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Photo Credit: Ted Wiens Tire
Ted Wiens Tire & Auto was founded by the late Ted Wiens Sr. in 1948. Pictured are the second, third and fourth generation of Wiens family members who now run the dealership. (From left to right, Jennifer Wiens, the company's brand manager; her husband, Vice President Ted Wiens III; President Ted Wiens Jr.; and Brianna Wiens, the dealership's development manager.)
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Photos: Ted Wiens Tire Celebrates 75th Anniversary

March 8, 2023
Ted Wiens Tire & Auto recently celebrated its 75th year in business with an event in the dealership's hometown of Las Vegas, Nev.
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According to Toyo officials, the Celsius II tread pattern utilizes two designs – the outer tread carries all-season attributes for wet and dry performance, maintaining traction from the balance of sipe density and interlocking multi-wave sipes. The inside tread utilizes more winter-focused characteristics for ice and snow traction with high sipe density and zigzag-shaped tread blocks.
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Toyo Introduces Toyo Celsius II Touring Tire

Feb. 27, 2023
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo Celsius II all-weather touring tire, which will replace the company's existing Celsius and Celsius CUV tire models.
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It supports 10 OBD-II modes and Controller Area Network protocols, is able to print reports via USB and can graph, record and playback diagnostic data with live streams. It also has a 2.8' TFT color screen and a multilingual menu and code definitions in English, Spanish and French.
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Mac Tools Releases Pro Code Reader

Feb. 27, 2023
The Mac Tools Pro Code Reader, no. ET1100, features OE-level United States vehicle coverage as well as Asian and European coverage from 1996 and newer.
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The tool utilizes compressed air to dispense and extract automotive fluids such as brake, washer, power steering and transmission fluid, as well as engine oil, gear oil and coolant.
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Mityvac Unveils Fluid Evacuator and Dispenser

Feb. 27, 2023
The Mityvac Fluid Evacuator/Dispenser, No. MV7120, features an oversized five-gallon reservoir designed for fluid capacities in larger vehicles, including sprinter vans, over-...
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The DT-50 and DT-50A include a swing-arm design and steel clamps to handle 12-inch to 16-inch wheels, including low-profile and run-flat beads.
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BendPak Upgrades Dannmar Tire Changers

Feb. 27, 2023
BendPak Inc. has updated its Dannmar brand tire changers, DT-50 and DT-50A, to include a swing-arm design and steel clamps to handle 12- to 16-inch wheels.

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Western Pennsylvania Tire Dealers to Host TIA Training

Feb. 27, 2023
The Tire Dealers Association of Western Pennsylvania (TDAWP) is adding Tire Industry Association (TIA) training to its offerings as a way to recruit members and also to encourage...

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In his new role, Brad Persons will oversee Apollo's commercial tire sales initiatives within the U.S. and Canada.
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Apollo Names Commercial Tire Sales Leader

Feb. 27, 2023
Apollo Tyres Ltd. has named Brad Persons as its new national sales head for commercial tires. In this role, Brad will oversee the company’s commercial tire sales initiatives within...

Photo Credit: Dannmar
The DT-50 and DT-50A include a swing-arm design and steel clamps to handle 12-inch to 16-inch wheels, including low-profile and run-flat beads.
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BendPak Updates Dannmar Tire Changers

Feb. 27, 2023
BendPak Inc. has updated its Dannmar brand tire changers, DT-50 and DT-50A, to include a swing-arm design and steel clamps to handle 12-inch to 16-inch wheels.

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AG Tire Talk: When Should R-1/R-IW Tires Be Replaced?

Feb. 27, 2023
How do you know when R-1/R-1W ag tires need to be replaced? And what rules should be followed to ensure maximum performance?

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Marty Bezbatchenko says the pace of ATNA’s product rollouts “has been very quick. We’re working with customers on new sizes and tread patterns, while at the same time, keeping quality levels high.”
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Ascenso Tires North America Enters Next Growth Phase

Feb. 27, 2023
With a new name, a new distribution center and new products, Ascenso Tires North America - previously known as Tyres International - is ready for its next phase of growth under...

