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November 26, 2014

Pirelli’s 2015 tires make their debut

At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tires were seen for the first time – although there were no dedicated Pirelli test days, with each team concentrating on its own independent program.

Tags: formula One, Paul Hembery, Pirelli, Pirelli P Zero

RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express raised funds for the Peninsula SPCA by hosting a sold-out
November 26, 2014

RNR raises funds for local SPCA

RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express of Hampton, Va., recently raised $7,000 for the Peninsula Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), a no-kill facility that houses animals waiting to be adopted.

Tags: Fundraiser, RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express

Views of the new Purcell outlet in Tucson, Ariz., which has six retail bays and three drive-through
November 26, 2014

Purcell adds location in Arizona

Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. has opened a new retail and commercial tires and service center location in Tucson, Ariz.

Tags: Bob Purcell, Juanita Purcell, new stores, Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.

November 26, 2014

Two companies explain why tariffs are wrong

In the wake of the preliminary determination by the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) to impose additional tariffs on consumer tire imports from China, two companies have openly expressed their disappointment in the decision.

Tags: Chinese imports, DOC, Maxwell Wee, Tire tariffs

November 26, 2014

Mazda recalls nearly 100,000 cars for TPMS

Mazda North American Operations announced that certain Mazda6 vehicles built from Oct. 25, 2012, through Oct. 10, 2014, do not comply with the detection requirement specified in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) illumination.

Tags: Mazda6, TPMS recall


November 26, 2014

Teams’ Champion to be decided at World RX finale in Argentina

The twelfth and final round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship will take place in San Luis, Argentina this weekend, and the top teams are gearing up for one last push to become the first ever World Rallycross Teams’ Champion on Cooper tires.

Tags: Cooper Tire Europe, Cooper Tires, FIA World Rallycross Championship, World RX

Mitas C-26 rear motocross tire
November 26, 2014

Mitas to unveil motocross tires at MX Woodstock

Mitas will display new motocross tires at Red Bull Day in the Dirt No. 17 in Glen Helen, Calif. The event is part of MX Woodstock, to be held Nov. 28 to 30.

Tags: Glen Helen Raceway, Motocross, MX Woodstock

Trelleborg promotes its radial technology to a large farming operation in Salamanca, near Queretaro,
November 26, 2014

Trelleborg shows more radials in Mexico

Trelleborg Wheel Systems continued its push of radial tire technology in Mexico, and demonstrated its radial tires at the Expo Agroalimentaria from Nov. 11-14 in Irapuato, Mexico.

Tags: Agroalimentaria, Mexico, Trelleborg Maximo R1

November 25, 2014

175,000 Toyo and Nitto tires are recalled

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans -- including those used in commercial applications.

Tags: Nitto Dura Grappler, Tire recall, Toyo Open Country

Pierluigi Dinelli was named chairman and CEO of Pirelli’s NAFTA region, effective Janaury
November 25, 2014

Pirelli announces new CEO for North America

Pirelli Tire North America Inc. named new leadership to head its operations in North America, effective January 2015. Pierluigi Dinelli will be appointed CEO and chairman of Pirelli’s NAFTA region, replacing Paolo Ferrari, who will become CEO of the Pirelli Latin America region.

Tags: Hirings, Paolo Ferrari, Pierluigi Dinelli

November 25, 2014

When will importers have to pay the tariff(s)?

New tariffs have been levied on consumer tire imports from China. When will importers in the United States have to pay the price?

Tags: Alpio Barbara, Chinese imports, DOC, Redwood General Tire, Tire tariffs


Dr. Mark Quarto explains hybrid battery reconditioning technologies to dealers attending a training
November 25, 2014

The Hybrid Shop will add stand-alone franchises

The Hybrid Shop LLC (THS) is growing quickly to keep pace with the hybrid electric vehicle market. Twenty-five dealers joined its service network in the last year. Plans for 2015 include stand-alone franchises, a national warranty plan and a credit card program.

Tags: hybrid electric vehicles, Matt Curry, The Hybrid Shop

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