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.
KYB Americas Corp. will offer motorists $40 via a mail-in-rebate with a single purchase of any four KYB shocks, struts and strut-plus complete assemblies during March and April, 2015.
Tags: KYB $40 for 4 Promotion, KYB Americas Corp.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has hired industry veteran Max Dull as vice president/general manager of Alliance Parts Warehouse (APW).
Tags: Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc., Max Dull, Personnel changes
The new BFGoodrich brand g-Force Comp-2 A/S comes in more sizes, is more durable and has more all-weather capabilities than its predecessor. Michelin North America Inc. says the ultra-high performance tire will be available in the U.S. and Canada in the most popular fitments beginning April 1.
Tags: BFGoodrich g-Force, Marcus Wilson, UHP Tires
After 89 years in business, Holmes Tire & Automotive Inc. has changed its last tire. The third-generation independent tire dealer closed its store Feb. 27, 2015, in Madison, Wis.
Tags: Dealership closings, Holmes Tire & Automotive Inc., Linda Holmes, Tom Holmes
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is showing off two groundbreaking concept tires at this week’s 85th Geneva International Motor Show, ideas the company says could radically change the role of car tires in the future.
Tags: Concept tires, Electric vehicles, Geneva International Motor Show, Joe Zekoski
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the Ford Fusion 2010-13, Lincoln MKZ 2010-13, and Mercury Milan 2010-11 monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors.
Tags: Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan, Mitchell 1, TPMS
Twenty-three people were dedicated to the Tire Pros franchise program of American Tire Dealers Inc. (ATD) in 2009. Today, 60 professionals provide marketing, retail, business analysis, administrative and training support to dealers.
Tags: Bartec, Bartec USA LLC, Dan Brown, Dealer meeting, Shepherd Tire Service, Synchrony Financial, Tire Pros
Last month we identified the sales counter as a very important piece of real estate in your store — important because so many critical activities happen at the sales counter, and every customer who visits a store visits the sales counter.
Tags: Counter intelligence, Sales counter, Sales training, Wayne Williams
Social media is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and independent tire dealers admit they’re not expecting it to result in mega sales.
Tags: Cecil and Sons Discount Tires, Joy Kopcha, Rice Tire Co., Social media
It’s quiet these days inside County Tire Center Inc. in Middlebury, Vt. The semiannual winter tire switch is over. But on those busy fall and spring days when this 10-bay shop is changing tires on 60 to 80 cars a day, owner Steve Dupoise and his nine full-time technicians are working to make every minute count. Technology advancements on both cars and tires don’t always make that easy.
Tags: County Tire Center, Joel's Tire, Ross Tire and Service, Tire balancing, Tire mounting, Tire mounting equipment
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