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December 22, 2014

Tire prices are dropping, or are they?

The recent drop in tire prices reported by a leading industry analyst took Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich back to the tires (and cars) of his youth in Northeast Ohio.

Tags: B.O.B., Tire prices

Cardone has released parts for four of its product lines.
December 22, 2014

Cardone expands portfolio

Cardone Industries Inc. has released new products for its remanufactured brakes, fuel/air systems, electronics and steering product lines.

Tags: Brakes, Cardone Industries Inc., Fuel systems

The newly redesigned www.forwardlift.com features modern visuals and easier navigation to help users
December 22, 2014

Forward Lift redesigns, reorganizes website

Forward Lift, a brand of lifts from Vehicle Service Group LLC, has redesigned its website with new features that benefit potential vehicle lift buyers and current owners alike. The www.forwardlift.com updates include modern graphics, new product pages and additional information.

Tags: David Fischmer, Forward Lift, Vehicle Lifts

December 22, 2014

Goodyear to stream business review Jan. 13

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company will webcast its presentation on Jan. 13, 2015, from the 2015 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit, Mich.

Bosch has introduced premium aftermarket fuel pumps for late-model vehicles and many earlier
December 22, 2014

Bosch adds aftermarket turbine fuel pumps

Robert Bosch LLC has added original equipment platforms for its premium aftermarket turbine fuel pump modules. The Bosch Original Equipment (BOE) fuel pumps cover select passenger car (BOE-C) and truck (BOE-T) applications.

Tags: fuel pumps, Robert Bosch LLC

December 22, 2014

TIA tour: First five ATS training dates set

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has set dates for five of its 2015 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) training tour locations.

Tags: 2015 Automotive Tire Service training, TIA, TIA ATS Training

Hankook says the Ventus Prime2 provides high wet grip properties, low rolling resistance and low
December 22, 2014

Hankook will supply Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The Ventus Prime2 and Vantra LT manufactured by Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. have been selected as the original fitment for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class minivan.

Tags: Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Hankook Ventus Prime2, OE fitments, Vantra LT

December 22, 2014

The average selling price of a popular passenger tire is $119.88

Northcoast Research Holdings LLC says tire pricing went down in November. According to its Tire Pricing Index, the average price point of a light vehicle replacement tire decreased 0.4% sequentially to $124.81.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research, Raw material costs, Tire pricing

Bartec has included SMP’s Qwik-Sensor line in its newest software release.
December 19, 2014

Bartec adds SMP’s TPMS sensor line

Bartec USA LLC has released a software upgrade for its TPMS tools that includes the ability to program the newly released multi-coverage programmable sensor from Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP).

Tags: Bartec USA LLC, SMP, TPMS sensors

December 19, 2014

Reifen Müller retreads its millionth tire

Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland GmbH is congratulating Reifen Müller from Hammelburg, Germany after it produced its millionth tire, a Ringtread Blackline retread.

Tags: Marangoni RingTread, Millionth tire, Reifen Müller, Retread tires

December 19, 2014

Bridgestone will host vets at hockey game

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is hosting 15 veterans as special guests at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Bridgestone is the title sponsor of the New Year’s Day game. The veterans are members of Hockey Saves Inc., a national nonprofit organization that provides military with a healthy outlet through hockey.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Inc., Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, National Hockey League

The new Alliance factory in India is producing OTR tires. Alliance Tire Americas President James
December 19, 2014

Alliance: North America will benefit from new plant

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is ramping up production at its new factory in India, and the company expects off-the-road tires from the new plant to arrive in North America within a few months.

Tags: Alliance Tire Americas Inc., Alliance Tire Group, New Plants

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