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Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Electric Vehicles and Tire Maintenance

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There is some indication that electric vehicles will eat through tires at a faster rate than vehicles with internal combustion engines. The issue has to do with the weight of the vehicle and is related to how the EV engine operates. This comes as good news to maintenance shops because EVs are also expected… Read More »

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Airless Tires Poised to Enter Commercial Trucking Market

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Tire blowouts consistently rank is one of the most costly problems for the commercial trucking industry. Since trucking companies and their drivers are responsible for maintaining the tires of their vehicles in good working condition, they can be responsible when a tire blows out. In But engineers at Bridgestone are hoping to change all… Read More »

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The Cyber Tire from Pirelli

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Everything seems as if it’s “smart” nowadays. You can get smart refrigerators, smart lights, smart locks for your doors, and now smart tires. What exactly makes a tire smart? According to Pirelli, the manufacturer of the new “Cyber Tire”, their tires can sense if you’re losing traction and radio that information to you while… Read More »

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Class-Action Accuses Audi of Dangerous Start/Stop System Defect

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

There are two complaints in this class-action lawsuit against Audi. The first is that defective components in Audi’s start/stop system can lead to dangerous failures. These include unpredictable acceleration, delayed braking, and issues with the power steering. The second allegation is that Audi knew about these problems and sold the vehicles anyway. The second… Read More »

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Man Dies in Fiery Crash on I-84

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One man died in a serious accident that resulted from a tire blowout. The victim, 72-year-old David Harp of Orange County, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash took place outside the town of Montgomery. Harp was driving a Mack truck at the time. The truck experienced a tire blowout causing the vehicle… Read More »

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Dump Truck Tire Blowout Leads to Dangerous Accident

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A trucker’s dashcam caught the scene. A dump truck suffered a tire blowout that caused the vehicle to catapult itself into oncoming traffic where it turned over. The video showed the dump truck careening over the median and into oncoming traffic. The accident, which occurred in Ontario on the QEW, underscores the need for… Read More »

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