Continental Introduces Two New TPMS Tools

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Continental has introduced two new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tools that are designed to help shops optimize their investment in TPMS and tire service. With the Autodiagnos TPMS D and SE Tools , professional technicians can handle all of the TPMS and tire service requirements of their customers.

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TRAC’s New Video Series Will Teach Drivers About All Things Tire

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TRAC and our consumer education initiative Be Tire Smart Canada launch a new video series that will continue to educate Canadian drivers about all things tire. We are creating these videos to guide drivers through the entire tire ownership and user journey, and underscoring the importance of tire maintenance and how it relates to safe driving.

Our goal is to encourage Canadian motorists to adopt good tire maintenance practices that will maximize the life span of tires, increase fuel efficiency, and keep our roads safer.

Our first two videos (available in English and French) educate drivers about tire options for winter driving, and the advantages of winter tires on cold Canadian roads.

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Motormouth: Don’t worry about tires that have sat in a warehouse

The local car dealer was advertising “buy three get one free” tires. While researching the information on the tires, one listed brand and model had a recall notice posted on their website and another said the model has been discontinued over a year ago. The dealer told me that they wouldn’t be selling a recalled tire. The dealer was offering road hazard service in the package. Should I be concerned my free road hazard program would be useless if the model I bought was discontinued? I was told that tires sitting in warehouses for years is not a good thing.

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AIA Canada Releases New Report for ASPs

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AIA Canada has announced the release of its latest report ‘Under the Hood: How Canadians View Vehicle Maintenance and Repair’, for the benefit of automotive service providers.

The report is available free of charge for AIA Canada members, while non-members may purchase it for $199.

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TIA has scheduled eight educational sessions for the 2019 Global Tire Expo (GTE)

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BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has scheduled eight educational sessions for the 2019 Global Tire Expo (GTE) – Powered by TIA at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, including one that will look at the hybrid and electric vehicle market and opportunities for independent tire dealers and repair shops.

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Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn.

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Run-Flat Tires: How Do They Work?

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Run-flat tires feature advanced designs that reinforce the tire in some way so that you can continue to drive on them and find a repair station in the event of a puncture or leak. Although they can’t be driven on for too long, when driven at a maximum of 50 mph most run-flats give drivers an extra 50-100 miles to safely get to an auto repair or tire shop.

There are currently two main types of run-flat tires; those that use a support ring system and those that use a self-supporting system.

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7 Warning Signs You Need New Tires

Most drivers seldom spend much time thinking about the health of their tires. The fact that our tires are so often overlooked is most unfortunate. Tires play an integral role in the safety and performance of our cars.

Maintaining proper tire pressure and tire health can drastically improve handling and braking performance. According to Edmunds.com senior consumer advice editor Ron Montoya, drivers should check their tire pressure at least once a month. …

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What happens to your car when it hits a pothole? We ask an expert

Hitting a pothole while driving Michigan’s scenic byways can turn a swell day into a lousy one, sometimes requiring a costly and unexpected trip to the repair shop. We asked one expert — Jennifer Bastiaan — to weigh in on what Michigan’s unofficial state crater can do to an automobile. Bastiaan is an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Flint’s Kettering University with a PhD in mechanical and mechatronics engineering. Her teaching and research focus is on ground vehicle systems.

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Cooper Tire Says Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday is a Good Time to Learn the “Penny Test”

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FINDLAY, Ohio –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 8, 2019– February 12 marks the 210 th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. America’s sixteenth president, Lincoln is memorialized on Mount Rushmore , Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial and on the U.S. penny. While a penny may be worth one cent in currency, when it comes to tire safety the value of a penny can be much more.

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