Modern Tire Dealer

MAY 2019

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M T D M a y 2 0 1 9 62 P r o d u c t s Nexen expands winter tire lineup WinGuard WinSpike tires for passenger vehicles, SUVs and CUVs from Nexen Tire America Inc. have a new tread design for better winter performance and are available in 20 new sizes. The redesigned WinGuard WinSpike WH62 (pictured) for passenger vehicles and the WinGuard WinSpike WS62 for CUV/SUV vehicles deliver enhanced snow/ice performance thanks to an optimal arrangement of stud lines. The WH62 and WS62 feature 20 stud lines instead of their predecessors' 12. Nexen says the added stud lines maximize grip and minimize stud noise. Both models also have a new square-type contact patch and compound for improved braking and handling. NEXEN TIRE AMERICA INC. www.nexentireusa.com CRP Automotive has Rein direct replacement hoses Rein OE-quality hoses from CRP Automo- tive are direct replacements for original equipment hoses and assemblies. The company says Rein hoses are 100% identical to original equipment in form, fit and function. Key applications include but are not limited to Jaguar Coolant Hose P/N CHR0538, Audi/VW Breather Hose P/N ABV0165, Lexus/Toyota Power Steering P/N PSH0486 complete with hardware and seals, Audi Turbocharger Oil Pipe P/N TFP0286, and Mercedes-Benz Turbocharger Intercooler Hose P/N TCH0332 complete with quick connectors. CRP Automotive is part of CRP Industries Inc. CRP AUTOMOTIVE www.crpautomotive.com Vredestein Quatrac Pro handles all weather The new Vredestein Quatrac Pro is an all-weather tire with ultra-high performance capabilities. Apollo Vredestein Tires Inc. says it was designed with superb handling and short brak- ing distances under both dry (wide center ribs) and wet (wider longitudinal grooves combined with diverging grooves in the shoulder) conditions. The advanced compound material has a high silica and resin content for excellent traction on wet and snowy roads. Compared to the Quatrac 5, the tire has more than 10% better wet grip and 5% better snow handling. The Quatrac Pro is available in 50 sizes, 29 of which are Y-rated. APOLLO VREDESTEIN TIRES INC. www.vredestein.com PQ Pro brake pads require no break-in period The next-generation PQ PRO disc brake pads from Centric Parts do not require a break-in period and are designed to elimi- nate brake fade, improve brake response and reduce excessive noise. PQ PRO fea- tures application-specific friction that meets or exceeds original performance specifica- tions to ensure reliable stopping power. The exclusive Mu500 friction coating provides an immediate increase in Mu (stopping power) right out of the box, while advanced multi- layer shims eliminate noise. Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies LLC, says line provides wide coverage for cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs. CENTRIC PARTS www.apcautotech.com BPI expands Raybestos Performance Rotors coverage Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has added 60 part numbers to its Raybestos Performance Ro- tors specialty line. The expansion includes coverage for sport utility vehicle, truck and luxury vehicle applications. The company says Raybestos Performance Rotors are made with application-specific enhanced iron, which suppresses noise and keeps brakes running cool, quiet and vibration free. Drivers experience a stronger bite without sacrificing smooth braking. Performance Rotors feature black fusion coated hats or Grey Fusion 4.0 coating for rust protection. Patented S-groove slot designs on select applications allow for improved pedal feel. BRAKE PARTS INC. (BPI) www.brakepartsinc.com Continental offers vehicle- specific VDO fuel modules VDO OEM Direct Parts (OEMDP) Fuel Modules from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket are identical in fit, form, and function to the original part. Built in ISO/TS certified facilities, they are the exact OEM replacement and come directly from the manufacturer, Continental. Previously offered as "dealer only" parts, these vehicle-specific fuel modules are competitively priced for a shop's service needs. Continental says the line offers exceptional coverage for Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, and Volkswagen applications. CONTINENTAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLES & AFTERMARKET www.usa.vdo.com

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