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MTD Publisher Greg Smith moderated a panel discussion that included, from left to right, Bruce Besancon, vice president of marketing, Yokohama Off-Highway Tires Inc.; Eric Matson, global field engineer, off-road tires, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Chris Rhoades, vice president, OTDC, BKT USA Inc.; and Matt Futrelle, head of business field earthmoving, head of sales and marketing Americas, commercial specialty tires, Continental Tire the Americas LLC,
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Tiremakers Say Dealers Will Continue to Play Key Role in OTR Tire Service

Feb. 24, 2023
Representatives from four manufacturers shared their thoughts on the role tire dealers will continue to play in servicing OTR tires and end users as part of a panel discussion...

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Scott Blair, who is the co-founder of another mobile tire service, 2U Tire & Wheels, talks to Tire Pro dealers on the benefits of mobile tires.
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Tire Pros Unveils Mobile Service Van Concept During Meeting

Feb. 24, 2023
When Tire Pros dealers gathered for their national conference in San Diego, Calif., it was nearly impossible for them to miss the mobile tire installation van on the trade show...

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OTR Tire Conference attendees were greeted by a Stellar Industries-built boom truck owned by Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. holding a new 63-inch tire made by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
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Training, Technology Took Center Stage at OTR Conference

Feb. 23, 2023
Training, technology and the economy were hot topics of discussion at the 2023 Tire Industry Association OTR Tire Conference in Tucson, Ariz.

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Craig Van Batenburg is pictured next to a Kia Niro EV, one piece of the electric and hybrid fleet at his training business, Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC.)
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Podcast: How to Get Started With EV Service

Feb. 23, 2023
Cox Automotive predicts electric vehicle sales in the U.S. will surpass one million units for the first time in 2023. Tire dealers that aren’t yet servicing those vehicles are...

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Right to Repair Picks Up Steam in Maine

Feb. 21, 2023
Maine’s Secretary of State’s office certified that the Maine Right To Repair coalition has gathered the necessary number of voter signatures qualifying the initiative to be on...

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Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. has acquired Tireman Auto Service Centers, which further expands Belle Tire's presence in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.
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Belle Tire Acquires Tireman Auto Service Centers

Feb. 21, 2023
Belle Tire Distributors Inc. announced it has acquired all 18 locations of Tireman Auto Service Centers, giving Belle Tire more locations in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan...

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Features include an easy open, hinged and lockable lid door; hooks to stabilize larger bottles for easy drainage; adjustable feet to secure the container on the drum; two side supports to keep the lid open at 45 degrees; and heavy-duty steel construction.
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JohnDow Introduces New Oil Handling Product

Feb. 21, 2023
JohnDow Industries has introduced its newest oil handling product, the Oil Container Drainer, to its service equipment division line of products. According to JohnDow officials...

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Dennis Murray, marketing manager for Tire Taxi, says he noticed a lack of infrastructure for providing cargo van tires and services. This sparked the idea for Tire Taxi.
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Tire Taxi Brings Services Directly to Customers

Feb. 21, 2023
The idea for Tire Taxi, a company that offers mobile tire installation and other services, was created in Akron, Ohio, in 2020. The idea for the firm started with a conversation...

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Maxam Expands Underground Mining Options

Feb. 20, 2023
Maxam Tire North America Inc. has updated its underground mining tire lineup designed for articulated dump trucks and load haul dump loaders to withstand the harsh surfaces, but...

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Trimax Adds to Winter Tire Offerings

Feb. 20, 2023
Two new products from Trimax Tire - including the company's first all-weather offering and a dedicated winter tire - will hit the market in 2023. The company also is adding new...

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'Record-high figures for sales revenue and business profit reflected a successful summer campaign for promoting sales of Advan-brand high-value-added products and vigorous business in of agricultural tires and other off-highway tires,' note Yokohama officials.
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Yokohama Posted Record Sales, Earnings in 2022

Feb. 20, 2023
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. achieved a year-over-year sales increase of 28.3% and a year-over-year profit increase of 12.8% during 2022.

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In cold weather, all types of vehicles use more fuel, but EVs have a harder time than others.
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How to Speak the EV Language

Feb. 17, 2023
An important part of taking care of electric vehicle owners is knowing and understanding the terms associated with battery range. And that starts with understanding how the U....

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Bridgestone's unit sales of passenger and light truck tires surpassed 2021 sales
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Bridgestone Posted Sales, Income Gains in 2022

Feb. 16, 2023
Bridgestone Corp. posted a 26.5% year-over-year sales increase and a 22.4% year-over-year operating profit gain during 2022. In North America, Bridgestone posted a 37% gain in...