In both rim clamp and pedestal tire changers, specific techniques are followed to ensure correct dismounting and mounting of tires.
To maintain the accuracy and reliability of newly programmed TPMS sensors, it’s important to keep your TPMS programming tool up to date.
Asset uptime and safety are major concerns for fleet managers, and tire maintenance plays a key role in both. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, 11,000 tire-related crashes each year could have been prevented with proper tire care. Additionally, in 2016, tire-related accidents resulted in more fatalities than those caused
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
TPMS is an important and helpful safety component of the vehicle, yet sometimes the light can give technicians frustration. The tires are all filled up to placard pressure and yet the light still appears on the customer’s dash? What do you do? This means there are other problems a shop has to address. Those could
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
Tires are one of the hardest working components on farm equipment, but they can be often overlooked when it comes to tread maintenance. Tire dealers — particularly the service department and sales reps — can help reduce unnecessary wear. By choosing the right tire for the job, ensuring proper inflation and performing regular maintenance, your
There’s no doubt that the increased market penetration of new EV sales will impact the service process once EVs begin to age. While there’s much to be said about the potential of reduced cost of ownership related to EVs, they will still need to be serviced regularly. To make sure your shop is prepared, here
Toco Warranty now includes Openbay+ to help its customers reduce the total cost of owning and operating their motor vehicles, Openbay says. Openbay+ is a separate offering and complementary to vehicle service contract plans, the company says. It provides discounts for vehicle repair and maintenance services not covered by vehicle service contracts. Contract holders gain
Gopuff recently deployed Openbay+. Exclusively through Openbay+, Openbay says delivery partners get upfront pricing on repair and maintenance services and can book appointments with nearby service professionals that offer up to 25% in discounts on parts and labor. All U.S. Gopuff delivery partners have access to Openbay+. Delivery partners on Openbay+ match with multiple local automotive
Vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, tells us how much all those vehicles out there are actually being used, indicating how many miles are put on odometers all across the country. Tire dealers should care about this particular statistic because it directly relates to the wear and tear on those vehicles, especially tires. This past March,
Where is the money coming from, tires or service? For many tire dealers, this is clear-cut, but for some, it’s difficult to know what tires and service successes to lean into and which are short-lived blips on the radar. Some dealers focus all their efforts on sales, devoting service time only to flat repairs, mounting