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Michelin Improves MichelinX Mine D2 Extra Load Mining Tire

Michelin North America, Inc. has launched the MichelinX Mine D2 Extra Load L5 35/65R33 tire, an improved version of one of its most popular mining tires. The new tire, developed to perform in quarry and underground mining applications, is designed to withstand the most aggressive mining environments and has the capacity to carry heavier loads,

Four Keys to Set Service Advisors Up for Success

Your service advisor is your shop’s front man, the first person your customer interacts with when they enter your shop. They handle all the interactions that provide you with business and keep the shop running. If this person is poorly trained and doesn’t know the key elements of the position, they will, without a doubt,

ATEQ TPMS Tools Introduces New Commercial Truck Tool

ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC announced the addition of the VT Truck 2.0 to the ATEQ TPMS tool lineup. The ATEQ VT Truck 2.0 offers functionalities specifically designed for the maintenance of trucks and buses and includes all-new OBD coverage. With an all-new sturdy and compact design, the tool can easily read sensors, even in twin

Nexen Tire Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Nexen Tire has received the General Motors Corporation (GM) Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 2021 calendar year. Nexen Tire says it was chosen for its exceptional performance when working with GM and has received the award for eight consecutive years. This award was established by GM to recognize top-performing suppliers who meet or surpass

Martin Winter Joins ZC Rubber Europe Technical Center

Zhongce Rubber Group has appointed Martin Winter as technical director, tire development, EMEA & Americas, at ZC Rubber Europe Technical Center in Hanover, Germany. Winter will work with Martin Wells, vice president of ZC-Technical Center and Global OE, and Jörn Tietjens, key account manager, OE, to support ZC Rubber’s OE project development and compliance with

Martin-Winter ZC Rubber
RoboTire Installs First Tire Changing Robots at Discount Tire Store

RoboTire has installed its first RoboTire tire changing system at a Discount Tire store in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Discount Tire says it is installing the RoboTire system as one of many enhancements at its stores, designed to deliver safety and satisfaction in the customer experience.  “We are excited to be the first to market in

Darren McLea Joins Molloy Sales Development

Molloy Sales Development has hired Darren McLea, former partner at McLea’s Tire & Automotive in Santa Rosa, California. After graduating from San Diego State University, McLea returned home to Santa Rosa and helped his family build McLea’s Tire & Automotive. The business became a client of Molloy Sales Development, which helped grow the business. A

Service Possibilities for Hydraulic Power Steering

While the number of vehicles with electric power steering is growing, hydraulic power steering is the choice for some platforms and applications both new and old. When replacing racks and pumps, not much has changed. But the differences are in the details. More on this in this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video. Some

Hankook Tire Adds 43 Sizes to Dynapro AT2 Xtreme Range

Hankook Tire is expanding its Dynapro AT2 Xtreme range with an additional 43 sizes. With 75 sizes now available, the Dynapro AT2 Xtreme covers 80% of the all-terrain market, including major light truck sizes 275/60R20, 275/65R18, LT275/70R18, as well as popular floating sizes such as 35X12.50R20, 35X12.50R17.  The Dynapro AT2 Xtreme has been reimagined with a

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 these P Zero tires benefit

Apollo Tyres Launches New EV-Specific Tires in India

Apollo Tyres has introduced specific tires for electric vehicles (EVs) for both passenger vehicles and two-wheelers. The Apollo Amperion range of tires for the passenger vehicle segment, whereas the Apollo WAV range is for two-wheelers. Both were launched for the Indian market. The Apollo Amperion will cater to the EVs in hatchback, compact SUV and

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 VP of business development. Bosco