Three Goodyear executives share strategy
April 21, 2014

Why is Goodyear successful? Read on
When you get a chance to talk with top tire company executives from one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, you jump at the chance.

Pirelli introduces the Cinturato P1 Plus
Pirelli Tire LLC launched the latest generation Cinturato P1 Plus at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The ultra-high performance summer tire is designed for luxury, mid-size, full size and sport cars, including the Acura TSX, Buick Regal and Chevrolet Cruze and Volt.

Carbonneau named ASA controller
ASA Automotive Systems has appointed Mary Carbonneau controller. Her responsibilities will include overseeing all of ASA’s accounting operations, management reporting and compliance/control.

Manage online presence with TirewebLocal
Tireweb Marketing has announced the release of TirewebLocal, a web directory and reviews management service designed for tire dealers and auto repair shops. goes mobile
ACDelco announced that it is now easy for consumers with smartphones to get car care tips, product information or the location of the nearest ACDelco Professional Service Center Program participant with at their fingertips.

Automotive Parts Associates grows membership
Automotive Parts Associates Inc. (APA) has announced that All European Auto Supply Inc. is its newest member.

DENSO expands starter, alternator coverage
DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. has added 238 parts to its starter and alternator catalog. The company's products now cover than 201.6 million units in operation (UIO) for alternators and 200.5 million UIO for starters.

Goodyear reveals top ten blimp name finalists
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has narrowed the choices of names for its new airship to 10 out of nearly 15,000 unique submissions to its national “Name the Blimp” contest.

More days to register for GAAS 2014
The hotel registration deadline for the 2014 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) in Rosemont, Ill., has been extended until Friday, April 25. GAAS will take place on May 20- 21.

Lori’s Listening
The Biss List

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Defining touring tires
When it comes to designing touring tires, auto manufacturers drive the trends. But what is a touring tire, exactly? Tire manufacturers have differing points of view on categorizing this evolving tire segment.

Advantages of joining a program group
Many of the 30,000 independent tire dealers in the United States have aligned themselves with either program groups or associate dealer programs. The former are often run by tire dealers, the latter by tire manufacturers.

Wide-base tire update
To say the truck tire industry has experienced a lot of changes over the past three decades is an understatement at best. While tube-type bias-ply tires on multi-piece rims were still a significant part of trucking in the 1980s, they are practically dinosaurs today and more or less relegated to the intermodal and off-road markets.

Goodyear execs discuss the keys to Goodyear's success
I recently had the chance to sit down with three top executives from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s North American Tire operations.

Right or wrong, the U.S. government is picking on Michelin
The United States government seems to have it out for Groupe Michelin and, to a lesser extent, Michelin North America Inc.

What is going on at Sears? The noise is deafening
Sears Holdings Corp. continues to change the way the aftermarket looks at Sears Auto Centers.

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