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Air Ride Suspension Diagnostics

Air ride systems can control vehicle ride height, passenger comfort and improve handling. How they operate and work with the rest of the systems on the vehicle

TrakMotive Releases 87 New Parts Numbers

TrakMotive has released 87 new parts numbers which include automotive CV axles, ATV CV axles, driveshafts and CV intermediate shafts. These units are all in stock and

Raybestos Expands Element3 Caliper Coverage

Raybestos has expanded its Element3 brake caliper line with the addition of new part numbers, covering over 13 million vehicles-in-operation (VIO). Additions to the Element3 caliper line

Autel Receives FCA Certification to Access SGW Module

Autel U.S.'s diagnostic scan tablets are certified by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. (FCA) to access the Secure Gateway Module on 2017 and newer FCA vehicles starting June

Video: Why Temperature Matters to the Air Ride System

Tire Review's Maddie Winer explains the ways that temperature matters to a vehicle's air ride system, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Video: Components of Passenger Tire Tread

Tire Review's David Sickels explains how a tire's tread goes far beyond aesthetics, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Video: Five Brake Line Inspection Tips

Tire Review's David Sickels has five brake line inspection tips to protect both the customer and your shop, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

News & People

Nokian Tyres PLC Appoints New President and CEO

Jukka Moisio will take over for Hille Korhonen, who has stepped down after leading the company for three years.

Continental Adds Key Account Manager to Import Channel

Mark Pascuzzo, a veteran of 30-plus years in the automotive aftermarket, was previously a commercial sales manager for a major worldwide aftermarket company with responsibility for North America.

Tire Brands America Hires Director of Sales

The company says Sean Brennan has extensive experience with Zafco and Maxxis.

Schrader Announces New NA Technical Team Leader

Yanick Leduc has been with Schrader for the past three years providing training for customers both in the U.S. and Canada.

Tim Baker Takes Over Helm of Triangle Tire Tech Center

Tim Baker is replacing Ed Montgomery, who has retired from the company.

Continental Names New Product Line Manager of Ag Tires

Benjamin Hübner is responsible for the strategic development of the agricultural tire business at the interface of research and development, sales, quality management and customer service.

Yokohama’s Virginia Tire Plant Set to Reopen

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) was closed as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Monro Reports Record Sales in 2020 Fiscal Year

Despite strong sales in fiscal 2020, sales for the fourth quarter decreased 0.4% due to decreased traffic related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yokohama Posts 90.4% Operating Profit Loss in Q1

The company posted about a $2.4 million loss in Q1, compared with about $85 million in profit in the same period of the previous year.

Bolt On Adds Text to Pay, Financing to NextGear

Bolt On has partnered with EasyPay Finance to provide repair shops using Bolt On products the ability to offer consumers flexible payment options.

CITEXPO Postponed Until August 2021

Current containment measures restrict mass gathering events and movement across international borders.

Michelin High Marks in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction

Michelin claimed top honors in the luxury and truck/utility segments.

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Podcasts

Podcast: Servicing Shop Equipment in the Coronavirus Age

Kevin Keefe, VP of service for Hennessy Industries, shares how the Hennessy Service Network is operating during this time and what the industry can expect from the service network this year.

What’s Treading, Ep. 14: AI, Machine Learning & Online Chat Platforms with Openbay

We talk with Rob Infantino, founder of Openbay, about the artificial intelligence and machine learning you can bring to your shop’s digital presence, and how online chat platforms could be beneficial to your business.

What’s Treading, Ep. 13: Creating Your Mobile Tire Service Unit

We talk with Todd Ford, owner of Custom Upfits, a company based in Sacramento, California, that specializes in building mobile repair units for the tire, wheel and auto body industries, about the mobile repair revolution.

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