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ATD Donates $1.5 Million to Gary Sinise Foundation

American Tire Distributors (ATD) has raised $1.5 million for the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF), setting a record for the largest amount of money ATD has ever raised for the organization. GSF provides support to military service men and women, veterans, first responders and their families. ATD announced the increased fundraising goal as part of this

Leeds West Groups To Open Big O Tires In Iowa

Leeds West Groups (LWG) says it signed a lease and will convert the automotive center at 208 Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa, into a Big O Tires location. The company says it acquired three Big O Tires locations in August of this year. This location will take this DMA (designated market area) to four Big

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ASE Introduces New Specialist Certification Test

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) introduces a new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Specialist Certification test (L4). ASE says it created the L4 ADAS Specialist Certification test to identify technicians who possess knowledge of the skills required to diagnose, service and calibrate ADAS on late-model automobiles, SUVs and light-duty trucks. In addition

Bridgestone to Sell Off Russian Assets

In light of the general uncertainty and the ongoing supply issues in Russia, Bridgestone Tire is in the process of finding a local buyer for its Russian assets. Following the decision in March to suspend all manufacturing activities in Russia, as well as freeze any new investments and suspend all exports to Russia, the company

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Continental Offers $70 Prepaid Card for Four-Tire Purchases

From Nov. 1–30, Continental Tire is offering a promotional deal in which it says any purchase of four qualifying passenger Continental tires will include a $70 Visa prepaid card. Among the qualifying passenger tires are Continental’s recently announced ExtremeContact Sport02, a summer tire for passenger cars ranging in size from 15- to 21-in. rim diameter.

BKT Tires Launches Agrimaxfactor Tire For Tractors

BKT has launched the Agrimaxfactor, a new tire series for tractors for transport and soil tillage operations. The company says it developed the series in response to the request for a bigger tire. As a result, BKT has designed a brand-new product full of distinguishing and innovative features making it a masterpiece of technology and

TIA Plans Two More ATS Instructor Classes in 2022

The Tire Industry Association will offer its Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor training class twice in 2022 – the first Nov. 15 – 18 in Baltimore, Maryland, and the second Dec. 6 – 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the association, certified ATS is a 300-level and 400-level certification program that provides

NRS Adds 12 Part Numbers for 2015-2021 Vehicle Models

NRS has added 12 new part numbers for 2015-2021 Tesla, Ford, Ram, Jeep, Toyota, Nissan and Kia vehicles to its galvanized brake pad product line. NRS says its galvanized brake pads feature patented NRS friction attachment technology, which adds to the part’s longevity and durability. The chart below includes NRS’s new part numbers, availability, plate

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Michelin’s Enviro System Unveils Tire with 58% Sustainable Materials

Michelin says its subsidiary Scandinavian Enviro Systems is the first tire manufacturer in the world to unveil tires with a high proportion of environmentally sustainable materials that have been approved for use on ordinary road vehicles. These include tires for buses and cars containing recovered carbon black from Enviro, among other materials. According to the

Goodyear to Collaborate with Drive TLV to Expand into Israel

To help expand its footprint into the Israeli mobility ecosystem, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is teaming up with Drive TLV, an Israel-based mobility incubator focused on the future of mobility. Drive TLV supported more than 50 mobility-focused startups since 2017 through its FastLane commercialization program along with access to prototyping labs and shared

Hankook Subsidiary First Korean Prototype Company on KOSDAQ

Model Solution, a subsidiary of Hankook & Company, became the first Korean prototype company to be listed on the KOSDAQ (the NASDAQ’s Korean Equivalent), Hankook says. The company passed the preliminary examination of KOSDAQ listing requirements in July, followed by submitting a registration statement and forecasting demands from investors, both general and institutional. Specifically, Model

Goodyear Offers Veteran’s Day Discount

This Veterans Day, Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires are inviting the U.S. military and first responder communities to take part in special discounts at any of its more than 550 locations nationwide. All active and retired military members and first responders are encouraged to take advantage of Goodyear’s free inspections on tires, brakes, batteries.

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