The new 7260 digital tire inflator from Dill Air Control Products LLC features a 2-foot kink-resistance, stainless steel hose and a large back-lit display.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will supply Comfort A1 all-season tires in two sizes from its Chester County, S.C., plant for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.
Michael Gatto, who started Gatto's Tires and Auto Service in Melbourne, Fla., in 1970, died on Feb. 11, 2019. He was 93.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. posted net income of 35.6 billion yen on net sales of 650.2 billion yen for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. That compares to income of 40.0 billion yen on sales of 646.3 billion yen in fiscal 2017.
Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. has finalized another partnership with a prominent racing team owner. Will Rodgers and Rodgers Racing will begin competing on Hercules tires in March.
Norm Affleck, retired CEO and president of Big O Tires Inc., died on Feb. 8, 2019. He was not only a founding dealer member of Big O Tires, but also instrumental in the introduction of the Big O brand 33 years ago.
Robert Dalotto Sr., whose career in tire sales spanned more than half a century, died on Feb. 8, 2019. He was 79.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. doubled its earnings in 2018, despite year-over-year declines in sales and volumes of 5% and 3%, respectively, in the fourth quarter.
The new Sumitomo HTR Enhance LX2 from TBC Brands LLC comes in 43 passenger sizes for 15-inch to 22-inch wheels.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. will begin building a race tire manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, in the summer of 2019. Production is set to begin in 2020 and will reach about 30,000 Firehawk tires every year.
Why is the Continental VikingContact 7 replacing two tires? Because its performance is superior to the two Continental tires it is replacing -- the WinterContact SI in North America, and the VikingContact 6 in Europe.
The comprehensive line of ATE Original Brake Pads and Rotors from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket are designed for European applications.
IndyCar and Bridgestone Americas Inc. have announced a five-year partnership extension for the Firestone brand to continue serving as the sole tire supplier and official tire of the NTT IndyCar Series through 2025. The agreement includes continued rights for Firestone as the official tire of the Indianapolis 500.
Tireco Inc. put its new Milestar Patagonia SXT tire to the test at the King of the Hammers UTV race. The race marks the Milestar brand’s first foray into UTV off-road competition.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is replacing the Continental WinterContact SI with the Continental VikingContact 7.