Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS captured their 12th top-five finish of the year in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
Hennessy Industries Inc.’s Coats brand tiltback tire changers are available in three models: GTS-70, GTS-60, and GTS-50. The GTS Series machines are capable of servicing tires from six to 24 inches in diameter.
The Auto Care Association will receive nearly $300,000 from the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) to help the automotive industry produce exports to Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru.
TBC Corp.’s Big O Tires subsidiary has expanded its retail network with the opening of a store in Bountiful, Utah. The store is owned and operated by International Franchise Association’s 2014 Franchisees of the year, Kory and Kent Coleman.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has produced two documentary films as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives. The films feature pioneers in their fields and will be shown inflight on All Nippon Airways (ANA) international flights Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2015.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased in July. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 1.2% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.2% increase in June and a 0.3% increase in May.
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology is not new, but technicians are beginning to see more of it as car manufacturers add more GDI-equipped vehicles to their product lines. Robert Bosch LLC says in 2015 37% of new vehicles will feature GDI technology. By 2020, 49% of all new vehicles will have GDI engines. Bosch projects it will have 56% OE market share in GDI technology in 2017.