MTD - Hot Wire Monday Edition
April 24, 2017
News & Articles
Price Hike Boosts Michelin's 1Q Sales

Net sales for Michelin Groupe were up 9.9% in the first quarter of 2017, led by early buying of tires ahead of the company’s price increase which went into effect April 1.

Big O Tires Continues to Grow Sales and Stores

Big O Tires LLC franchisees celebrated growth in all business metrics at their annual convention April 4-5, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.

Ice Edge Is Sumitomo Brand’s First Studdable Winter Tire

TBC Brands LLC has introduced the first studdable winter tire for the Sumitomo brand. The Sumitomo Ice Edge is certified for severe snow performance and will be available in 57 passenger, CUV and SUV sizes for the 2017 season.

Continental Releases Latest VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Catalog

The 2017 VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog is now available from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.

Bosch’s Latest Encore Software Update Adds Coverage for 656 Systems

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released Bravo 2.9, the latest update to its diagnostics software for the OTC Encore professional scan tool.

RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels Has 3 New Digital Platforms

The RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) franchise has added three digital platforms designed to increase lead generation, store traffic and quote assessments for franchise owners.

Register Now for ASA Automotive Systems User Group Conference

Registration is open for ASA Automotive Systems Inc.’s 2017 Software User Conference and Info Expo in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for April 30 to May 2. 

TRMG Releases New Recommendations for Retreads and Tire Repairs

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group (TRMG) has released additional Recommended Practices (RPs) for retreading and repairing through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) website.

Brake Parts Receives Partnership Award from NAPA

Brake Parts Inc. received the NAPA Partnership Award during the annual National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Vendor Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Akebono’s Spring Promotion Rewards Sales of Ceramic Brake Pads

Akebono Brake Corp. is rewarding professional technicians for installing Akebono Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pads. The Akebono “Spring Brake Rewards” program runs April 10 through May 31, 2017.

Goodyear Will Release First Quarter 2017 Results on April 28

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will report first quarter 2017 financial results on Friday, April 28. An investor conference call is scheduled for 9 a.m.

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