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To attract millennials, Goodyear and its dealers  have to make the tire-buying process easier,  said
January 29, 2015

Goodyear's 5 most dramatic goals in 2015

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has set some very aggressive goals for itself -- and its dealers -- in 2015. The company shared them with the record 2,140 people attending the recent Goodyear dealer conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Tags: B.O.B., Dealer meeting, Online tire sales, Rich Kramer

January 29, 2015

Monro acquires 9 Gold Coast stores in Florida

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has acquired the nine locations of Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers in South Florida and rebranded them as Tire Choice and Total Car Care.

Tags: Acquisitions, Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers, Josh Oretsky, Kim Rudd, Monro financials

January 29, 2015

Mahle will debut A/C units at tradeshow

Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., will unveil interactive touch-screen displays and new A/C units for processing R1234yf and R134a refrigerants at the 2015 MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Training Event and Trade Show Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: A/C Systems, Mahle Service Solutions

Reed Jacobs will oversee product warranty and field testing in the U.S. for Trelleborg.
January 29, 2015

Trelleborg names U.S. field engineer

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has named Reed Jacobs as field engineer for Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tires for North America.

January 29, 2015

Goodyear will sell tires at goodyear.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is teaming up with its retailers and wholesale distributors to make it possible for consumers to buy tires online at Goodyear.com.

Tags: Andy Traicoff, Dealer meeting, Mike Dauberman, Online tire sales

January 29, 2015

Anti-dumping duties go into effect

The anti-dumping duties set on Chinese passenger and light truck tire imports by the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) are effective Jan. 27, 2015, according to a notice published in the Jan. 27 edition of the Federal Register.

Tags: Chinese imports, DOC, Tire tariffs


January 29, 2015

CEO of McCarthy Tire dies

The CEO of McCarthy Tire Service Co., the sixth largest commercial tire dealer in the U.S., died Jan. 27. John D. "Jack" McCarthy was 79.

Tags: John McCarthy Sr., McCarthy Tire Service, Obituary

To clearly indicate the level of copper in its QuietCast Brake Pads, Bosch rolled out updated
January 29, 2015

Bosch pads are copper-free ahead of requirement

Robert Bosch LLC is offering copper-free material in its premium-grade QuietCast as well as its other lines of braking products ahead of the 2025 copper-free requirement of several states.

Tags: Low Copper Compliant Brake Pads, Robert Bosch LLC

An area in BKT s new website is reserved for its distributors and partners. The company
January 29, 2015

BKT's new website supports customers worldwide

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has updated its website with new content, social media links, online community, corporate blog and interactive forum.

Tags: Balkrishna Industries Ltd., Manufacturer Websites, OTR tires

January 29, 2015

Andreoli adds Kenda sellout reporting

Andreoli & Associates Inc. (A&A), a cloud-base point-of-sale tire shop and auto service software provider, has released a module that supports Kenda U.S.A.’s sellout reporting requirements.

Tags: Andreoli & Associates Inc., HITS BPOS Software, Kenda U.S.A.

January 28, 2015

Register for NCTDA's tire and auto expo

It’s time to register for the Tire & Automotive Expo and Trade Show sponsored by the North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA). The event is set for March 20-21, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C., at the Westin Charlotte and NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Tags: John Baratta, North Carolina Tire Dealers Association, Tire & Automotive Expo and Trade Show

January 27, 2015

Monro 3Q: New stores behind record sales

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported net income of $16.0 million on net sales of $236.6 million for its third quarter ended Dec. 27, 2014. That compares to income of $15.3 million on sales of $216.7 million for the same period last year. The company set a net sales record for the third quarter.

Tags: John Van Heel, Monro Muffler Brake financials, Robert Gross

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