November 20, 2014
Sears Auto Centers is offering "exclusive" deals on two of its high-end oil change options. And it is leveraging its partnerships with Ashland Inc. and NASCAR to do it.
Posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:30 AM | »
November 13, 2014
Every year, the SEMA Show, Global Tire Expo (GTE) and AAPEX draw thousands of people to Las Vegas. The list of attendees is always a veritable Who's Who of the tire industry.
Posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:25 AM | »
October 26, 2014
John Van Heel, CEO and president of Monro Muffler Brake Inc., recently made the most cryptic statement many of you will read over the Halloween season.
Posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:01 AM | »
October 21, 2014
Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and, by association, China Manufacturers Association LLC, are being punished for a crime they didn't commit.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:04 PM | »
October 13, 2014
The moment was brief yet poignant. Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., was finishing up his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for Hankook's tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
Posted @ Monday, October 13, 2014 9:11 AM | »
October 6, 2014
The battery on my wife's 2001 Firebird died over the weekend. She discovered it after work, and was lucky to get a jump so she could get it home.
Posted @ Monday, October 6, 2014 8:57 AM | »
September 23, 2014
Consumer Reports recently included Chinese tire brands in one of its tire testing projects. This was a first for the magazine.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:08 AM | »
September 15, 2014
If you want an additional tariff imposed on consumer tires imported from China -- and there are a lot of you in the tire industry who do -- then time is probably of the essence.
Posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 9:06 AM | »
August 21, 2014
By now, everyone who reads my blog, or my editorial in Modern Tire Dealer, knows that I am against additional tariffs on consumer tire imports from China.
Posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:48 AM | »
August 14, 2014
These 4 steps will keep you employees busy
Let’s say for some reason business is slow. Maybe all your bays are empty because it is raining hard, or the stars are aligned against you that day or week. Or there is no snow in January.
Posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:29 AM | »
August 7, 2014
Will there or won't there be an additional tariff placed on consumer tire imports from China in 2015? Realistically, we won't know the answer to that until December.
Posted @ Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:58 AM | »
July 31, 2014
The process of determining whether or not tariffs should be levied on consumer tire imports from China is well underway, and early reports out of Washington D.C. are not promising -- if you are against the tariffs.
Posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:58 AM | »
July 21, 2014
On July 20, 2003, Kenda may have been the most recognizable tire brand in the world. That was the day professional golfer Ben Curtis won what we in the United States often call the British Open.
Posted @ Monday, July 21, 2014 6:56 AM | »
July 16, 2014
A Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. spokesperson recently told me that the company had not yet chosen a site for its new $500 million consumer tire plant. I believe that is true.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:36 PM | »
July 10, 2014
Michelin is ranked more often than any other brand
In its April issue, Consumer Reports ran a summary of its latest -- not new -- tire tests. They encompassed seven different categories that don't normally overlap.
Posted @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:17 AM | »
June 30, 2014
I liked Ed Bobit because he was always trying to raise the bar of his company, Bobit Business Media.
Posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 7:21 AM | »
June 26, 2014
European vs. U.S. needs
Apollo Vredestein B.V. recently chose Scotland as the place to hold its Global Tyre Introduction. The main reason was the launch of its Vredestein Quatrac 5 all-weather tire.
Posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:34 AM | »
June 19, 2014
Two of the more aggressive automotive retailers in the United States are Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack and Monro Muffler Brake Inc.
Posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:35 AM | »
June 12, 2014
Can consumers afford a 25% increase?
Will the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) once again recommend tariffs be increased on Chinese consumer tire imports? We won't know for sure until July 18.
Posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:52 AM | »
June 5, 2014
Reacting vs. overreacting
When racism reared its ugly head on the national stage in late April, the tire industry was directly involved. I am pleased to report we handled ourselves very well, in contrast to many others.
Posted @ Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:23 AM | »
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