Through the years, tire and auto shops have adapted to various automotive evolutions … computer diagnostics, ABS, traction control, and more. Those were gradual changes that were eventually embraced and handled in terms of aftermarket sales and service. The new question is: Are you EV-ready? It doesn’t matter if you’re personally a lover or hater
Electric vehicles. Self-driving vehicles. Low-maintenance vehicles. A drop-off in personal vehicle ownership. These are all things that are happening and are predicted to grow in the next decade. It makes your head spin as you consider future staffing, equipment investment, market and business focus, service delivery and more Like all matters of future technology, one
Tires have long been the standard and common item on every type of vehicle. But vehicles are changing – electric, autonomous and more – so how will that reality affect tires and their critical role? Watch above or keep reading as tire industry veteran Jim Davis, retired Goodyear communications manager and former Tire Review editor,
Outside observers would tell you tires haven’t changed much in the past 100-or-so years. Still round and black, right? But, those in the know realize that a lot of technology goes into tires, and there have been significant changes through the years to make them underrated-but-fantastic products. And the changes in future mobility are demanding
Join Jim Davis as he breaks down vehicle electrification, the types of EVs on the road today and how OEMs are ramping up EV production at a rapid rate in the first episode of Tire Review’s Mobility Garage Series.