March 3, 2014
Tire aging remains a hot-button issue in our industry because those for and against establishing a definitive expiration date for tires are often polar opposites.
Posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 5:35 AM | »
February 27, 2014
It's sweeps month on local and national television. That means it's time once again to sensationalize tire aging!
Posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:32 AM | »
February 6, 2014
American Tire Distributors Inc. had 105 distribution centers in the United States and another 17 in Canada. When it purchased Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., you may have thought it was for TDW.
Posted @ Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:06 AM | »
January 30, 2014
Find out who the 'valued business partners' are
Forget about postal carriers. Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night kept tire dealers away from the grand opening of the Continental consumer tire plant in Sumter, S.C.
Posted @ Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:50 AM | »
January 22, 2014
Tire dealer still offers up plenty of tips in 2 minutes
A great deal of the United States is going through what feels like a mini ice age, with freezing temperatures and ice and snow on the roads.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:02 PM | »
January 9, 2014
Two Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. managers were kidnapped recently over a dispute at the company's Amiens plant in northern France.
Posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:00 AM | »
January 6, 2014
Hankook Tire America Corp. has big plans in store for its dealers in 2014. Although the company's dealer meeting in Jamaica will not be held until February, I talked with Hankook executives at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas in November.
Posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 5:20 AM | »
December 30, 2013
Did you know there are 343 replacement radial passenger tire sizes? If you did, then this contest is for you!
Posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 9:08 AM | »
December 26, 2013
When the 25% tariff on Chinese consumer tire imports was removed in September of last year, everybody seemed happy.
Posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 8:34 AM | »
December 23, 2013
The stars of "Duck Dynasty" on the Arts and Entertainment Network are very opinionated. Imagine my surprise when I saw a recent episode in which Jase Robertson, older brother of Duck Commander Inc. CEO Willie Robertson, talked about tires!
Posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 8:11 AM | »
December 19, 2013
My recent blog on Ford Motor Co.'s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers (Dec. 12) generated some interesting responses. Two in particular questioned my accuracy.
Posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:43 AM | »
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 | »
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