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Tips for Mastering Mounting and Balancing

Equipment, Accessories & Patience All Play a Part in Avoiding Common Mistakes

Mounting and balancing tires correctly is the heart and soul of what tire dealers and other tire retailers do. And that means it’s absolutely critical the job is done with precision and delicacy.

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Autel, CIMS Collaborate on Tire Registration

Autel is collaborating with CIMS to upgrade its MaxiTPMS ITS600 device. Autel 's John Amato says that in addition "to being able to perform TPMS diagnostics, sensor programming and vehicle relearns, the Autel ITS600 will now have the ability to perform Department of Transportation tire registration."

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Tire Discounters Continues to Expand

Recent Acquisitions Give Dealership More Than 170 Locations

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Tire Discounters Inc. has acquired Virginia-based Thompson Tire. The deal, which involves seven retail stores and a commercial tire center, gives Tire Discounters 12 outlets in Virginia and more than 170 total locations.

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Investors Acquire Stake in Unimax

National Bank Investments Inc. has acquired a 30% stake in Unimax Ltd., the company that manages several retail tire and automotive banners in Canada, including Point S. The deal has led to Unimax buying all shares of Distribution Stox Inc., its distributor.

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Sullivan Tire Acquires C&R Tire

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has acquired C&R Tire, a two-store business with locations in Worcester and Sturbridge, Mass. The acquisition gives Sullivan Tire 77 retail locations throughout New England.

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