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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

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In this episode of Auto Pros On The Road, Joe Keene and Jacqui Van Ham visit Rob “Dutch” Silverstein, owner of A&M Auto Service. Family

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Tires

Apollo Tyres Launches New EV-Specific Tires

Apollo Tyres has introduced specific tires for electric vehicles (EVs)

CMA Adds ÖZKA-Brand AG, OTR Line

CMA has announced the addition of ÖZKA brand agricultural and

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires Announces Galaxy LDSR

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires announced the Galaxy LDSR 510, a new,

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Service

tapered wheel bearings

Servicing Tapered Wheel Bearings

You probably haven’t seen tapered wheel bearings in many late-model vehicles. It seems that nearly every vehicle made these days will run some sort of

Replacing springs

Replacing Weak Springs

No road is entirely flat. Even a small tar strip or dip causes movement in the suspension. This movement is controlled by the spring and

tapered wheel bearings

Servicing Tapered Wheel Bearings

You probably haven’t seen tapered wheel bearings in many late-model vehicles. It seems that nearly every vehicle made these days will run some sort of

Replacing springs

Replacing Weak Springs

No road is entirely flat. Even a small tar strip or dip causes movement in the suspension. This movement is controlled by the spring and

News & People

Nucap Appoints New VP of Business Development

NUCAP Brake Components says it will invest substantially in the next five years to establish its position in North American aftermarket brake components supply. This investment will include re-engineering OE new part introductions for the aftermarket, retooling the most popular part numbers in the aftermarket and appointing Robert Bosco as...

Longtime Marangoni CEO Passes Away

Massimo De Alessandri, the long-time CEO of Marangoni who ended his 30-year career in 2017, has passed away. He was 58. During this time, he was also chairman of Marangoni Group subsidiaries such as Eurorubber (2011-2016), Pneusmarket (2001-2016) and Marangoni Tread (2003-2009), managing director of Marangoni Tyre (2004-2017) and director...

CMA/Double Coin Appoints Aaron Murphy as Senior Vice President

Double Coin and CMA announced Aaron Murphy has been appointed senior vice president. CMA says Murphy will focus on further developing the sales teams and strategies in North America as well as supporting corporate objectives underway to support the growth. Prior to his return to CMA, Murphy served as vice...

CMA Announces Retirement of Walt Weller

Double Coin and CMA announced that effective July 31, 2022, Walt Weller will retire from his role as senior vice president. Weller will still serve as a consultant, according to CMA. Weller’s retirement follows a tenure with the company of more than 16 years, during which CMA says he was...

BKT Announces Leadership Transition in U.S., Canada

BKT has promoted Douglas C. Kershaw to president and Chris Rhoades to vice president of off-the-road (OTR) business of BKT USA effective Aug. 1. Alan Eskow, vice president of BKT Canada, has now been appointed vice president of the agri-industrial business of BKT USA. BKT says he will continue to...

Stokes Tire Owner Thomas ‘T’ Beroth, Jr., Dies

Thomas Jasper “T” Beroth, Jr., owner of Stokes Tire & Automotive in King, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a two-year battle against ALS. He was 65 years old, according to his obituary. “T,” as his family and friends called him, owned and...

Gallery: 2022 Continental GOLD Dealer Meeting

Continental Tire GOLD dealers enjoyed sunny skies, sandy white beaches and drinks poolside while mingling with fellow tire dealers during Continental’s 2022 GOLD trip help at the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana Resort in Punta Cana. Dealers and their spouses enjoyed a five-day jaunt in the Dominican Republic with the Continental...

Pirelli Equips The Aston Martin DBX707 with P Zero Tires

Pirelli is equipping the Aston Martin DBX707 with Pirelli P Zero tires. Pirelli says its engineers have created new tailor-made tires for the vehicle on top of the 22-in. tire already made for the DBX: P Zero in 285/35R23 size at the front and 325/30R23 for the rear. Pirelli says...

RNR Tire Express Announces Back to School Giveaway

RNR Tire Express (RNR) says it is gifting nearly 4,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to families and kids around the country for its 2022 Back to School Giveaway. RNR says a total of 13 RNR franchisees will be spearheading this year’s initiative. This is now the eighth consecutive year...

Titan to Host FFA Tire Auction and Events at Farm Progress 2022

Titan International has listed several events it has planned for the Farm Progress Show from August 30 through September 1 in Boone, Iowa. Titan also says it plans to introduce its newest tire technology for sprayer applications at Farm Progress. Titan is bringing back the FFA tire auction with a...

Nucap Appoints New VP of Business Development

NUCAP Brake Components says it will invest substantially in the next five years to establish its position in North American aftermarket brake components supply. This investment will include re-engineering OE new part introductions for the aftermarket, retooling the most popular part numbers in the aftermarket and appointing Robert Bosco as...

Continental Showcasing New Technology at Automechanika

Mastering complex technology, driving digitalization and becoming more sustainable, according to Continental, are the topics on which it will focus for its workshop and aftermarket partners at this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt. The company will present solutions at the international aftermarket trade show – including SINDRI, the new, digital, direct...

Podcasts

Pronto Network President Featured on AMN Drivetime [Podcast]

In this episode of AMN Drivetime, Bill and Robert also dive into the following topics: 0:50 – How Robert was recruited to the aftermarket right out of high school 3:06 – How it feels to go from stocking parts shelves to leading a national program group 5:24 – What Pronto...

4 New Tires in 1 Year: Nexen Talks Product Strategy, Marketing Goals [Audio]

In the last year, Nexen Tire America has launched four tires in key segments with no plans of stopping. It has also moved its headquarters from southern California to Richfield, Ohio, to be closer to its R&D center, and has doubled down on its motorsports partnerships and OE fitments. So,...

Tire Discounters’ Jamie Ward: Always Be a Student of the Business

Jamie Ward is a true tire guy. From the time he was a young boy, he worked for his grandfather, a firefighter who ran an auto shop out of his garage. He learned the ropes there, and by age 15, he had the skills equivalent to an ASE-qualified Master Technician....

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