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Attending the CTDA soccer tournament were (front row, from left to right): Councilman Tom LaBonge;
July 29, 2014

CTDA scores with soccer tournament

More than 200 people -- including business owners, players, families and friends -- attended the California Tire Dealers Association’s (CTDA) third annual soccer tournament held recently in Los Angeles.

Tags: Bill Fuqua, California Tire Dealers Association, CTDA, Pirelli Tire North America, Soccer

Veyance s new microsite highlights features of its Gatorback belt technology.
July 29, 2014

Veyance launches 'Art of Silence' campaign

Veyance Technologies Inc., manufacturers of Goodyear Engineered Products and Gatorback belts, has launched the Art of Silence campaign, a marketing initiative that highlights the company’s belt technology, including the Quiet Channel Technology that makes the Gatorback belt one of the quietest belts in the aftermarket industry, says the company.

Tags: Goodyear Gatorback belts, Veyance Technoligies Inc.

July 29, 2014

1H results: Michelin increases income by 23%

Groupe Michelin posted net income of 624 million euros on net sales of more than 9.6 billion euros for the first half ending June 30, 2014. That compares to income of 507 million euros on sales of more than 10.1 billion euros for the first half of 2013.

Tags: Jean-Dominique Senard, Michelin financials, OTR tires

The Smart Battery Tester from OTC includes an app to enable technicians to test batteries with a
July 29, 2014

OTC releases battery tester and app

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has introduced a pocket-sized battery tester that offers near-instant battery, charging and starting system test results with a technician’s iOS or Android device.

Tags: battery testers, OTC

Kristin Grons is responsible for marketing strategies for Raybestos brand brakes
July 29, 2014

BPI adds to Raybestos marketing team

Kristin Grons has joined Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) as marketing manager.

Tags: BPI, Brake Parts Inc., Kristin Grons, Raybestos

Centric Parts has released its 2014 brake component guide for its Fleet Performance program. 
July 29, 2014

Centric releases 2014 brake guide for fleets

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has begun delivering its Centric Parts 2014 Fleet Performance Brake Component Application Guide.

Tags: Centric Parts Fleet Component Brake Guide, Dan Lelchuk

ASE has elected Mark Polke of Robert Bosch LLC to its board of governors.
July 29, 2014

ASE elects Mark Polke to board

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has elected Mark Polke to its board of governors. Polke is director of service workshop concepts and technical support services for the aftermarket division of Robert Bosch LLC.

Tags: Mark Polke, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellen, Robert Bosch LLC

The Geolandar G91, in 17- and 18-inch H-rated sizes, will be OE on the new Lexus NX.
July 29, 2014

Yokohama supplies tires to new Lexus NT

Two Yokohama tire lines have been selected as original equipment on the new Lexus NX, the first Lexus premium compact crossover SUV.

Tags: OE tires, Yokohama BluEarth, Yokohama Geolandar

Team Falken s Henzler and Sellers sit in seventh place in the overall GTLM standings.
July 28, 2014

Team Falken credits crew at Tudor United Sportscar race at Indy

Despite a potential top five finishing position, a collision dashed the hopes for Falken’s Porsche 911 RSR, driven by teammates Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers.

Tags: Brickyard Grand Prix, Falken Tire, Team Falken, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

July 28, 2014

AAPEX has new way to vote for new products

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has a new voting process to determine the winning entries in the 2014 New Product Showcase. AAPEX is scheduled for Nov. 4-6, in Las Vegas.

Tags: AAPEX 2014, New Products Showcase

Latin American tire expo eyes 2015
July 28, 2014

Latin American tire expo eyes 2015

The 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, Panama, is over. It wrapped up on Friday, July 25. All that's left is to report on the activities -- and look forward to next year's event.

Tags: 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, David Stevens, Gus Lima, Matt White, Tire Industry Association, TRIB

July 28, 2014

TRIB and TIA video dispels retreading myth

The true causes of rubber on the road are discussed in a new video from the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

Tags: David Stevens, Ken Brown, retreads, TIA, TRIB

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