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Wheel Bearing Analysis: Why Do They Fail?

Wheel bearings are tiny but mighty. Get this: On a typical passenger vehicle weighing around 3,400 pounds, each pair of front-wheel bearings, as well as

Wheel bearing analysis

Wheel Bearing Analysis: Why Do They Fail?

Wheel bearings are tiny but mighty. Get this: On a typical passenger vehicle weighing around 3,400 pounds, each pair of front-wheel bearings, as well as

News & People

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...

Discount Tire New Hire to Help Grow Fleet Services

Discount Tire says it added a new strategic account manager, Thomas Jackson, to its team. With 25 years of fleet industry expertise, he will own B2B relationships with Discount Tire’s Fleet Management Company partners and help to grow relationships with national fleet customers across the company’s U.S. footprint, Discount Tire...

Goodyear Increases Q2 Sales, Credits Cooper Tire Merger

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported a 31% sales increase from a year ago in its second quarter financial results, released last week. In its financial results, Goodyear credited the uptick in sales, which were $5.2 billion in Q2, to the Cooper Tire merger, improvements in price/mix, higher volume...

Big O Expansion in Utah Offering Selected Free Services

Big O Tires announced that franchisee Josh Hamilton opened his fourth store in Payson, Utah. During the grand opening, the new location at 921 Turf Farm Road in Payson will offer free tire balances and rotations and a variety of coupons for Big O specials. There will be snow cones,...

Yokohama Rubber Holds Natural Rubber Suppliers Event

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., and its Singapore subsidiary Yokohama Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd. recently held a “Suppliers’ Day” for suppliers of natural rubber. The event was part of Yokohama Rubber’s efforts to promote the procurement of sustainable natural rubber, facilitating the exchange of information and establishing a common awareness of...

John Bean Releases 15k 4-Post Alignment Lift

John Bean has released its new 15k Four-Post Open Front Alignment Lift. Designed for big jobs, the John Bean 15k Four-Post Alignment Lift has open-front columns, 26-in. runways and integrated 100-in.-long rear slip plates. The lift can accommodate heavy-duty, dual-rear-wheel trucks, while also being suited to accommodate standard, four-wheel alignments on...

Synchrony Offers Four-Installment Payment Plans Through Clover App

Synchrony announced that merchants will now be able to offer a short-term, no-interest installment option, Synchrony “SetPay in 4,” via the Clover point-of-sale and business management system from Fiserv, Inc. This buy now, pay later (BNPL) offering will further expand the reach of Synchrony’s payments and financing options and enable select merchants...

Bridgestone’s Innovation Center Receives LEED GOLD Certification

Bridgestone Corporation announced that B-Innovation, an innovation center located within Bridgestone Innovation Park (Kodaira City, Tokyo) has been awarded LEED GOLD certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the fifth Bridgestone Group base in the world to receive LEED GOLD certification and the first in Japan. Based...

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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....

An Inside Look at the Goodyear-Cooper Integration Process [Audio]

A little over a year ago, Goodyear acquired Cooper Tire for $2.5 billion, promising synergies among the two companies and streamlined services for dealers. So how are they doing that? What does it take to integrate two American powerhouse tiremakers? In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, presented...

Women at the Wheel Welcomes NTN’s Georgianne Dickey [Podcast]

Women at the Wheel celebrates women in the automotive aftermarket who are in revolutionary in their field — sparking change and driving results. Join us each month as we engage in illuminating and inspiring conversations with female leaders sharing their career journeys, best advice, most challenging moments and more. In...

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