News Briefs 8/19/19

• The Car Care Council has issued tips for families sending their kids (and their kids’ cars) off to college, emphasizing advance planning and well-maintained vehicles. You can check it out here.

• The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects U.S. passenger tire replacement shipments to increase by 5.80 million units in 2019.

• The Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) has launched a redesigned website and an updated AOCA Talk member forum.

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has opened its first Virginia location in North Chesterfield, which is in the Richmond area.

Jiffy Lube now offers Shell Rotella Gas Truck full synthetic motor oil., a company that specializes in the retail sale of tires and wheels, has redesigned its website.

• The TechForce Foundation has again pledged its support of the TMCFutureTech national student technician competition as title sponsor. Hosted by the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), the competition will take place next month in Raleigh, NC.