Consumer Reports (CR) included winter tires in its most recent comparison tests. Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich reports on CR’s top winter tire picks in his latest blog, including the two tires fighting for the top spot.
Timberland tires, created by Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. and Timberland LLC, earned runner-up recognition as a sustainable innovation during the Ethical Corp.'s Sixth Annual Responsible Business Awards Sept. 25.
J&R Tire Inc. of Fairburn, Ga, has joined the Marangoni Tread North America dealer network. The company will offer Marangoni’s signature brand Ringtread as well as Unitread precure treads to the Atlanta area.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC will reward a $70 Visa prepaid card to consumers who purchase four Continental passenger or light truck tires. The “Today’s Detour” promotion runs through Nov. 2, 2015.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has joined Dream It. Do It., a Manufacturing Institute (MI) initiative that aims to enhance the image of careers in manufacturing and address the widening skills gap in the nation’s manufacturing workforce pipeline.
Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. This month we asked, “Goodyear was the first tire manufacturer to begin selling tires directly to consumers online. Now Michelin has a pilot program that includes tire installation. What are your thoughts on this development? How do you feel it will affect your business?” Here are some of their responses.
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.