Black’s Tire Opens D/C in Columbia, S.C.
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January 27, 2020
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1. Black’s Tire Opens D/C in Columbia, S.C.

Black’s Tire Service Inc. is continuing to invest in its wholesale distribution arm. The dealership, which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, has opened a new distribution center — the fifth one in its footprint.  

2. MTD Exclusive: Black's Tire Targets More Growth in 2020

“Every time that phone rings, that’s our family. Every time a customer is sitting in our waiting area, that’s our family. Who doesn’t love their family?”

3. MTD Exclusive: An Up-Close Look at Bridgestone's "Air-Free" Tire

Bridgestone Corp. showcased its latest concept – an airless, or what it calls an “air-free” tire – during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Nev.

4. Dean Muglia Is the New CEO at Discount Tire

Discount Tire has promoted Dean Muglia, a 31-year veteran of the company, to serve as its new CEO. Michael Zuieback will remain executive chairman of the nation's largest independent tire dealer.     

5. K&M Celebrates 50 Years, Announces More Support for Mr. Tire Members

Over the past 50 years, K&M Tire Inc., which started as a single-store dealership, has evolved into one of North America’s largest independent tire distributors, with 31 centers throughout 27 states.

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1. The Low-Down on Load Speed Index

Uncertainty about ag tire load speed index continues to abound. A tire with too low of a load/speed index leads to overloading the tire, premature wear, accidents and spills. The best advice: "be real" about the machine's use to determine an accurate load index.

2. How to Avoid 28 Common Mounting and Balancing Mistakes

Success in a tire bay, as in any workplace, starts with mastering the basics. We’ve gathered tips from four tire equipment manufacturers to solve these everyday mistakes.  

3. Continental Introduces ‘Intelligent’ Construction Tire Line

Continental Tire the Americas LLC has released its first full line of construction tires with factory-embedded sensors for monitoring pressure and temperature to the North American market.

4. Full Speed Ahead: Analyst John Healy Talks About 2019 and What 2020 Will Hold

Nobody can say that 2019 was a quiet year for the North American tire industry. And the new year is already shaping up to be equally action-packed as tire manufacturers, distributors and dealers continue to jockey for position in an increasingly unpredictable marketplace.

5. TPMS: Honda Odyssey, 2011-2019

Whenever a 2011–2019 Honda Odyssey’s speed exceeds 28 mph, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit monitors all four tires and the system. If it detects less than 28 psi (190 kPa) it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit.

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