October 1, 2015

Crew Chief Greg Ives leads the MOOG ‘Problem Solver of the Year’ competition

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 offers 3 tiltback tire changer models

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.

Federal grant to boost trade to Latin America

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.

Big O Tires expands in Utah

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.

Alliance offers TIA safety training at no charge

Alliance Tire Group is offering free Tire Industry Association (TIA) Basic Farm Tire Service training kits to all new dealers and distributors who sell Alliance, Galaxy or Primex brand farm tires.

Bosch expands line of premium oil filters

Robert Bosch LLC has added 11 part numbers to its Premium Oil Filter line: eight cartridge-style SKUs and three spin-on filters.

Mohawk lift has low swing arm height

Mohawk’s System I model is a two-post lift with a 10,000 lb. lifting capacity and is ideal for servicing all cars and light trucks.

Yamaha brings endurance title chase to Bol d’Or season finale

The 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship season will end on a high this weekend with the 79th edition of the iconic Bol d'Or 24 Hour race on the 19th and 20th of September.

Timo Glock celebrates second win of his DTM career

The weather on Saturday at first played a key role at round seven of the most popular international touring car series in Oschersleben.

Nitto releases two documentary films

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.

Higher average ticket totals amount to a 10.7% increase in service sales

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.

Virtual reality is used to train techs to service GDI engines

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.