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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:


Hankook Expands Commercial Tire Lineup – RetreadLife.com

Hankook Tire America Corp. has released two tires designed for regional service applications. The new Hankook AH37 and DH37 tires are designed to offer lower rolling resistance and greater fuel efficiency. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Hunter offers ‘Driving Green’ tips – RetreadLife.com

ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has compiled and published a brochure, called “Driving Green,” that offers consumers… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Tenneco Launches Monroe ‘Feel the Difference’ Consumer Campaign – RetreadLife.com

Tenneco Inc.’s Monroe shocks and struts brand is rewarding consumers for their purchases of qualifying Monroe and Rancho ride control products with Visa Prepaid cards worth up to $ 100 through the “Feel the Difference” mail-in rebate promotion, running now through April 30, 2017. Modern Tire Dealer


Bio-liquid rubber improves winter tire grip – RetreadLife.com

TOKYO — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has launched a studless winter tire in Japan using a liquid rubber developed by Japanese… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Network Says Thank You to Members at Mexico Event – RetreadLife.com

Nearly 1,000 customers, warehouse distributors and vendors attended the Automotive Distribution Network’s 2017 Customer Appreciation Exposition in Cancun, Mexico. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Online Tire Sales: Mandatory Sales Tax Collection Would Even the Odds – RetreadLife.com

Selling tires online to consumers remains a hot topic in our industry, especially if tire manufacturers are doing the selling. In the case of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Michelin North America Inc., dealers have to sign up to be part of the program; Goodyear says all of its company-owned stores are on board. Modern Tire Dealer


Ohio foundation backs Gault Leadership Fund – RetreadLife.com

HUDSON, Ohio — The Burton D. Morgan Foundation has granted the Wayne County Community Foundation $ 500,000… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Hankook Opens Test Center for Winter Tires in Finland – RetreadLife.com

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has opened its European winter tire test facility in Ivalo, Finland. Named Technotrac, the testing center is located about 185 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Consumers should change shocks as part of maintenance plan – RetreadLife.com

DETROIT — Proper maintenance is key to keeping a vehicle safe and running as long as possible. Most drivers know the Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Dealers Should be Able to Raise Tire Prices to Offset Cost Pressures – RetreadLife.com

According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires was up nicely in December. The latest results benefited from cycling easy comparisons in the Northeast, Great Lakes and Upper Mid-Atlantic regions of the country, including more normal winter weather. Modern Tire Dealer


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.
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