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Jack Williams Tire Adds Equipment Sales and Service Business

Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc. is expanding its business with the acquisition of the equipment sales and service division of PetroChoice LLC. The 90-year-old tire dealer will add 21 team members and will sell, service and install equipment from eight new brands.

Sullivan Tire's multi-year agreement with the Bruins includes a partnership with defenseman Torey Krug. (Photo: Brian Babineau NHLI via Getty Images).
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Sullivan Tire Contest Rewards Bruins Fans

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. is offering Boston Bruins fans a chance to win two tickets to the final preseason game of 2019 and the opportunity to meet defenseman Torey Krug after the game.

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Unimax Updates Its Online Look

Unimax Tire Ltd. has refreshed its website to help it display and market its seven retail banners available to tire dealers across Canada.

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Simple Tire Is No. 383 on the Inc. 5000

For the second straight year, SimpleTire LLC has been named one of the fastest growing companies as well as the fastest growing automotive company in America by Inc. Magazine.

Gustavo (Gus) Lima, CEO; Linda Bassitt, president; and Marco Zigni, vice president of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, had the honor of cutting the opening ribbon to start the show. 
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Latin Tyre Expo Turns 10: New, Retreaded Tire Markets Were Examined

The Latin Tyre Expo celebrated its 10th anniversary in late June at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama. The Expo has become the leading event for suppliers and manufacturers to connect with leading tire distributors and dealers from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean regions (LATAM).

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Meineke Expands in North Carolina

Meineke Car Care Centers LLC has opened a location in Holly Springs, N.C. It is the first Meineke outlet for new franchisee Darrick Finan.

The new Toyo Extensa A/S II will be available in 55 sizes covering more than 80% of the vehicle market by the end of the first quarter of 2020.
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Toyo Releases the Extensa A/S II

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has released the next generation of its value-oriented all-season tire for passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, CUVs, and light trucks: the Extensa A/S II.

The average shop in North America has a labor or “door” rate of about $100/hour. Simple financials dictate technicians earn 30% of door rate by productivity. Special thanks: Tyler Utley, Conrad’s Tire
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It’s Time to Raise Your Labor Rates!

Politics. Religion. Alldata vs. Mitchell 1. Flat rate versus any other pay plan. Yes, I’m going there. I want to address pay plans, but not in a way you’re probably expecting.

Figure 1: Identifying the TPMS steering wheel controls. All artwork courtesy of Toyota, License Aagreement TMS 1002.
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TPMS: Lexus RX Series, 2016-19

In Lexus RX Series vehicles (2016-2019), a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter (equipped with a tire pressure sensor and a transmitter) is installed in each tire and wheel assembly. 

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