Pep Boys is getting into the mobile tire business, but it's offering even more — automotive services from batteries and oil changes to check engine diagnostics.
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Pep Boys Offers Tires and Automotive Services With a Mobile Crew

The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack are taking their automotive services on the road. Icahn Automotive Group LLC says the brand is offering preventive maintenance, auto repairs and tires from a trailer and mobile service bay. It's called the Pep Boys Mobile Crew.  

Nearly 200 international and retread manufacturers ad distributors met with buyers at the 2018 Latin Tyre Expo.
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Successful Ninth Latin Tyre Expo Held in Panama

The ninth annual Latin Tyre Expo showcased nearly 200 international tire and retread manufacturers and distributors who met and connected with buyers over the course of the three-day event.

TRMG advises selecting the appropriate repair unit, either a one- or two-piece repair, based on repair material manufacturer recommendations. “For injuries with an angle greater than 25 degrees, depending on repair manufacturer, use a two-piece repair unit system.”
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LT Tire Repair: TRMG Revises its Recommendations

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group (TRMG) has released additional Recommended Practices (RPs) for retreading and repairing through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) website. The RPs are free to view on TRIB’s website, www.retread.org.

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TRIB Will Exhibit at the Great American Trucking Show

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, also known as TRIB, will an exhibitor at the 2016 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas. The show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Aug. 25-27.

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Product Liability Case Ends in Michelin's Favor

In a unanimous verdict, a jury in Lake Havasu City, (Mohave County) Ariz., recently found in favor of Michelin North America Inc., on all claims relating to a product liability lawsuit filed against the company by the plaintiff, Kimberly Allen.

RSR 1: In this example of the RSR and the template, the yellow lines on the innerliner represent the flex area of the sidewall. As you can see, by centering the repair unit over the injury, the end of the reinforcing plies (represented by the solid white line on the template) are positioned in the flex area, so the patch will probably fail as the result of the flexing.
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Tire repair trends

While there might be some debate regarding the first person to say “The only thing that is certain in life is death and taxes” (most attribute it to Ben Franklin), it’s obvious they were not talking about the tire business. Among the many certainties are the loss of tread depth, the dependence on natural rubber, the need for correct inflation pressure, and, of course, flat tires.

Members of Tech International’s leadership team are pictured by artwork created to honor the company’s 75-year history: (from left) Bill Johnson, general manager North America; Gary Crawford, managing director–Tech Europe; Henry Jackson, general manager Tech China; Valentin Iankov, general manager Nippon Tech; Cheryl Poulton, chairman; Nikki Layne, director; and Dan Layne, president.
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Training is part of every sale

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell invented a rubber vulcanizing process that he used to develop repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention, which Cornell named the “2-Way” repair, launched Tech International.

Members of the Tech International leadership team by artwork created to capture the company’s 75-year history (from left): Bill Johnson, general manager North America; Gary Crawford, managing director Tech Europe; Henry Jackson, general manager Tech China; Valentin Iankov, general manager Nippon Tech; Cheryl Poulton, chairman; Nikki Layne, director; Kim Hansen, senior vice president, treasurer and CFO; Dan Layne, president; Barry Gant, VP of corporate development; Gary Armstrong, senior VP global marketing and sales; Bob Overs, senior VP and chief operating officer; Carol Rice, VP of business development, North America; Roger Blocher, VP of information services.
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Tech International celebrates 75 years

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell developed a rubber vulcanizing process for developing repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention launched Tech International, which today makes and distributes more than 10,000 tire repair, wheel service and industrial rubber products to customers in 95 countries.

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