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  • Pssst...your tire's calling — time for a change

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Sep 01, 2014

    REGENSBURG, Germany—If research being carried out by Continental A.G. pans out, tires may someday soon be able to tell drivers not only when they need airing up but also when they're worn out/need replacing, or that the car is overloaded. Drawing on the resources of the company's vehicle...

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  • Toyo Tire looking to boost its presence in SUV, truck segments

    Sep 01, 2014

    TOKYO—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s near- and long-term growth strategies include measurable gains in market share in the SUV/CUV and medium truck tire sectors in North America, Toyo President Akira Nobuki said. Overall, the company hopes to achieve an earnings/sales ratio of 10 percent or...

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  • California TPMS bill passes

    Sep 01, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Legislature has passed legislation that its proponents claim will improve automotive safety, protect consumers from “unscrupulous” tire dealers and increase fuel economy. Approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 1665 is headed to the...

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  • Opportunities abound for tire dealers who know their customers

    By: Miles Moore Sep 01, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla.—The North American tire market is changing in multiple ways, ranging from tire sizes to distribution channels to marketing tools, four top tire company executives told an audience at the recent International Tire Exhibition & Conference - Tire Dealers and Auto Service...

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