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TIA Offering Advanced Hands-on Earthmover, Farm Tire Training

Tire Industry Association is now offering Advanced Hands-On Training for technicians in the earthmover and farm tire service industries. Designed to provide additional education for those that have completed the TIA Basic ETS and Basic FTS courses, students will receive comprehensive hands-on training using a service truck and hydraulic tools. “Nothing replaces hands-on instruction in

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Market Profile: Service

Traditionally, Tire Review has paired service data with tire market data in one section. In 2016, we decided to break the information apart from the tire market information to help tire dealers realize the full potential of the service side of their business. All information is Tire Review research unless otherwise noted. Direct any questions

Camso Adds More Than 50 Solideal On-Site Service Facilities

The off-road tire and track specialist Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, has officially launched its independent service division Solideal On-Site Service to increase its focus on service in North America. Currently, there are 48 Solideal On-Site Service locations in the U.S. and three locations in Canada. Additionally, Solideal On-Site Service offers mobile services and has employed more

Repair Shops Beating Car Dealerships in Service

Repair shops are reportedly performing better than car dealership service departments, Wardsauto.com reports. Marylou Hastert, director of product marketing for DealerSocket, a customer-relationship software firm, told Wardsauto.com that independent repair shops – including tire dealers – own about 75% of the service market. According to DealerSocket’s Dealership Action Report on 6,500 auto dealerships, 53% of the

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TIA Announces ATS Training Tour Date

The Tire Industry Association will hold its Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Class in Sarasota, Fla. The session will run from Nov. 10-13 at Suncoast Technical College. The four-day program will include in-depth classroom and hands-on classes that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to train technicians in preparation for certification. Attendees will

Passive Wheel Speed Sensors

The passive wheel speed sensor has been around a long time. It works quite different than the active speed sensors that are found on most cars today. The passive speed sensor creates its own AC signal that changes frequency with wheel speed. This signal is only present while the wheel is turning at a rate

Drum Brake Service

Although four-wheel disc brakes currently dominate the brake service market, millions of drum brakes are serviced each day in independent tire dealerships. Thanks to their age, many drum brakes present problems, usually related to normal wear, extended age and mileage. Because an incorrectly serviced drum brake can cause noise, pulling, grabbing and pulsation complaints, we