Articles Tagged with ''consumer tires''

May EV story

How Electric Vehicles Impact Tire Design

Tiremakers Juggle Weight, Torque, Noise and Range as They Work to Minimize Performance Trade-Offs

While still making up a relatively small percentage of all personal vehicles sold in the U.S., the number of EVs on American roads is expected to multiply over the next several years as governments and vehicle manufacturers pursue electrification. MTD recently spoke with tire manufacturers who have an original equipment presence in the U.S. to learn how EVs are impacting tire design and construction. 


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Dennis

How to Supercharge Your Point-of-Sale System

If you get 30 tire dealers in a room and bring up point-of-sale (POS) systems, prepare for 45 different opinions and a very long, passionate conversation. This month’s column is not going to endorse any particular POS system. Instead, it will help you learn to drive your POS system like the race car that it is and understand what role it plays at your dealership.


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F Direct

Bridgestone Launches Mobile Tire and Vehicle Service

Firestone Direct Program is Currently Available in Four Markets

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is launching a mobile tire and vehicle service for consumers and fleets under the Firestone Direct name. The service - currently available through Bridgestone company-owned stores in four metro markets - will offer tire installation and repair, as well as oil changes, brake work and other services. 


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Toyo Prox

TIA Comments on Proposed California Tire Efficiency Program

Sometime this year, it is expected that the California Energy Commission will propose a regulation around a program to help ensure that replacement passenger and light truck tires sold in the state are just as energy efficient as original equipment tires. The Tire Industry Association recently submitted comments to the commission, which is gathering feedback and data from stakeholders.


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