August 20, 2015
The oil change wars have begun. Given the start of the school year is upon us, that is not surprising.
Posted @ Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:23 AM | »
August 13, 2015
China devalued its currency, the yuan, twice last week because of its slumping economy. Each time the news broke, stock prices in the U.S. dropped -- CBS News described it as "tumbled," but you get the idea.
Posted @ Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:42 AM | »
July 29, 2015
Although Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is moving full-speed ahead with its "value proposition" strategy, there are still headwinds with which to be dealt. That especially applies to the upcoming winter tire selling season.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:08 AM | »
July 22, 2015
Forbes writer says they are not necessary
I'm sure Chinese tire manufacturers and U.S. companies importing tires from China are longing for the days when tariffs on Chinese consumer tires were "only" 39%.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:58 PM | »
June 25, 2015
By July 27, 2015, we will know if the duties on consumer tires imported from China will stand. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will make that determination.
Posted @ Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:39 AM | »
June 18, 2015
When tire companies say they are going to take a "wait-and-see" approach to the tariff situation, they generally mean one of two things.
Posted @ Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:10 AM | »
June 11, 2015
Here are five final thoughts on the end of the alliance between Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Some involve continuing research on the part of Modern Tire Dealer; others were insights pointed out by a Goodyear spokesperson.
Posted @ Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:02 AM | »
June 4, 2015
When Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. formed an alliance in June 1999, Sumitomo said it aimed to achieve five objectives.
Posted @ Thursday, June 4, 2015 9:07 AM | »
May 28, 2015
Michelin will increase production of its Tier 3 tire
In the year after Groupe Michelin purchased the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co., the Uniroyal brand boasted a 3% share of the U.S. replacement passenger tire market. Its original equipment share was 17%.
Posted @ Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:35 AM | »
May 21, 2015
Remember the late 1980s? Debbie Gibson and Milli Vanilli were top music acts. The late Peter Jennings anchored the ABC evening news. George Bush the First was president. And foreign tire manufacturers were buying up their U.S. counterparts left and right.
Posted @ Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:10 AM | »
May 14, 2015
Brand Finance plc refers to itself as "the world's leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy." Its recent "Top 500 U.S. brands" list leaves something to be desired, particularly with how it treats Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Posted @ Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:55 AM | »
May 11, 2015
He lived by his 9 lifetime commitments
Because of the spelling of his name, the late Paul Zurcher, who died last Thursday after a brief illness, probably found himself at the end of many a line during his 90 years on this earth.
Posted @ Monday, May 11, 2015 8:23 AM | »
May 4, 2015
Travis Kang, president and COO of Nexen Tire Corp., says the company will rebound in 2015 following a disappointing 2014. "Compared to 2013, 2014 sales dropped a little bit; now we can recover in this year."
Posted @ Monday, May 4, 2015 9:12 AM | »
April 23, 2015
Which of these tire merchandisers has superior customer service: Costco Wholesale Corp. or Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart)? The clear answer, according to a book on, believe it or not, healthcare, is Costco.
Posted @ Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:56 AM | »
April 16, 2015
Neither rain nor more rain nor.. more rain could dampen the opening of the 2015 North American Tire & Retread Expo in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 15.
Posted @ Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:07 AM | »
April 9, 2015
When it comes to Congressmen and Congresswomen (Congresspeople?), there appears to be no happy medium. They either don't think at all or think too much.
Posted @ Thursday, April 9, 2015 9:27 AM | »
April 2, 2015
“UAW’s ranks press to close pay gap.” That was a seemingly innocuous headline in the March 23, 2015, edition of the Wall Street Journal. To me, it sounds ominous, however.
Posted @ Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:24 AM | »
March 26, 2015
Bill Williams, chairman and CEO of Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc. in Moosic, Pa., has a very simple philosophy about selling tires at the retail level.
Posted @ Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:51 AM | »
March 19, 2015
Although American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. lost money (at least on paper) in 2014, it increased its sales by more than 30%, to $5 billion.
Posted @ Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:01 AM | »
March 11, 2015
I am often asked this loaded question: "What is the best tire?" My answer is always the same: There are a lot of great tires out there, and I don't use the term "great" loosely.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:31 PM | »