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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TIA sets 2019 CTS Instructor training dates, locations

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BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has announced locations and dates for its 2019 Commercial Tire Service Instructor 400 training tour.

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Bridgestone launches FleetPulse digital maintenance solution

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Bridgestone has launched FleetPulse a three-in-one solution composed of a mobile app, a centralised website and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) hardware. FleetPulse reportedly improves transparency related to vehicle health in order to significantly reduce the likelihood of costly and potentially dangerous breakdowns, thus increasing time on the roads while ensuring high safety standards.

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New technologies to zero in on vehicle safety and control

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Article published in ERJ’s July/August 2018 issue

Tires will play a key role in eliminating road accidents and enhancing vehicle comfort, Conti’s Philipp Struck explained at the opening of this year’s conference.

In a keynote presentation at this year’s Future Tire Conference, held 30-31 May in Cologne, Germany, Philipp Struck, head of Continental’s tire line development EMEA OE, said tires of the future will play a greater role in integrated safety of cars, compared to their current role as a ‘component’.

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Worn Tires Put Drivers At Risk, According To AAA Tests

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New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet.

With nearly 800,000 crashes occurring on wet roads each year, AAA is urging drivers to check tread depth, replace tires proactively and increase following distances significantly during rainy conditions.

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