No Tariffs Will Be Assessed on Truck and Bus Tires From China
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February 22, 2017
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1. No Tariffs Will Be Assessed on Truck and Bus Tires From China

No tariffs will be assessed on truck and bus tires manufactured in China and imported into the U.S. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has upended the tariff investigation by voting today against imposing tariffs on these products.

2. Sears To Open Its First DieHard Auto Center

Exactly eight months after Sears Holdings Corp. announced it was lending its popular DieHard brand name to a new line of tires, the company is revealing a new store concept: the DieHard Auto Center Driven by Sears. The first store opens Feb. 17.

3. Point S Rebranding Exceeds Expectations in the U.S., and Points to More Growth

Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.

4. Prices on Pirelli and Formula TBR Tires Will Go Up

TP Commercial Solutions LLC has announced it will raise pricing on all Pirelli and Formula brand truck, bus, ag/farm and OTR tires sold in the U.S.

5. OTR Conference: Alliance’s Besancon Predicts Big Opportunities in Small OTR Tires

Off-the-road (OTR) tire dealers who are focusing their business mainly on large mining tires may be missing opportunities in the small OTR tire segments, Bruce Besancon told dealers at the Tire Industry Association (TIA) OTR Conference in Oahu last week.

Top 5 Articles
1. TPMS: Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport 2010-2016

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2010 – 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2013 – 2016 Santa Fe Sport 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.

2. TPMS: Honda CR-V 2007-2013

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.

3. TPMS: 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram Pickups

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram pickups will consist of sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, a wireless control module (WCM) and a yellow TPMS telltale lamp.

4. BMW’s Run-Flat Tire Philosophy: ‘We Don’t Want to Mess With Something That’s Working’

BMWs are far from the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. Halfway through 2016 BMW sales amounted to not quite 2% market share with a little more than 153,000 vehicles sold, according to statistics compiled by Good Car Bad Car. Still, that relatively tiny segment of new car sales is a driver for an entire category of tire technology: run-flat tires.

5. TPMS: Toyota 2006-2012 RAV4

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 is designed to provide warning when tire inflation pressure of one or more tires (including the spare tire) is low. A tire pressure monitor valve sub-assembly equipped with a tire pressure sensor/transmitter is installed in each tire and wheel assembly.

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