Goodyear's Tire Volume Dropped 3% in Final Quarter of 2018
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January 21, 2019
Top 5 News
 
1. Goodyear's Tire Volume Dropped 3% in Final Quarter of 2018

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says three factors caused its tire unit volume to fall in the final months of 2018.

2. A Truck Tire Test: Michelin, Continental and Double Coin

Three trucks. Three sets of tires from three tire manufacturers. Two tests. One battle for fuel efficiency.  

3. Big O Tires Moves Into Texas

TBC Corp. has sold eight of its NTB Tire & Service Center stores in Texas to a Big O Tires franchisee, allowing the Big O Tires brand to enter the Lone Star State.  

4. Max Finkelstein Opens 2nd Distribution Center in Virginia

Max Finkelstein Inc. has opened its second distribution center in Virginia. The new DC is located outside of Richmond, Va., in Colonial Heights.

5. Michelin Celebrates Its IMSA Connection at NAIAS

For Michelin North America Inc., 2019 is the year of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). And that partnership is about more than racing, Scott Clark says.

Top 5 Articles
 
1. Winter Tires and TPMS Systems: Follow Proper Procedures to Maintain Functionality

Even the most straightforward service – mounting aftermarket winter tires that are the same size as the original tires – has the potential to create tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) issues.

2. How Adhesive Weights Are Changing Tire Balancing

Technicians increasingly reach for adhesive weights when balancing flangeless alloy rims and ever-bigger wheels. What does that mean for a shop’s inventory of clip-on wheel weights?

3. The Importance of Tier 2 vs. Tier 3: Why Building a Consumer Tire Plant in the U.S. Is Challenging for Overseas Manufacturers

At the beginning of 2018, at least two of three foreign tire manufacturers were expected to break ground on consumer tire plants in the U.S.: Wanli Tire Corp. Ltd. and Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. No timetable has been announced for the third, Sentury Tire North America LLC, to begin construction.

4. R/T Tires: New Category, Not Marketing Hype

Is the alphabet soup known appropriately as the LT tire market big enough for another letter? Until recently, there were only three types of LT-sized tires: H/T for highway-terrain, A/T for all-terrain and M/T for mud-terrain.

5. The 7 Characteristics That Define a Loyal Customer

You have regular customers who feel like family. But are those customers loyal?

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