Advance Auto Parts Stores Will Carry Interstate Batteries Exclusively
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December 13, 2017
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1. Advance Auto Parts Stores Will Carry Interstate Batteries Exclusively

Interstate Batteries will become the exclusive automotive and specialty battery brand to Advance Auto Parts stores and customers in the spring of 2018.

2. Cooper Reorganizes 'Certain Departments'

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. went through a reorganization last week. Although the company would not comment on which departments were affected, it did share a few details with Modern Tire Dealer.

3. Plaza Tire Service Raises Money for St. Jude Children's Hospital

For the fourth consecutive year, Plaza Tire Service Inc. customers and employees made donations to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The tire dealer raised $17,856.71 at its 62 stores and its corporate office.  

4. DieHard Auto Centers Update: Expect More DieHard Branded Stores and Tires

In June 2016, when Sears Holding Corp. announced it was attaching its iconic DieHard brand name to tires, the president of Sears Auto Centers told Modern Tire Dealer, “We will learn a lot over the next 18 months about the acceptance of the brand.”

5. Kumho Will Release New Tires and Boost Sports Marketing in 2018

Kumho Tire USA Inc. is building on double-digit growth in passenger and light truck sales in 2017 with new products for the marketplace and social media marketing campaigns aimed at sports fans in 2018.

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1. TPMS: Toyota Highlander 2008-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2008–2017 Toyota Highlander and Highlander HV is designed to provide warning when the tire inflation pressure of one or more road tires is low.

2. Dealing With the Legalities of TPMS: ‘Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse’

Raise your hand and repeat after me, “I will always ask my customer if their vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light is on and I will always double check and document this before ever driving their vehicle into the shop.”

3. TPMS: Honda Pilot and Ridgeline, 2005-2016

Whenever the engine is running, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit continuously monitors all four tires and the system. If it detects less than 24 psi (168 kPa) in a tire, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator, turning on the appropriate tire(s) indicator on the multi-information display, and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit.

4. TPMS: Acura ILX, MDX, RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, TSX and ZDX – 2007-16

With the Acura models listed, whenever the engine is running, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit continuously monitors all four tires and the system.

5. TPMS: Kia Sorento 2011-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2011-2017 Kia Sorento monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a TPMS receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions.

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