Double Coin cites Goodyear or Cooper as possible partners
August 31, 2015

Double Coin is 'considering' a U.S. factory
Double Coin Holdings Ltd. is considering an expansion of its manufacturing facilities, and for the first time the Chinese tire manufacturer is looking at the feasibility of building tires outside of China.

Michelin's Selleck is TIA's keynote speaker
Michelin North America Inc. Chairman and President Pete Selleck will give the keynote address at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony on Nov. 2, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Horizon adds mileage and road hazard warranty
Horizon Tire Inc., a California-based importer and distributor of tires and wheels, is introducing a mileage and road hazard warranty for its Antares and Rydanz passenger and light truck tire (PLT) lines.

Yokohama Avid S34 is OE on the Mazda CX-3
The Yokohama Avid S34 has been selected as original equipment for Mazda Motor Corp.'s new compact crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-3, in the North American market.

Tire and Retread Expo adds recycling section
Technologies and services related to tire recycling will be part of future North American Tire & Retread Expo events. The new “Tire Recycling World” section will debut at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center April 19-21, 2016, in New Orleans

Apollo adds 67 countries to football pairing
Apollo Tyres Ltd. has expanded its "fruitful" association with the Manchester United Football Club to 62 additional countries.

Tamulis wins Yokohama Tire tourney
Kris Tamulis shot a final round of 65 to win the second annual Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala. Yokohama Tire Corp. is the title sponsor of the tournament.

New thin profile ratchet set from Monster
The new Monster brand three-piece thin profile ratchet set (Part No. MST97998) from Integrated Supply Network Inc. is designed with a 72-tooth ratcheting mechanism for maximum torque.

AAM releases gear sets for Ram and GM
American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM) has released 4.56 and 5.13 ratio ring and pinion gear sets for the Ram and GM 9.25-inch front axles.

Gates adds 566 part numbers
Gates Corp. has expanded its aftermarket coverage with the release of 566 part numbers across product lines.

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Turn your data into profit
Dave Vogel says most tire dealers are sitting on a pile of money. And ignoring it. Their computers might as well be stuffed with cash, and their filing cabinets overflowing like a triple-cherry slot machine jackpot.

A flat performance for run-flat tires
The standard complaints about run-flat tires that wear too quickly and offer an uncomfortable ride aren’t going away. In the last five years as the replacement rate of non-run-flat tires on two-year-old cars has improved by 4%, the run-flat replacement rate hasn’t budged an inch.

Parnelli Jones partnered with winners, and won
I worked for Parnelli Jones for 20-plus years in a variety of capacities. In many ways, Jones is just an ordinary guy; in other ways, he’s quite extraordinary.

Oil change wars and fall car care go hand-in-hand
The oil change wars have begun. Given the start of the school year is upon us, that is not surprising.

Has China found a way to beat the tariffs?
China devalued its currency, the yuan, twice last week because of its slumping economy. Each time the news broke, stock prices in the U.S. dropped -- CBS News described it as "tumbled," but you get the idea.

Goodyear addresses online sales, pricing and more during conference call
Although Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is moving full-speed ahead with its "value proposition" strategy, there are still headwinds with which to be dealt. That especially applies to the upcoming winter tire selling season.

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