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Valve Corrosion During Winter Wheel Changeover

Have you ever broken a TPMS sensor trying to remove a corroded nut, or completed a TPMS service only to have the customer come back due to

Evaluating Tire Changers

In the last 10 years, the complexity, size and fragility of tires and wheels has led many tire shops to outgrow their current tire changer. Some even

What RFV Means to the Tire Industry, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, which ran in the January issue of Tire Review, OEM tire and manufacturing plant RFV (Radial Force Variation) was discussed. In

Pinpointing a Failing TPMS Sensor

When a vehicle comes into the bay with a telltale TPMS light on, its TPMS system is signaling an issue that needs to be addressed. The tire

Video: Better Engines Need Better Filters

Tire Review's Mary DellaValle and Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive Inc. in Wheat Ridge, CO, explain how to let customers know you're using quality filters to protect their engine, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Video: Tread Pattern Design Challenges

Tire Review's Maddie Winer dives into the science behind tire treads, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Video: Your Guide to Studded Tires

Tire Review's Maddie Winer gives you the rundown on current stud technology and when to recommend customers use them, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

News & People

Tim Baker Takes Over Helm of Triangle Tire Tech Center

Tim Baker is replacing Ed Montgomery, who has retired from the company.

Continental Names New Product Line Manager of Ag Tires

Benjamin Hübner is responsible for the strategic development of the agricultural tire business at the interface of research and development, sales, quality management and customer service.

Bartec USA Hires New North American Account Executive

Harvey’s career in the automotive aftermarket spans five decades and includes operating a family business, marketing, retail, repair, service and driveability, Bartec says.

Industry Veteran Frank Dorso Passes Away

Frank Dorso held several instrumental positions in the tire industry, including with Firestone, Falken Tire and TBC Corporation.

Myers Industries Names New President, CEO

Michael McGaugh succeeds Andrean Horton, who served as Myers Industries’ interim president and CEO.

Schrader Appoints New National Account Sales Manager

Patricia Feck will lead sales efforts in the Eastern U.S. within the tire retail channel using her aftermarket experience and knowledge of the industry.

GRI Remains in Production Despite COVID-19

The Sri Lanka government has declared the island’s natural rubber industry as essential for the country.

Maxxis Updates Victra VR-1, RC-1 Tire Compounds

To order tires with the new compound, drivers should look for the S2 compound on the Victra VR-1 and the R2 on the Victra RC-1.

Dunn Tire Offers Free Flat Repairs for All

The company says its Free Flat Repair promotion will run until further notice, and is valid at all Dunn Tire locations.

Coronavirus Small Business Emergency Loans Available

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses and self-employed Americans in businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

The Network Offers Free Trial on Academy Platinum Pass

The Platinum Pass includes over 175 technical and service advisor training videos.

Toyo Tire Georgia Plant Suspends Production Due to COVID-19

Toyo Tire anticipates the plant to resume production on April 19.

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Podcasts

What’s Treading, Ep. 9: Communicating with Customers

We talk with our Top Shops about how they handle communicating with customers, setting appointments and ways they make the customer experience positive and memorable at their shops.

What’s Treading, Ep. 8: Tirescanner and Tire E-Commerce

We spoke to Michael Welch, founder of tire e-commerce site Tirescanner, to review Tirescanner’s first year in business.

What’s Treading, Ep. 7: 2019 Top Shop Winner on Tech, the Tire Industry and Advice

Alpio Barbara, owner of Redwood General Tire and Tire Review's 2019 Top Shop Winner, shares how his 19-bay Silicon Valley megastore stays ahead of the curve as well as what excites him about the industry.

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