Auto Service

The competition for automotive service is fierce, from car dealers, large chain store retailers, and mass merchandisers to small repair shops. We’ll keep you current on the latest news and trends in automotive service to grow this important aspect of your business.


January 27, 2015

Plan events for April's Car Care Month

With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place to convince your customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer.

Tags: 2015 National Car Care Month, Car Care Council, Rich White

January 26, 2015

Goal: attract young people to auto careers

The Auto Care Association has created a new auto care careers website to educate young people about, and attract them to, careers in the auto care industry.

Tags: Auto Care Association, Careers, Kathleen Schmatz, New website

January 26, 2015

TIA trains more than 8,000 in 2014

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) trained more than 8,000 tire technicians and instructors in 2014.

Tags: Kevin Rohlwing, TIA Training, Tire Industry Association

January 26, 2015

Bosch partners with AutoPoint for inspections

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced a service drive inspection system with dealer management system (DMS) integration.

Tags: AutoPoint, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions

Nominations are now open for MTD s 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year award.
January 22, 2015

Who will be MTD's 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year?

Nominations are now open for Modern Tire Dealer's 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year award.

Tags: Contest, MTD Tire Dealer of the Year

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Figure 1: Registering the tire pressure sensor.
December 16, 2014

Optimal service for Kia Optima TPMS  

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on a 2011 to 2013 Kia Optima monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a TPMS receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions

Tags: Kia Optima, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

A hard look at procrastination
December 16, 2014

A hard look at procrastination  

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is always the first week in November, and it’s a reminder to me that the end of the year is near.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Procrastination, Sales training, Wayne Williams

Nitto covered the SEMA Show in real time at its booth.
December 15, 2014

2014 SEMA Show coverage  

Cab drivers in Las Vegas were told to be ready for 140,000 visitors during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. That estimate proved to be too low.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show

Pent-up demand should lead to decent volumes throughout the selling season
December 15, 2014

Pent-up demand should lead to decent volumes throughout the selling season  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in October. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.8% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.2% increase in September and a 0.1% increase in August.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research, Your Marketplace

Thanks a bunch!
December 15, 2014

Thanks a bunch!  

We couldn’t put out Modern Tire Dealer month to month without our readers. You are the heart and soul of this magazine.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Discount Tire Co.

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