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Tire dealers to discuss new Ontario regs at convention this week
September 11, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario’s new scrap tire regulations, coming into effect Jan. 1st 2019, will come under the microscope at the Tire Dealers Association Canada’s National Convention and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. this week. TDAC executive director Bob Bignell says a presentation

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Hankook Tire acquires German tire distributor Reifen-Müller
July 30, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Hankook Tire has announced its acquisition of a 100% stake in Reifen-Müller, one of Germany’s largest independent tire wholesalers and retailers, including Reifen-Müller GmbH & Co. Runderneuerungswerk KG. According to a company press release, the acquisition represents the next step

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Quebec revising winter tire rules
December 13, 2017 by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

Quebec will reportedly bring forward the mandatory date by which winter tires must be put on all vehicles in the province and also increase fines for those who don’t follow the rules. It remains the only Canadian jurisdiction that requires

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eBay Motors creates ‘Virtual Tech’
October 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

New feature allows company to give customers instant access to ASE-certified technicians in U.S.

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Groupe Touchette grows again in east
June 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Groupe Touchette has announced the opening of its 30th tire distribution centre in the Atlantic Region, opening up shop in Halifax this time. This new distribution centre, Groupe said in a press release, will serve the Atlantic car dealers and

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Consumers unaware of tire benefits for environment
May 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

Drivers want to do what they can for the environment, but a new survey shows many don’t know tires play an important role in helping fuel economy. A Leger survey conducted for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada found

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Hankook launches new tire, Ventus R-s4
April 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

A new high-performance, semi-slick tire is being made available from Hankook, the company has announced. The Ventus R-s4 is being touted as being “designed for maximized grip, durability and handling performance.” While semi-slick tires are more known for racing enthusiasts,

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Uniroyal consolidates three lines into one
March 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

With the launch of the new Tiger Paw AWP 3, Uniroyal is bringing together three lines of tires under one name. The AWP 3 is available for 85 per cent of passenger cars and minivans on the market today, Uniroyal

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Tire hall of fame nominations open
March 3, 2017 by Adam Malik

Know anyone who should be in the Tire Industry Hall of Fame? The Tire Industry Association is accepting nominations for the 2017 class. The honor is open to those in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire

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Goodyear launches new trailer tire
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Goodyear has announced the new Endurance trailer tire at its Customer Conference in Orlando, recently. According to an announcement from the company, the tire was developed after hearing may calls for a product like this. “For years, hobbyists who tow

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Hunter shows off latest technology
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Hunter Engineering Company showcased some of its latest technology recently at the national Automobile Dealers Association convention. “The new Hunter inspection technology automatically measures tire tread depth and captures vehicle identification in seconds as the customer drives through the

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Momentive Will Display Innovative Line of NXT Silanes at 2017 Tire Technology Expo
January 10, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has announced it will showcase its highly innovative NXT silane products for use in tire manufacturing and processing at the 2017 Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany, held February 14 – 16. NXT silane, a thiocarboxylate