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Within 18 Months, We Will See if Sears' New Strategy Pays Off

Tom Park (left), president of the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands, and Brian Kaner, president of Sears Auto Centers, cut the ribbon to celebrate the launch and introduction of DieHard Silver Touring A/S tires at a press event in New York on June 15.

“We will learn a lot over the next 18 months about the acceptance of the brand,” said Brian Kaner, president of Sears Auto Centers, during my interview with him last week. He was talking about the new DieHard tire line, which includes not only the DieHard Silver Touring A/S, but also -– tentatively -- light truck and ultra-high performance and high performance tires as well.

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Why Lawsuits Have to be Handled with Care -- Even After the Verdict

As most of you know, our policy at Modern Tire Dealer is to report on lawsuits only after there is an outcome. I know that goes against accepted journalistic principles, but I believe doing otherwise treats the accused unfairly. We live in a “guilty until proven innocent” society that requires more patience than in the past.

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Goodyear Continues to Rely Heavily on OE Fitments

The new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is OE on the Cadillac CT6 and Tesla Model X. (Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3).

In the latest Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue, the Goodyear brand’s ties to original equipment in the U.S. and Canada are strong. It leads in overall brand share with 26.1% of the market, up from 25.6% last year. The Michelin brand is second at nearly 21%.

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