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Chuck Hamad was owner and president of the family-run Hamad Tire Inc.
August 26, 2014

Chuck Hamad, owner of Hamad Tire, dies

Charles Hamad, owner/president of Hamad Tire Inc., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was 65.

Tags: Chuck Hamad, Obituary

August 26, 2014

5 new tire technologies for every retailer

What are the five new technologies every tire retailer should know about? Modern Tire Dealer asked Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association, who says the biggest challenge was narrowing the list down to just five.

Tags: Kevin Rohlwing, tire technologies

The Fel-Pro replacement gasket for 2.0L Suzuki engines is available as a set or single part.
August 26, 2014

Fel-Pro has adaptor gasket for Suzuki engines

Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced its Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced the aftermarket’s first head gasket set with an OE-style replacement EGR adaptor gasket for 2006-2008 Suzuki L4 2.0L DOHC engines.

Tags: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Fel-Pro gaskets

August 26, 2014

Expert-based content added to ProDemand

Mitchell 1 announced it has enhanced its ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance software with an infusion of new expert-based information and expanded features to help auto service professionals diagnose and repair vehicles faster and with more accuracy.

Tags: Diagnostic Software, Gary Hixson, Mitchell 1, ProDemand, Repair Software, SureTrack

August 26, 2014

Epicor Parts Network B2B eStore adds quoting

Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced that it has added several new features, including an enhanced repair shop customer quoting capability, to the Epicor Parts Network B2B eStore.

Tags: Epicor Parts Network B2B eStore, Epicor Software Corp., Online Quotes, Scott Thompson

The new app from SMP scans the UPC code on an SMP brand box to access additional parts information.
August 26, 2014

SMP unveils parts app for mobile devices

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has introduced a parts app for mobile devices. The SMP Parts App allows input by part number and year, make, model and engine.

Tags: mobile parts app, Phil Hutchens, Standard Motor Products

August 26, 2014

Free webinar to cover OE wheel balancing

Balancing the newest tires and wheels coming as OE is more challenging than ever. Hennessy Industries Inc. will share the latest information in a free webinar, “The Evolution of OE Wheel Balancing Standards and Their Impact on the Aftermarket,” on Sept. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

Tags: free webinar, Kevin Keefe, wheel balancing

Sullivan Tire takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
August 26, 2014

Sullivan Tire takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. announced that on Aug. 18, 2014, the Bridgewater, Mass. Sullivan Tire location welcomed employees from Signature Healthcare Medical Group in and the Bridgewater Fire Department to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funding and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Tags: Ice Bucket Challenge, MTD 100, Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. ALS

Michelin study: teens aren’t taught tire safety
August 26, 2014

Michelin study: teens aren’t taught tire safety

Michelin North America Inc. has released new data about driver’s education and training in the United States which finds that teenagers often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads.

Tags: Beyond the Driving Test, Michelin North America Inc., Scott Clark, Tire Safety

Yokohama expands Geolandar line
August 25, 2014

Yokohama expands Geolandar line

The next generation tire from Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Geolandar H/T G056 line goes on sale Sept. 1, 2014, in 38 sizes in 15- to 20-inch rim diameters in P-metric and LT-metric offerings for light trucks and SUVs.

Tags: Andrew Briggs, Geolandar H/T G056

August 25, 2014

Bosch funds Univ. of Aftermarket scholarships

Robert Bosch LLC announced that the Bosch Community Fund, along with the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Division, has established a $100,000 fund for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to provide approximately 25 automotive scholarships each year over a three-year period.

Tags: Robert Bosch LLC, Rusty Bishop, Training, University of the Aftermarket Foundation

August 25, 2014

Purcell adds commercial service in Tucson

Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. has added commercial vehicle service at its facility in Tucson, Ariz.

Tags: commercial truck service, Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.

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