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Auto Pros on The Road Continues Visit to Quarter Mile Muscle

In this Auto Pros On The Road episode, Joe Keene and Jacqui Van Ham continue their visit to Quarter Mile Muscle in Mooresville, NC. In Part Two,

Auto Pros on the Road Visits Quarter Mile Muscle

In this Auto Pros On The Road episode, Jacqui Van Ham joins Babcox Media’s Joe Keene to visit Bryan Klitz and the team at Quarter Mile

Auto Pros on the Road Visits STR Automotive

In this episode of Auto Pros On The Road, Joe Keene and Jacqui Van Ham visit Spencer Schaible and Ryan Melton, co-owners of STR Automotive

Tires

CEAT Specialty Tires Increases AG Radial

CEAT Specialty Tires increased its agricultural radial tires production capacity

New ISO Ice Grip Symbol present

Nokian Tyres will produce the Hakkapeliitta 10 and R5 passenger,

Vredestein Launches New Pinza H/T in

Vredestein Tires has launched its new Pinza H/T line of

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Service

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Tips for Turning Off the TPMS Light

TPMS is an important and helpful safety component of the vehicle, yet sometimes the light can give technicians frustration. The tires are all filled up

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Tips for Servicing Tires with Rim Guards

As customer expectations have evolved, demand for larger wheels and lower profile tires to accommodate performance, as well as looks, has come to a fever

TPMS-Light-1400

Tips for Turning Off the TPMS Light

TPMS is an important and helpful safety component of the vehicle, yet sometimes the light can give technicians frustration. The tires are all filled up

Coats-Rim-Guards-1400

Tips for Servicing Tires with Rim Guards

As customer expectations have evolved, demand for larger wheels and lower profile tires to accommodate performance, as well as looks, has come to a fever

News & People

Sumitomo Rubber Names New HR Director

Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) has named Maru Trevizo as its director of human resources, overseeing both Falken Tires and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. Both tire brands are subsidiaries of Sumitomo Rubber and are manufacturers of high-performance tires for cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles. Trevizo will assume her duties immediately. Trevizo...

GfK Hires Monro Tire Vet as Account Director for POS Tires Team

Matthew Wright joins GfK as the new account director for the U.S. POS Tracking panel. According to Gfk, Wright spent 15 years in key category management and product development positions at Monro and Discount Tire. GfK says Wright will support its POS Tires retail panel, assisting in key functions such...

Kenneth Douglass Joins Bartec USA

Kenny Douglass has joined Bartec USA’s North American sales team. Based in Pennsylvania, Kenny possesses a lifelong passion for vehicle and motorcycle service and repair. After college, Kenny spent the next ten years as an industrial services site manager and sales representative, followed by ten years in the fire suppression...

Auto Care Association Promotes New VP of Standards and Digital

The Auto Care Association has promoted Jonathan Larsen to vice president of standards and digital products. The company says Larsen will be responsible for the direction, oversight and growth of all aspects of the Auto Care Association’s data standards products, tools, resources and data, including external-facing platforms and content. On...

TIA Names Roy Littlefield IV VP of Government Affairs

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) promoted Roy Littlefield IV to vice president of government affairs, he previously was director of government affairs for the past eight years. “Littlefield has acquired the business acumen, industry knowledge and leadership experience to lead the TIA Government Affairs office into the future,” TIA CEO...

Continental Names New Head of U.S. Replacement Truck Tires

Continental promoted Shaun Uys to head of US market replacement truck tires, which is comprised of medium/heavy-duty commercial tires. Uys responsibilities will include truck tire U.S. key account management (KAM) fleets. Renato Sarzano, head of truck tire in the Americas, said Uys has 22 years of experience in the tire...

Sumitomo Rubber Names New HR Director

Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) has named Maru Trevizo as its director of human resources, overseeing both Falken Tires and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. Both tire brands are subsidiaries of Sumitomo Rubber and are manufacturers of high-performance tires for cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles. Trevizo will assume her duties immediately. Trevizo...

Michelin Launches MEMS Lite Solution

Michelin has launched its Michelin MEMS Lite solution, its newest offer in connected tires for surface mining and quarry vehicles. Michelin MEMS Lite is an entry-level tire MEMS solution that combines Michelin’s sensors to deliver periodic tire pressure and temperature readings. These tire sensors are mounted inside the tires, where...

Fountain Tire Unleashes New Advertising Platform

Fountain Tire has launched a new long-term advertising platform and plans to emphasize the importance of customer relationships. Building on a 2018 rebrand that added “we’re on this road together,” a signature sidecar will appear in TV, print and digital ads to remind customers of Fountain Tire’s promise that they’ll...

Apollo Tyres’ India Plant Receives Deming Prize

Apollo Tyres says its Chennai plant received the Deming Prize, one of the highest awards on Total Quality Management (TQM). C Thomas Mathew, unit head at the Chennai plant, received the award from the Deming Prize Committee in Tokyo, Japan. Apollo says its Chennai Plant received the award for achieving...

Goodyear, U.S. Marines Partner on 12th Annual Toys For Tots Event

Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve partner for the 12th consecutive year in support of the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation at the company’s airship bases in California, Florida and Ohio. Each event will allow the public to donate to the foundation while enjoying an up-close and personal view...

Continental Named CES Award Honoree For Scenic View HUD

Continental’s Scenic View Head-Up Display (HUD) received a CES 2023 Innovation Award under the vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility product category. The company says its Scenic View HUD hides a vehicle’s display inside the dashboard and reflects information onto the lower black-band area of the windshield. This creates a reduced...

Podcasts

Industry Icon Johnny Gamauf Joins AMN Drivetime Podcast

John Gamauf, retired president of consumer replacement tires for Bridgestone-Firestone North America, is a 50-year veteran of the tire industry. Starting out with Firestone as a tire buster in the late 60s, he rose through the company’s ranks working in different sales positions for Bridgestone brands until he became president...

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Right to Repair on the Back Burner

I want you to take yourself back to last week, in the kitchen making Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey is in the oven and every burner on the stovetop has a job to do. You’re timing everything perfectly… until your nose tells you otherwise. The beans on the back burner are...

2023 Legislative Issues Tire Dealers Need to Know About

With the final races in the midterm elections decided or nearly there, the 2023 Congress will be taking their oath come the new year, which means a new legislative cycle is upon us. For tire dealers and automotive repair shop owners, this means a new crop of legislators will hold...

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