Schuette: ‘I Want to Make Sure That You Have the Facts About ATD’
MTD Top News
May 22, 2018
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1. Schuette: ‘I Want to Make Sure That You Have the Facts About ATD’

With tire distribution in the U.S. undergoing what may be a paradigm shift in the way wholesalers and retailers will do business together in the future, the largest of them all says its business is strong. And it is sharing key financial information to prove it.

2. Monro Acquires Free Service Tire Co.

Monro Inc. has acquired 99-year-old Free Service Tire Co., adding an expected $47 million in annual sales to its balance sheet.

3. Hankook Offers Rebate on 8 Tire Patterns

Hankook Tire America Corp. is offering consumers a $50 rebate on certain purchases of four passenger and light truck tires from May 21 to July 13, 2018.  

4. Tiremetrix Provides Dealers Free Tire Recall, Tire Aging Lookup Service

During National Tire Safety Week (NTSW) software provider Tiremetrix LLC will provide tire dealers and auto service providers with a free web-based database to check for tire recalls and tire aging issues.  

5. Tire Sales Were Down at Monro in Fiscal 2018

New stores provided Monro Inc. with $96.2 million in sales during fiscal year 2018, and they helped the company record a 10% increase in sales for the period that ended March 31, 2018.  

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1. OEM Battery Trends: How the Latest Technologies Affect Battery Sales and Service

While the latest high-tech amenities are adding numerous safety, comfort and convenience benefits to a vehicle, they also are creating more battery-related issues for vehicle owners.

2. Wholesale Changes: Did Goodyear and Bridgestone Shake Up the Industry?

The joining of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. in the form of TireHub LLC is a potentially momentous move with far-reaching consequences. It also might be much ado about nothing.

3. Tire Plant Capacities: 62 Plants, With More to Come

Yearly tire capacity, not production, in North America totaled 334.8 million tires at 62 plants as of Jan. 1, 2018. That’s up 4.9% compared to 2017, when capacity was 319.1 million tires. (The total does not include race or aviation tires.)

4. Servicing the Next Generation of Cars and Customers

A couple of years ago, one of the consumer magazines compared the cars of 1991 to the cars of 2016 and listed the top 15 automotive milestones over that 25-year period. Hybrid technology, stability control and GPS satellite navigation were the top three in order and amazingly enough, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) was number nine. The list was a mix of mechanical and driver-related innovations that made cars better, safer, efficient and more convenient.

5. TPMS: Hyundai Elantra, Elantra Coupe and Elantra Touring

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2011-2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2014 Elantra Coupe and 2009-2012 Elantra Touring monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a 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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