis Victra R19 Rally now available online

Maxxis International announced that as of Aug. 11, 2014, the Maxxis Victra R19 Rally tire is available for purchase in the Maxxis eStore. Designed for the demands of rally racing, the Victra R19 lets drivers take on even the roughest gravel stages, notes Maxxis.

Tags: Maxxis International, Maxxis Victra R19 Rally

August 19, 2014

Michelin momentum means chance for overall win at VIR

Michelin technical partner teams carry the momentum as they take on a “momentum” track and savor the rare opportunity to compete for an overall race win as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heads to the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), August 24.

Tags: Michelin, Oak Tree Grand Prix, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Virginia International Raceway

Dani Pedrosa set a new race record time while winning the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
August 19, 2014

Pedrosa sets record pace for first win of the season at Brno

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa set a scorching pace to take his first win of the MotoGP season ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.

Tags: Automotodrom Brno, Bridgestone, Czech Republic Grand Prix, Dani Pedrosa, MotoGP

August 19, 2014

Belgian Grand Prix Preview: Spa

The Formula One season resumes after a three-week break for one of the most eagerly-anticipated races of the year: Spa-Francorchamps, where the P Zero White medium tires and P Zero Yellow soft tires have been nominated, a softer choice compared to last year, to promote different strategies.

Tags: Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One, Pirelli, Spa-Francorchamps

Radar Tires runner-up in the Vegas to Reno race
August 19, 2014

Radar Tires runner-up in the Vegas to Reno race

Once again, Radar Tires served notice to the long-course off-road racing world. This time it was during the Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno presented by Fox. In its Best in the Desert debut, Radar Tires finished second during the grueling 535-mile endurance race, the longest off-road race in the United States.

Tags: Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno, Radar Renegade R5, Radar Tires

August 19, 2014

DOC postpones China tire tariff determination

The United States International Trade Administration announced that the Department of Commerce (DOC) is postponing the due date for the preliminary determination in its countervailing duty investigation of passenger and light truck tires from the People’s Republic of China to Nov. 21, 2014.

Tags: Chinese Tire Imports, Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tariffs, USW

August 19, 2014

Wabco will exhibit at IAA in Germany

Wabco Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced that at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany, it will showcase the company’s continued technology leadership in vehicle safety and efficiency through its advanced systems, products and services, including new fleet management solutions.

Tags: Fleet Management, Jacques Esculier, mBSP, OptiDrive, Wabco Holdings Inc.

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