Figure 3: An exploded view of the tire pressure sensor assembly.
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TPMS: Buick Regal, 2011-2019, and Verano, 2012-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2011-2019 Buick Regal and 2012-2017 Verano uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module (BCM), 4 radio frequency transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the TPMS relearn mode functions.

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Goodyear Records $399 Million Profit Loss in 4Q 2019

The final months of 2019 delivered a painful blow to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., as the tiremaker recorded a net loss of $399 million in the fourth quarter, and a loss of $297 million for the full year.

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Michelin Boosted Income, Sales in 2019

Groupe Michelin achieved segment operating income of slightly more than three billion euros on overall, global sales of 24.1 billion euros during 2019.

Grismer Tire Co. works with local high schools and community colleges to recruit young service techs. That’s how Jeremiah Johnson (pictured) was introduced to the dealership.
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Tackling the Technician Shortage

"Good help is hard to find.” Have you been muttering these words under your breath a lot lately? Maybe you’ve been shouting them from the rooftop of your stores?

Mavis Discount Tire is adding 112 stores — NTB outlets currently owned by TBC Corp. — to its portfolio. The stores are located in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta and Chicago.
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Mavis Will Acquire 112 NTB Stores

Mavis Tire Supply Co. is buying 112 NTB Tire & Service Centers, a move that will make it the second largest independent tire dealer in the U.S.

Rob Slagle says maintaining a team of technicians and offering a full menu of automotive services are key to the success of his dealership. “Auto repair is a profitable part of our business.”
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One Dealer’s Search for Technicians

One day, Rob Slagle is pitching the automotive trade to kindergarten students during a school job fair. A few months later, his tire dealership is the first in the country to partner with Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI) in a new program designed to assign post-secondary students to workplaces for hands-on training.

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Hercules Plans Big March Madness Marketing Push

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is warming up for the college basketball postseason with a new marketing partnership that includes eight NCAA conferences and 32 colleges and universities.

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