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TBC Will Open More Than 2 Dozen Stores in 2019

Fri, 24 May 2019 08:53:00 PST

TBC Corp. expects to add 27 company-owned stores to its network in 2019 under the NTB Tire and Service Center and Tire Kingdom Service Center banners.

Kenda Adds to Sales Team

Fri, 24 May 2019 07:55:00 PST

American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. has hired two regional sales managers. David Alari will cover the western U.S., while Rob Schussler will serve the eastern region.

California Tire Dealers Elect Board Members

Fri, 24 May 2019 07:01:00 PST

The California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) introduced its new board of directors during an April 25 meeting hosted by Turbo Wholesale Tires Inc. in Irwindale.

Jamie Ward, president at Tire Discounters Inc., has issued a challenge to fellow tire dealers all over the country.

Hotwire Is Taking a Break for Memorial Day

Thu, 23 May 2019 05:44:00 PST

Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday, May 27, 2019, due to the Memorial Day holiday.  

More aggressive than the Geolandar AT. More comfortable on-highway than the Geolandar MT. Meet the latest tire from Yokohama Tire Corp.: the Geolandar X-AT.

Bauer Built Awards Six Scholarships

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:48:00 PST

For the past 25 years Bauer Built Inc. has honored its past and present with the presentation of scholarships to high school seniors. The gifts are named in honor of the tire dealer's founders, G.F. "Sam" and Ethel V. Bauer, and they're given to the children and grandchildren of Bauer Built employees.

Monro Will Consolidate Retail Brands

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:07:00 PST

As Monro Inc. continues to refresh the look of its 1,000-plus stores, the company also plans to streamline its retail operations and focus on five “regional power brands,” rather than the nine different nameplates it operates currently.  

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has added a 40X15.50R26LT size to its Open Country M/T (maximum traction) tire for light trucks.

Monro Sees Improvement in 'Transformative Year'

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:47:00 PST

A shorter selling period and drop in tire sales may have sullied the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 for Monro Inc., but the company still recorded a 6.4% increase in sales for the full year — and crossed the $1.2 billion threshold.

Nokian Tyres plc has launched a multiplatform campaign to inform drivers about tire safety issues. The company is running “Shop Talk With Nokian Tyres” in conjunction with National Tire Safety Week May 20-27.

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has expanded its training academy classes and will present training seminars to technicians in their own shops.

Hankook Tire America Corp. is reminding consumers of the most crucial safety checks, as well as best practices regarding cost savings and promoting tire longevity, during National Tire Safety Week May 20-27. 

Amazon has added more than 400 Monro Inc. locations in nine states to its brick and mortar tire installation network.That more than doubles the number of service locations involved in the collaboration between Amazon and Monro.

The New York Times is conducting an ongoing examination of privacy and data, and Bill Hanvey, CEO and president of the Auto Care Association, wrote about the data collected by a modern vehicle. It's about much more than the frequency of oil changes. "Your car knows when you gain weight."

Michelin Is Buying Another Telematics Company

Mon, 20 May 2019 07:00:00 PST

Michelin Group is extending its reach into telematics and fleet management with another acquisition. First it was Sascar in Brazil. Then NexTraq in the U.S. Next up: Masternaut in Europe.

Falken Tire Corp. has promoted Bob Klimm to director of sales, commercial division, for the North American market.

Ford Has New Motorcraft Diesel Fuel Filter

Fri, 17 May 2019 11:36:00 PST

Ford Motor Co. has added a Motorcraft F-150 3.0L diesel fuel filter (FD4627) to its lineup of diesel fuel filters for Super Duty Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engines (FD4615 and FD4625).

Virginia Tire & Auto Is Adding 4 Stores in 2019

Fri, 17 May 2019 09:16:00 PST

Virginia Tire & Auto LLC has opened two stores so far in 2019 with two more stores on the way. Along with adding its first outlet outside of Northern Virginia, the company has hired its first chief financial officer.

VIP Inc. paired the grand opening of its newest store with the launch of a two-month-long $10 oil change promotion to benefit a local school district.