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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

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

This classic BMW wheel has a light silver metallic paint under a protective clear-coat. If you've spent more than a week...Read More

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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

Hot, sticky and stormy. That’s a typical June day in south Florida, and it doesn’t make a bad atmosphere to track test some tires....Read More

For some people, the weekend means getting off the main road and heading for adventure. From hiking and biking to camping and fishing, these...Read More

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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

If you’ve been an observant motorist for 20 years or more, you may remember when truck tires were noisy. Really noisy. Much has changed over...Read More

Choosing the appropriate sample size for evaluation is critical. It is important to inspect a sample size of at least...Read More

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay program. This “unique collaboration” between freight shippers, fleets and logistics companies focuses on...Read More

Commercial fleets measure the success of their tire program primarily through the cost/mile metric. One might think that the cost/mile metric would be a...Read More

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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

In recent years, the crash of the U.S. construction market has played a huge role in the forest products industry in North America. A...Read More

While there was a drought for much of North America in 2012, the agriculture industry bounced back in 2013. In fact, net farm incomes...Read More

With the holidays here and the year winding down, we all look forward to spending time with the family and enjoying some downtime.  Now is...Read More

Having inadequate traction could create a "slippery slope" for users of skid-steer tires. Considering that industries as diverse as construction, farming, dairy, landscaping, refuse...Read More

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, mankind has perpetually pushed the envelope in pursuit of the next best thing. We want it to...Read More

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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

If you’re a tire dealer or technician, you probably already know that TPMS has been mandatory equipment on all cars since 2007. You’re probably...Read More

If you’ve done any tire and wheel installation in the last six years, you probably know quite a bit about TPMS – which became...Read More

The first step in any diagnostic strategy is to figure out if your customer’s vehicle actually has a TPMS problem. Any number of things...Read More

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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

Motor vehicle noise has been a problem since the first attempts to produce a “horseless carriage.” Because all tires are inevitably a compromise to...Read More

The most important consideration when selecting replacement tires for a van, pickup truck or SUV is to maintain sufficient load carrying capacity. A vehicle...Read More

In the middle of a cold, wet winter, a customer drives in a three-year-old crossover in need of new tires. She’s very happy with...Read More

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