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The making of flat precure treads

Continental takes you on a tour of our ContiLifeCycle retread rubber plant.


Retread Plant Tour

This video features a tour of a modern retread plant detailing the retread process from start to finish. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Some recent retread auctions on eBay:


Jack McCarthy, CEO of McCarthy Tire, dies at 79 – RetreadLife.com

KINGSTON, Pa. — John D. “Jack” McCarthy, 79, CEO of McCarthy Tire & Service, died Jan. 27 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a short illness. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Mahle will debut A/C units at tradeshow – RetreadLife.com

Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., will unveil interactive touch-screen displays and new A/C units for processing R1234yf and R134a refrigerants at the 2015 MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Training Event and Trade Show Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Bosch pads are copper-free ahead of requirement – RetreadLife.com

Robert Bosch LLC is offering copper-free material in its premium-grade QuietCast as well as its other lines of braking products ahead of the 2025 copper-free requirement of several states. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Customers vote Atlantic Tire ‘Best Mechanic’ – RetreadLife.com

For the seventh year in a row, the readers of Cary Magazine have voted Atlantic Tire & Service their favorite place for automotive care. The three-store business will receive the lifestyle publication’s Maggy Award for “Best Mechanic.” Modern Tire Dealer – News


Lanxess projects strong 2014 EBITDA – RetreadLife.com

COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess A.G. expects EBITDA before exceptional items to be higher than previously anticipated for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Plan events for April’s Car Care Month – RetreadLife.com

With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place to convince your customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Register for NCTDA’s tire and auto expo – RetreadLife.com

It’s time to register for the Tire & Automotive Expo and Trade Show sponsored by the North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA). The event is set for March 20-21, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C., at the Westin Charlotte and NASCAR Hall of Fame. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Veyance awards grand prize for shop makeover – RetreadLife.com

Veyance Technologies Inc., maker of Goodyear Engineered Products and Gatorback belts, awarded Paul Deanne of Accurate Auto Service in Snohomish, Wash., its 2014 Gatorback Club grand prize. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


NADA: Low gas prices to drive LT sales – RetreadLife.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand will combine to drive new car and light truck sales… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Cooper to announce 2014 financials Feb. 23 – RetreadLife.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will announce fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results before the U.S. stock markets open on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, retreaded truck tires represent a savings of over $3 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America. For most fleets, tires represent the second largest item in their operating budget, right after labor and fuel costs.