The Auto Care Association says vehicle manufacturers’ new privacy principles do not provide consumers with adequate control of their car’s data, a failure that will likely prevent independent service providers from accessing the diagnostic data of their customers’ vehicles.
Hankook Tire Corp. Ltd. is expanding its range of light to medium duty truck tires for the European market. The company’s AH11 pattern for the steer axle and DH05+ for the drive axle are to be fitted to several Mercedes-Benz Atego Euro VI models.
Tenneco Inc. has expanded its line of Monroe Total Solution ultra-premium replacement ceramic and semi-metallic brake pads to include coverage of more than 5.5 million additional late-model foreign and domestic passenger vehicles.
Launched by Clarence Shook as family-owned “Rancho Jeep Supply” in Los Angeles, Calif., Tenneco Inc.’s Rancho performance suspension and shocks brand will celebrate its 60-year-long history during 2015.
Customers know they need proper tires to navigate through the brutal conditions of the winter that is to come, but the need for other winter car care services might be less apparent to them. Independent tire dealers should be ready to approach their customers with solutions to potential winter driving problems such as impaired visibility and fluid replacement. They also need to prepare their employees to deal with this busy time of year.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor tariffs, nor gloom of a recession will keep UHP tire shipments from increasing. It’s not exactly the Postman’s Creed, but it does indicate how strong the replacement ultra-high performance tire segment has been in the United States, particularly in the last five years.