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TBC Corp. is the latest company to experiment with a mobile tire installation service. NTB Tire & Service Centers will pilot the program in Dallas, and Tire Kingdom locations will offer it in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tread Wisely program is providing parents with tools to educate young drivers. The outreach coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 21-27, 2018.

Michelin's 3Q Results Were Negative and Positive

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:27:00 PST

Groupe Michelin posted net income of on net sales of 16.2 billion euros for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2018. That compares to net sales of 16.4 billion euros for the same period last year.

VIP Tires Inc. has opened its third new VIP Tires & Service store in three months. The latest is a larger location to serve customers in Claremont, N.H.

Ford Motor Co. has added 36 brake pads and 20 coated brake rotors and drums to its Motorcraft product line.

More than 8 in 10 U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a survey by the Auto Care Association.

Leeds West Groups Hits a Milestone: 100 Stores

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:14:00 PST

Leeds West Groups (LWG) has acquired and taken over operations of its 100th store.  

Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has added a line of rugged terrain tires with a dual sidewall design to the Renegade family.  Functionally, the new Renegade Rugged RT+ falls between the company’s all-terrain and mud terrain lines.

When a Louisville family decided to donate their vehicle to another local family as a way to help a 13-year-old awaiting a liver transplant, Tire Discounters Inc. jumped in to support them.

Cooper Will Report 3Q Financials Oct. 29

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:13:00 PST

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will release its third quarter financial results on Oct. 29, 2018, and management will discuss the report during a conference call beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern.  

Goodyear Services 2 Million Trucks in 10 Years

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:27:00 PST

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program recently serviced the 2 millionth truck that has contacted it for assistance. It is a major milestone for the 24/7 program, which was introduced in 2008.

Continental AG began celebrating the 90th anniversary of its first agricultural tire launch one year early with the introduction of its Tractor70 and Tractor85 premium radial tires.

Apollo's Rivallant Will Take Over in Europe

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:21:00 PST

Benoit Rivallant will succeed Mathias Heimann as the president of European Operations for Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Walmart Inc. and Advance Auto Parts Inc. are bringing an automotive specialty store to the general merchandise retailer’s website in the first half of 2019, and tires will be among the products sold there.

Timken Offers a ‘Comebacks Calculator’

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:29:00 PST

The Timken Co. has released a “Cost of Comebacks Calculator” designed to show potential hidden costs associated with using inferior parts.

Jiffy Lube Franchisee Building Its 30th Store

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:16:00 PST

A franchisee of Jiffy Lube International Inc. locations is in the midst of a major growth spurt. SRE Group recently opened its 29th Jiffy Lube location, and has two more stores that are expected to open in Nevada by the end of 2018. And yes, the group is selling tires.  

Eight customers of Federal Mogul Motorparts will enjoy the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., as winners of the top prize in the “Stay Cool With Wagner” promotion.

Monro Will Report Financials Oct. 25

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:01:00 PST

Monro Inc. will report its fiscal 2019 second quarter earnings on Oct. 25, 2018.

Point S Upgrades the Winterstar Tire

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:07:00 PST

Point S Development has updated its private label winter tire. The Winterstar 4 is available to Point S dealers in Europe.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added to its senior team. Rebecca Vest joins the company as senior vice president of procurement and strategic sourcing partnerships and Andrea Arrowsmith will serve as vice president of transformation initiatives and the enterprise project management office.