Let Your Voice Be Heard at TIA Federal Lobby Day

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The Tire Industry Association is gearing up for its 2018 TIA Federal Lobby Day, which takes place June 20 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

With so many issues facing tire dealers, small business owners and the industry as a whole, your voice in Washington has never been so important. As editor of Tire Review, I repeatedly hear about how business owners – and their participation in conversations with legislators on industry issues – can make an impact on the direction of national policy and future decisions by lawmakers.

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Raw-materials prices still volatile

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WASHINGTON — Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and industry analysts.

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Technology’s effect on retail among topics at Future Tire Conference

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LONDON — As technology driving the tire and automotive industries continues to change, its effects on retail tire businesses continue to multiply.

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Wacky World of Rubber: Tires made difference in first Indy 500

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Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 2011. When watching present-day pit stops where tire/wheel combinations are swapped out in mere seconds, it’s hard to fathom that in the inaugural running of “The Greatest Spectacle of Racing,” dealing with tire changes was much more difficult.

As Donald Davidson, the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, related to attendees at the 25-Year Club Luncheon during the recent ACS Rubber Division Spring Technical Meeting in Indianapolis, back then the tires actually had to be peeled off the rims, which weren’t removable, replaced and inflated—all using manual tools.

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New Products: Denka develops new high-performance elastomer

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TOKYO—Denka has developed its third high-performance elastomer, dubbed Evolmer, which can be used as an alternative to hydrogenated nitrile rubber.

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To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

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Is it okay to keep your winter tires on in the summer? I’d rather not spend the money for two sets of tires. − Jennifer Winter tires are designed and built to perform a single task, which is to offer a superior, safer driving experience during the frosty months. While short-term use for a trip down south or slightly delayed seasonal removal is not going to cause any significant tire deterioration, keeping them on year-round is not recommended.

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Hankook Tire 2018 Great Hit Promotion Begins

Hankook, the official tire of Major League Baseball, is providing consumers with a “home run offer” this spring and summer. Consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook passenger or light truck tires from an authorized Hankook dealer between May 21 and July 13, 2018, are eligible for an online or mail-in rebate of $50. Consumers can submit their rebate forms online at www.hankooktirerebates.com.

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TIA Releases New Consumer Tire Inflation Video for National Tire Safety Week

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(Bowie, MD – 5/23/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety and education, just released a new Tire Safety Starts with Inflation video to celebrate National Tire Safety Week. Tire Safety Starts with Inflation is another instalment in a series of consumer education videos that have addressed subjects like tire repair, winter tires, TPMS, inspection, tire selection, tire registration, and installing the spare tire.

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Yokohama Releases 10 New Instructional Videos

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has announced a continuation of the company’s “Tire Tips” video series. The videos can be found on the company’s Facebook page.

The series, offered in conjunction with Tire Safety Week (May 21-28), feature Pat Keating, YTC’s senior manager of technical engineering, and include:

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Tire Cologne: ATG will present two top performers

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Amsterdam – Specialist for off-highway tires, Alliance Tire Group will present two current top performers: Alliance A-389VF-IMP for agricultural transports and Galaxy LDSR 300, a tire specially developed and built for wheel loaders operated under most adverse conditions. Both tires offer “better value” and optimum solutions for their respective uses.

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