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Capital Tire Moves Warehouse to South Bend

Regional distributor Capital Tire has moved one of its 10 warehouses to better serve customers.

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Indiana Legislature Takes on Unsafe Used Tires

New state legislation to prohibit tire and automotive service businesses from installing unsafe used tires on vehicles has been introduced to Indiana lawmakers.

Vehicle Inspection Systems Awarded Brake Tester Contract from Indiana

VIS has been awarded a contract to supply the state of Indiana with an in-ground VIS-Check brake tester unit. This unit will be in addition to multiple other VIS brake testers that the state of Indiana currently utilizes.

Belle Tire Opens Second Fort Wayne Store

Michigan-based Belle Tire has opened its second location in Fort Wayne, Ind., continuing the family-owned tire retailer’s expansion into the state.

Michelin Considering $100 Million Investment at Fort Wayne BFGoodrich Tire Plant

Michelin North America’s BFGoodrich brand is looking to invest $100 million into its Woodburn, Ind., plant near Fort Wayne, to upgrade the facility’s equipment and production, local media reports. A filing with Allen County government, showed the breakdown of the $100 million investment, which includes: $20 million to upgrade equipment $23.5 million to improve production

Winter Driving Experience

The squeal of tires braking on ice reverberated throughout the University of Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena as trade media test drove vehicles fitted with Bridgestone’s Blizzak DM-V2 and Blizzak WS80 winter tires. In preparation for winter, Bridgestone Americas and Tire Rack teamed up to present the Winter Driving Experience in South Bend, Ind.,

MaddenCo Unveils Enhancements at Users’ Conference    

MaddenCo unveiled the company’s newest Tire Dealer System product features during its 2015 Users’ Conference in Evansville, Ind., last week. Enhancements to the Tire Dealer System showcased at the conference were: MCIService mobile app, which allows the service technician to complete roadside service paperwork from mobile devices in real time; Customer-specific inspection forms for commercial

Belle Tire Launches Virtual Wheel Fitting

Belle Tire has released a new online tool that allows customers to virtually see custom wheels on their vehicle before coming into the store to purchase them. The tool, the Belle Tire Wheel Visualizer, has customers enter their vehicle and wheel information before being able to view their vehicle with their wheel choice. More vehicles

Belle Tire Entering Indiana Market

Belle Tire Distributors Inc. will open three locations in Indiana by the end of 2015, the company announced. The Allen Park, Mich.-based wholesale, retail and commercial dealer will open its first Indiana retail store in South Bend this August. The 10,000-square-foot store will have eight bays and a 3,000-tire warehouse area. Another South Bend location and