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The issue of tire/wheel assembly balance has been debated for decades. Several significant changes have influenced these discussions, which resulted in changes to maintenance...Read More

Many of us make New Year's resolutions each year.  We resolve to do things such as lose weight or spend more time with family....Read More

Of course, it had to happen while I was out of the shop running an errand. Frankly, if I had been there it never...Read More

January 2015 gasoline and diesel prices were nearly a dollar lower than they were in late 2014, with prices hovering around $2 for regular...Read More

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January 2015 gasoline and diesel prices were nearly a dollar lower than they were in late 2014, with prices hovering around $2 for regular...Read More

Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bugatti, Maserati, Lamborghini…Try Subaru, Cadillac, Land Rover and Volkswagen. Over the past 10 years, those in the industry have noticed the definition...Read More

With summer in full swing, it’s easy to forget about the frigid winter that plagued much of the U.S. just months ago. But, this...Read More

Bridgestone introduced its first run-flat tire in the early 1980s. The tires were never marketed as a safety feature; rather they were ideal for...Read More

At what tread depth should tires be taken out of service? For a long time, the standard answer has been 2/32-inches, but some in...Read More

The private brand tire segment has seen its marketshare fall throughout the 2000s as a result of a hurting tire industry stricken by global...Read More

Pirelli Tire North America gave select dealers and trade media the chance to check out its newest tire – the Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus...Read More

Racecar drivers may be all about pushing limits. But pushing the limits in tire selection can be kind of a, well, "slow" thing to...Read More

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The issue of tire/wheel assembly balance has been debated for decades. Several significant changes have influenced these discussions, which resulted in changes to maintenance...Read More

Regardless of the retread you select, the process rests on the quality of the tire casing. It takes a quality casing to produce a...Read More

Aggressive preventative maintenance programs are crucial to protecting steer tire investments. While every single tire position on a commercial tractor/trailer is...Read More

One tire replacing two tires has many budget benefits for a truck fleet, including improv­ed fuel economy, weight savings and improved brake cooling, not...Read More

It is important for tire dealers to understand that trucking fleets are in the business of hauling freight. Trucking fleets rely largely on their...Read More

SmartWay, as you know, is a voluntary EPA program that was rolled out in 2004 to promote reducing greenhouse gas emissions by commercial vehicles...Read More

Is there any fleet manager who isn’t interested in minimizing his fleet’s operating costs but doesn’t understand that he needs to utilize every bit...Read More

Regular inspection and maintenance, according to Timken, can reduce Class 7-8 bearing damage in conventional wheel-ends and decrease long-term costs. Close inspections by the...Read More

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Many of us make New Year's resolutions each year.  We resolve to do things such as lose weight or spend more time with family....Read More

I’m 27 years old and I’ve never lived in a world without the Internet. I got my first cell phone when I was 12...Read More

Tire dealers stand to gain additional profits from stocking, selling and servicing ATV tires. With a small number of SKUs, a general knowledge of...Read More

Commercial tire dealers looking to explore other business opportunities shouldn’t overlook the small OTR market. Small OTR tires – which typically cover wheel fitments up...Read More

Here we are in the final quarter of 2014 and again we are all saying how fast the year has flown by. Many dealers...Read More

Despite concerns about seasonality and geographical limitations, trailer tires offer independent tire dealers a unique value. In most cases, these products deliver high-margins, and...Read More

I was never much of a football player, which is not easy to say being a 5-9 kid from Canton, the cradle of pro...Read More

Once you have sold an OTR customer on the true value of the tire and not just the price, you will...Read More

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As TPMS is becoming more common on vehicles, more misinformation is starting to develop as consumers and shops try to understand the systems. One...Read More

Seven years into the great experiment that is mandated TPMS, the data on underinflated tires is pretty clear. An estimated 414 fatalities, 10,275 non-fatal injuries,...Read More

Custom wheels can deliver some profitable business, but how can you best deal with TPMS sensors and legal requirements? According to NHTSA, it is...Read More

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are the systems that do not have air pressure sensors inside the tires. Rather, they detect a low...Read More

With profit margins on retail tires continuing to fall, many dealers have been casting about for ways to make up that loss. Last month,...Read More

Let's all face it, nobody gets into the tire business for the cheering crowds or the recognition and deep respect of our fellow man....Read More

Most vehicles require some type of "stationary" relearn procedure to reset the TPMS system. This requires a TPMS tool to activate each of the...Read More

49 USC 30122(b). That's the “Make Inoperative” provision of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. It states that, "A manufacturer, distributor, dealer, or motor vehicle...Read More

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There are three principal reasons tire manufacturers test their products: Competitive Benchmarking – From material formulations to overall tire performance and on-vehicle testing, engineers want...Read More

There are three principal categories of winter tires: performance winter, studless ice and snow, and studdable winter tires. All meet severe snow service standards...Read More

Corporate Average Fuel Economy – better known as ‘CAFE’ – regulations were first enacted in the U.S. in 1975, in the wake of the...Read More

In the early days of World War II, both sides were using radar to warn of approaching planes. At first, there was no way...Read More

Nitrogen became common when gas prices soared from around $1.50 a gallon of gas about 10 years ago. Drivers do not...Read More

An obviously frustrated customer walks up to your service counter and explains that he went to a nearby chain tire store to have two...Read More

Regardless of the category, all-season compounds are expected to deliver good tread wear and low rolling resistance. Balancing these competing goals is one of...Read More

The morning is going fine when in comes a customer clutching the latest issue of a magazine’s tire test. He lays the magazine down...Read More

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