Michelin Drives Tire Safety Action with AAMVA Best Practices Update

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GREENVILLE, S.C., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals as part of Michelin’s award-winning Beyond the Driving Test program.  The 40-state achievement comes as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), which represents officials in states, provinces and territories engaged in the administration and enforcement of driver and motor vehicle laws in the United States and Canada, releases its updated Best Practices for its members to include consistent language for proper tire pressure and tread depth. 

 

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Hankook Steps Up To The Plate With 2017 ‘Great Catch’ Rebate Promotion

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As professional baseball teams and fans get ready for the start of the 2017 season, Hankook Tire America offers consumers a home run with its 2017 “Great Catch” mail-in rebate promotion. Drivers can save on seven of Hankook’s most popular passenger and light truck tires.

Consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook tires from an authorized Hankook dealer between March 18-31 can save up to $100 through a mail-in rebate. According to the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index, 55 percent of Americans have purchased tires through a rebate offer.

Drivers can save up to $100 on the purchase of a set of Hankook tires through the Great Catch rebate program, which runs through May 31.

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King Tire adds ContiLifeCycle at 2nd plant

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — King Tire Service Inc. has renewed its commitment to the ContiLifeCycle retreading system and converted its second plant, in Bristol, Va., to the Conti system, according to Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.

King Tire was the first ContiLifeCycle partner in the U.S., agreeing in 2011 to convert its retread plant in Bluefield to the Conti system.

The location in Bristol is a former Blevins Tire & Recapping shop that King Tire took over in 2014 and continued to operate until now as a Marangoni-system operation, according to Ed King, vice president of King Tire Service and manager of recapping and warehousing.

The company decided last year to upgrade the Bristol facility with new equipment and convert it to the ContiLifeCycle system, Mr. King said, without disclosing the firm’s investment in the renovation.

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BKT launches new All Terrain Vehicle tyre

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Balkrishna Industries Ltd has launched a new tyre–Sierra Max–in its ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) range, specially designed for racing racing vehicles whizzing through muddy areas, deserts, and over rocky surfaces. This tyre features a radial structure enabling a very agile drive along with a comfortable ride even under the toughest conditions. The special tread pattern provides for a large footprint on the ground ensuring exceptional front and lateral traction.

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How It Works: Tires

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What’s the most important safety feature on your vehicle? No matter how many airbags or electronic warnings it has, the most vital is its tires. All the rest, from seatbelts to anti-lock brakes, are only there to help save you once your tires lose their grip.

They’re far more than just round, black doughnuts. They’re highly engineered and, just like the cars they’re on, are always being improved. That’s essential because the contact patch — the part of the tire actually touching the road — is not much bigger than your palm. That’s all that’s keeping you in control, while supporting a vehicle that can weigh a tonne or more, and travel at 100 km/h or more.

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Conti adds to OTR portfolio

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Continental AG’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business has added a line of solid tires to its growing portfolio of OTR tires.

Continental CST unveiled the solid “Telemaster” line, along with its growing range of ContiEarth earthmoving and mining tires, at the recent CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade show in Las Vegas.

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Dealers, get full data on over 12,000 tire patterns with TireLibrary

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For a small monthly fee tire dealers can now search, view and analyze what is claimed to be the world’s largest and most extensive database of tires.

TireLibrary, a new product from E-Solution Professionals, allows dealers to find the most up-to-date information on any tire, from any manufacturer, at any time of day — including photos of the tires, specifications, videos, rebates, features and the benefits of each tire.

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Kramer: Goodyear on Front Edge of Connectivity Wave

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The past couple of days, you’ve heard a lot about one of my favorite topics, the value of the Goodyear brand. You heard a lot about our terrific products, our services and tools that help you build your businesses. You heard Scott talk a lot about the marketing partnerships that we have, particularly around NASCAR and college football. In fact, some of you told me last night how you loved and felt so proud seeing those Goodyear commercials during the football season.

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Hankook Rolls Out New UHP Tire

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Hankook Tire Co. is launching a new semi-slick tire for extreme ultra-high performance—the Ventus R-s4. The tire replaces the Ventus R-s3.

Ventus R-s4 is a semi-slick tire with maximized grip, durability, and handling performance perfect for both racing and general driving, the tiremaker said.

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Falken, Yokohama get Jeep OE fitments

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KRON (March 13, 2017) — FCA Group has selected tires from Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) and Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) as OE fitments on selected versions of the 2017 Jeep Compass, the car maker’s compact four-wheel-drive, four-door hatchback.

FCA has chosen SRNA’s Falken Wildpeak H/T 01A2 as an OE fitment on the “trail-rated” Compass Trailhawk and the all-season Yokohama Geolandar G055 as a fitment on the Compass.

The Falken fitment, in size 215/65R17, is the second fitment for the Wildpeak H/T 01A2 on a 2017 Jeep, according to Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), producer and marketer of the Falken brand. FCA also specs the tire for the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for SRNA/Falken Tires, called the Wildpeak a “natural fit” for the Jeep Compass, noting its shoulder designed for optimal handling on multiple surfaces.

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