Every 2016 Camaro will roll on Goodyear Eagle tires
May 18, 2015

Goodyear wins exclusive OE on 2016 Camaro
The full line of 2016 Chevrolet Camaros will roll exclusively on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Eagle performance tires.

Belle Tire will enter the Indiana market
Belle Tire Distributors Inc. will expand its retail footprint into Indiana in a few months. The company plans to open two stores in South Bend and one outlet in Mishawaka by early fall of 2015.

Tire Discounters to move HQ, add warehouse
Tire Discounters Inc. will be moving its headquarters to downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, and adding a distribution facility during the summer of 2015.

Hello again! Stamford promotes Sumo Akina
Singapore-based Stamford Tyres Corp. intends to reintroduce its Sumo Akina line in North America in a big way. The company is already promoting the new Akina ST-07 passenger car tire.

3 tire makers earn rankings for reputations
Three tire manufacturers are named among the most reputable companies in the United States according to the annual U.S. RepTrak 100 list released by Reputation Institute and published in Forbes.

Comedian Will Arnett pitches Bridgestone tires
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has released the latest commercial spots for its DriveGuard line of tires, which feature comedian Will Arnett as a father facing a flat tire at an inopportune time – just when he has run out of diapers.

Tenneco creates online 'Tech Talk' forums
Tenneco Inc. has introduced “Tech Talk” online discussion forums to help vehicle repair professionals more quickly and accurately diagnose a wide range of vehicle performance issues and select and install the correct replacement ride control, brake and emissions control products.

Bauer Built awards two scholarships
Bauer Built Inc. has announced the 2015 winners of the G. F. “Sam” and Ethel V. Bauer/Bauer Built, Inc. Scholarship Award.

TIA picks Tropicana as 2015 GTE hotel
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced that the recently remodeled Tropicana Las Vegas will be their host hotel for the 2015 Global Tire Expo (GTE) – Powered by TIA.

Worldpac opens another Texas warehouse
Worldpac Inc. has opened a new regional branch warehouse in Dallas, Texas. The facility offers expanded service and delivery options to independent automotive repair professionals in the local area.

Clore introduces battery maintainer
Clore Automotive Inc. has added a 12 volt 800m battery maintainer to its Charge It! product line.

Lori’s Listening

Fuel Prices
U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices

Balancing performance tires
Saying technology has changed over the last decade might be one of the greatest understatements that I’ve ever made. In 2005, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were primarily reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) were options. And people who thought the Blackberry was a smartphone were surprised when the first video was uploaded to a new video hosting service called YouTube.

BFG tour challenges dealers to test the new g-Force tire
The new BFGoodrich brand g-Force Comp-2 A/S comes in more sizes, is more durable and has more all-weather capabilities than its predecessor. Michelin North America Inc. says 50% of the volume of the new ultra-high performance Z-rated tire will come from new sizes.

Hyperactive imagination
You may have noticed the sweet looking, perhaps unfamiliar monster of a vehicle on our front cover. That is a hypercar, specifically a 2015 GTA Spano from Spania GTA Tecnomotive S.L. It features a V10 twin-turbo engine capable of 925 horsepower. And a $650,000 price tag.

Goodyear drops in brand ranking from 150 to 301. Why?
Brand Finance plc refers to itself as "the world's leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy." Its recent "Top 500 U.S. brands" list leaves something to be desired, particularly with how it treats Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Paul Zurcher leaves behind a legacy from which you can benefit
Because of the spelling of his name, the late Paul Zurcher, who died last Thursday after a brief illness, probably found himself at the end of many a line during his 90 years on this earth.

Why Nexen believes it will be able to satisfy fill rates
Travis Kang, president and COO of Nexen Tire Corp., says the company will rebound in 2015 following a disappointing 2014. "Compared to 2013, 2014 sales dropped a little bit; now we can recover in this year."

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices
Brought to you by the U.S. Energy Information Administration