David Sickels, Author at Tire Review Magazine
T.J. Tennent Turns His Passion Into Unending Tire Forensics Opportunities

Law enforcement officers across the world know T.J. Tennent and his cherry red Ferrari well, with many of them working to track him down even now, as you read these words. That said, you won’t find any “Wanted” posters of him at any police stations – or if you do, it’s simply a sign that

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What are Commercial Tire Expectations in 2023?

This year has been one to catch our collective tire-dealing breath after two years of weirdness that has led to long stretches of fewer Vehicle Miles Traveled. This past year seemed to bring us back to a bit of much-welcomed normalcy, replacing Instagram videos of bread making with Celine Dion lip-syncing TikTok challenges. But more

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What Data Tells Us About EV Hype

Love them or not, EVs are hugely gaining popularity – at least in the sense that we can’t help but talk about them all the time – thanks to a number of market factors, gas prices being chief among them. In fact, according to data released by Hankook Tire in August, 26% of survey takers

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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 burning! This is how Tom

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TechForce CEO: The Tech Shortage Will Pass if the Industry Steps Up Now

This year’s Transportation Technician Supply and Demand report, released Nov. 1, might make you involuntarily suck your teeth. Compiled annually by the TechForce Foundation, the report helps us understand the current and projected shortfalls of professionals needed to service the nation’s automotive fleet. Here’s a breakdown of some of the stats that blew our hair

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Three Ways to Avoid TPMS Valve Corrosion

Corrosion is one of the leading causes of TPMS replacement. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we get into why it happens and how you can help your customers avoid it. TPMS corrosion can happen for a variety of reasons. It’s caused by a chemical reaction that takes place when certain metals

Tire Market Predictions for 2023

Welcome to Rolling With The Numbers, where we present you with data that gives tire dealers information to keep their tire businesses rollin’, based on research conducted with our independent tire dealer audience and beyond. This week, we’re taking a closer look at indicators in the automotive aftermarket that should help us to predict where

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Wheel & Tire Council to Honor Industry Leaders at SEMA

SEMA’s Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will honor Roy Littlefield and Stuart Gosswein with the WTC Lifetime Achievement Award, and Greg Parker will be inducted into the WTC Hall of Fame, during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas Nov. 1. Littlefield has served the Tire Industry Association (TIA) since 1979 in numerous roles including CEO,

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Scott Blair Creates Opportunities in the Tire Industry With Training

Scott Blair, the founder of T.R.A.C.K. Auto Training & Network, is no stranger to creating solutions to issues facing the tire industry. He just can’t help himself – if he identifies an obstacle affecting his peers, through hell or high water, he’ll find a solution to it. His problem-solving obsession began in the mid-90s when Scott

Sailun Tire Shows Off ERange EV Tire Capabilities in the Hollywood Hills

Following the debut of its ERange EV tire earlier this year, Sailun Tire Americas invited tire dealers, distributors and members of the media in early October to what is arguably the electric vehicle capital of the U.S. – Los Angeles, California – to be among the first group to put its new product through its

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Sailun Tire President Dishes on ‘Limitless’ Potential of ERange EV Tire

Here’s a fact: Electric vehicle drivers who aren’t using tires built to handle the unique needs of EVs are only getting a surface-level EV experience. It’s like going to a 3D movie without your 3D glasses – sure, you still enjoyed the show, but you didn’t experience it the way it was intended. In the

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Southern Tire Mart’s Acquisition Train Keeps on Chuggin’

Southern Tire Mart LLC isn’t letting supply chain woes slow down its expansion plans. In fact, with the recently-announced acquisition of 12 Redburn Tire stores and 26 of Bridgestone’s GCR Tires & Service stores, the commercial tire dealing giant’s national footprint now stands at 172 stores strong, not counting the 51 Southern Tire Mart at

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