News Briefs 11/6/18

Discount Tire has recently entered the South Dakota market with a shop in Sioux Falls.

• Michelin North America plans to increase U.S. national account prices as much as 8 percent for all commercial brands, products and services, effective Dec. 1. Separately, effective Jan. 1, Michelin North America’s passenger tire business will increase prices as much as 5 percent for passenger and light-truck tires under the MichelinBFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands, as well as Michelin tires in the two-wheel segment, sold in the United States and Canada.

NGK Spark Plugs is launching a spark plug service interval resource by including OEM-suggested spark plug replacement recommendations in its parts finder and the company’s ACES catalog content.

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has introduced online dealer training courses for the company’s truck tire lines. Online training for Mickey Thompson’s street and drag tire lines are slated to launch in early 2019.

• The Mopar Masters Guild (MMG), a group of parts professionals from Fiat Chrysler dealerships, has endorsed CollisionLink from OEConnection as its preferred parts procurement platform. Richfield, OH-based OEConnection and MMG have a long-standing relationship, spanning the majority of the 18 years OEConnection has been in operation.

Penske Truck Leasing & Rental is implementing Redline Detection’s high-pressure leak-detection technology at more than 250 of its U.S. locations. Bosch HPT 500 provides high-pressure diagnostic leak detection for the maintenance and repair of heavy-duty and boosted vehicles.

• DieselSellerz, stars of Discovery channel’s show Diesel Brothers, are partnering with the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to launch a new tire brand: Legion Tires. The new Legion Diesel Power M/T is an all-terrain tire for mixed on- and off-road diesel trucks that’s available in 11 sizes from 16- to 22-inch rim diameters. Additional sizes will be added.

• The Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service has helped more than 2 million trucks since its debut in 2008, according to the tiremaker.

Accella Tire Fill Systems, manufacturer of the TyrFil flatproofing line, has redesigned its corporate website,