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J2530 and the Industry

        A few years ago, SEMA and its Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) worked with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to develop an industry testing practice for aftermarket wheels. SAE J2530 (Aftermarket Wheels Performance Requirements and Testing Procedures) outlines performance and sampling guidelines, testing procedures and marking requirements for aftermarket wheels used on cars, light trucks and multipurpose vehicles.

SEMA Member News—March/April 2011

Standards for Making Safer Wheels

 

The SAE and WTC have done a great job in developing a testing standard to establish a set of industry-recommended minimum guidelines for the wheel industry.  

BTC - Why is This Stuff Important

Manufacturers who've taken the time to get their data into industry-standard formats (and WDs, jobbers and retailers who are able to receive industry standard data) are experiencing company-wide benefits. Here are just a few:

Aftermarket Data Standards - Data Standards Definitions and Resources

The industry is quickly moving to standardized data and the benefits are clear: increased sales, fewer returns, improved product exposure and faster turn-around. Good product information allows everyone to sell more parts!

- PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard)

PIES are Product Information Exchange Standards. The standard was established to define the attributes of the automotive products. These attributes include, but are not limited to: brand ID, description, price, dimensions, weights, NAFTA, UPC and HAZMAT. This is a living standard.

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