UpdatePromise to Power Honda and Acura Tire Program
Participating Honda and Acura dealerships will now be able to transparently communicate tire safety condition using near real-time visual displays of tire tread depth and alignment conditions while in the service lane with consumers.
VIDEO: Dismounting and Mounting Tire Assemblies
Tips on how to change a high-performance, run-flat tire without damaging the wheel, TPMS sensor or tire.
VIDEO: Solving Tire Vibration Issues
How to solve tire vibration issues by using a wheel balancer and measuring road force.
VIDEO: Tire Construction & Alignment
Can tire construction have anything to do with a vehicle pulling on a test drive after a proper alignment?
Milwaukee Introduces Cordless Low-Speed Tire Buffer
The M12 Fuel Low Speed Tire Buffer is a full pneumatic replacement, delivering the power and control needed for passenger, light truck and commercial flat repairs with lasting run-time to outlast a day’s work.
Autel Releases ITS600 Tire Service & Diagnostic Tablet
The Autel ITS600 includes service functions and essential diagnostic features to provide TPMS and service capability to any tire shop, wheel shop or general repair facility.
California Enacts Law Prohibiting Installation of Unsafe Used Tires
The bill (A.B. 949) will prohibit an automotive repair dealer from installing an unsafe used tire, as specified, on a motor vehicle for use on a highway.
Michelin, GM Developing Airless Tire for 2024
Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology, the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”), at the recent Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility.
AAA: Worn Tires Put Drivers At Risk
New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by 43 percent or an additional 87 feet.
Indiana Bill Would Prohibit Installation of Unsafe Used Tires
Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that aims to prohibit tire and automotive service businesses from installing unsafe used tires on vehicles.
Ohio Bill Prohibits Installing Unsafe Used Tires
The legislation is supported by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), which has deemed the passing vote as an important step towards consumer protection from worn-out, damaged or improperly repaired used tires.
Chief Adds Wheel Balancers, Tire Changers to Wheel Service Line
Chief now offers a complete line of wheel service equipment designed to allow collision repair shops to keep wheel service jobs – and the associated revenue – in house.