December 12, 2013
No tire distribution channel has experienced more growth in the last six years than the automobile dealership channel. And Ford Motor Co. has led the way.
Posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:42 AM | »
December 9, 2013
The Fuel program becomes Premium Fuel
At the 2013 Kumho Dealer Meeting in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Dec. 8, CEO and President Harry Choi told me that following a less-than-satisfactory year, Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is going “back to the basics.” Here is a quick synopsis of what his tire dealers can look forward to in 2014.
Posted @ Monday, December 9, 2013 4:55 AM | »
November 28, 2013
When Black Friday comes, you might need lower prices
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering some pretty big savings on tires for its 2013 Black Friday event. which begins at 8 a.m. on Friday.
Posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:38 AM | »
November 21, 2013
Why an investigation in Atlanta is lacking
On the flight to Las Vegas for this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, I read this headline in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Millions of recalled tires are still on our roads."
Posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:19 AM | »
November 20, 2013
The company paid $2.6 billion to fend off takeover attempts
Twenty-seven years ago in November, the largest tire manufacturer in the United States almost went under. British billionaire Sir James Goldsmith was about to buy Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:45 AM | »
November 11, 2013
The Expo was the place to go for low-cost tires
I thought there were a lot of Chinese tire companies at last year's Global Tire Expo. This year, they almost seem to be taking over the show.
Posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 7:59 AM | »
October 27, 2013
When the defendant, Apollo Tyres LLC, responded to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., everything changed.
Posted @ Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:35 PM | »
October 21, 2013
With an honorable mention to Vredestein
What is the best performance winter tire in the aftermarket? Consumer Reports says it's the Nokian WR G3.
Posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 7:37 AM | »
October 17, 2013
The court date is set for November
It's not often a company will send you a copy of a complaint filed against it -- and address all the allegations. But that's what Apollo Tyres Ltd. did on Oct. 15. And a countersuit was included.
Posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:38 AM | »
October 7, 2013
Both companies say the acquisition remains a priority
On Friday, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. filed a lawsuit against Apollo Tyre Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Cooper claimed Apollo was dragging its feet regarding the proposed acquisition of Cooper by Apollo.
Posted @ Monday, October 7, 2013 6:03 AM | »
September 30, 2013
Dealer Tire is financially backing it
RightTurn.com sells tires online. It is competing against you in more ways than one. And it may one day be your greatest competition. Ever.
Posted @ Monday, September 30, 2013 7:13 AM | »
September 16, 2013
Only 13 years ago, its OE market share was 0%
The big announcement that Hankook was supplying the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class with Hankook Ventus Prime² tires drew close to 100 journalists from around the globe to Korea. Included was our publisher, Greg Smith.
Posted @ Monday, September 16, 2013 8:29 AM | »
September 9, 2013
My wife's "new" 2001 Pontiac Firebird came with original equipment tires. The car has only been driven 32,000 miles. Should I replace the tires?
Posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 7:09 AM | »
August 15, 2013
Take it from Penny on 'The Big Bang Theory'
It looks like there are always consequences to your actions -- or in this case, inaction. In our August issue, I wrote a story about fall car care. My lead referenced one of my favorite television shows, "The Big Bang Theory."
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 7:45 AM | »
August 8, 2013
Improving fill rates and increasing the number of new products are crucial
Pirelli is making a big push to increase its market share in the United States. That's the message Chairman and CEO Paulo Ferrari emphasized directly and indirectly at the recent Pirelli P Zero Nero GT launch in Akron, Ohio.
Posted @ Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:10 AM | »
August 1, 2013
Or how to avoid anti-social media
Modern Tire Dealer always wants to hear from you, whether by phone, e-mail, Facebook, well, you get the picture. Or video feed (hey, it's 2013).
Posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:11 AM | »
July 29, 2013
The words sounded ominous: "Union members at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Fayetteville plant have been told by their labor leadership that negotiations on a new contract are at an impasse."
Posted @ Monday, July 29, 2013 8:30 AM | »
July 22, 2013
If Apollo pulls out, it will cost $112.5 million
As you might expect from a merger of this size, the proxy materials filed by seller Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to buyer Apollo Tyres Ltd. is close to 100 pages.
Posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 7:59 AM | »
July 16, 2013
(with an emphasis on Firestone)
The truck tire market sure seems to be getting more competitive, doesn't it? Bridgestone Commercial Solutions must think so, because it is raising the stakes in 2013.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:04 AM | »
July 11, 2013
History may or may not be on its side
Will the same management that now runs Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. be running the company when Apollo Tyre Ltd. takes over?
Posted @ Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:37 AM | »
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