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GM Partners with Michelin on Airless Tires

June 19th, 2019 by

General Motors and tire manufacturer, Michelin, have partnered to create a prototype of a new wheel designed to replace the conventional pneumatic tires and wheels that automakers have relied on for more than a century. Dubbed the ‘tweel’, airless wheels have been a dream for tire manufacturers and automakers, offering a number of potential advantages, […]

Corvette Owner Sues GM Over Tires

May 14th, 2019 by

A Chevrolet Corvette owner has filed a lawsuit with General Motors and claims that certain C7 rims are cracking and bending at low mileages, reported Jalopnik. The lawsuit also claims they’re not prone to falling under GM’s warranty. It claims General Motors knew of “widespread” problems with the rims, has denied the issue, and is […]

EPA Considering Eliminating Refrigerant Sales Restrictions

December 14th, 2018 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a proposal that could eliminate refrigerant sales restrictions on non-ozone depleting refrigerants such as R-134a. Specifically, the proposed rule suggests reversing a 2016 rule that instituted air conditioning appliance maintenance and leak repair requirements to non-ozone depleting substances (ODS). While the proposal for the most part applies […]

Amazon/Pep Boys Tire Program Expanding Nationwide

December 14th, 2018 by

Pep Boys’ tire-installation relationship with Amazon is going national. Earlier this year, Pep Boys tested the retailer’s “Ship-to-Store” offering in Tampa and expanded it to other markets. Now, the program will be available at all Pep Boys locations nationwide by the end of 2018. Customers will be able to choose their local Pep Boys for […]