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.
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. announced it has opened its 17th Custom Center location at Penske Cadillac Buick-GMC in Torrance, Calif., the largest Cadillac dealer on the west coast.
Tags: Greg Hathcock, Penske Cadillac Buick GMC, Vogue Custom Centers, Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co.
CRP Automotive has published its 2014 ContiTech Belts & Belt Kits Catalog, a 432-page applications guide that includes timing belts, serpentine belts, elast belts, silent and tough grip belts, as well as several different timing belt kit offerings.
Tags: ContiTech Belts & Belt Kits Catalog, CRP Automotive, Serpentine Belts, Timing Belts
Singex-ECI, organizers of Brityrex International 2014 taking place Oct. 7-9 at EventCity in Manchester, England, announced that they will play host to a series of Tyre Talk seminars covering key business issues affecting tire retailers, wholesalers and fast-fit service providers.
Tags: Brityrex International, NTDA, Paul Farrant, Singex-ECI, Stefan Hay
Rotary Lift has redesigned its website to showcase more videos, images and product information to improve the user experience.
Tags: Lifts, Rotary Lift, Website
Ford Motor Co. announced it will maintain it pro-rated battery warranty and family pricing structures for its Motorcraft batteries. The company says the after parts industry as a whole is moving in the opposite direction.
Tags: batteries, Ford Motor Co., Motorcraft
Many of the 30,000 independent tire dealers in the United States have aligned themselves with either program groups or associate dealer programs. The former are often run by tire dealers, the latter by tire manufacturers.
Tags: Big O Tires LLC, Conrad's Tire Service Inc., Independent Tire Dealers Group, K&M Tire Inc., Program groups, Tire Centers LLC, Tire Factory LLC, Tire Pros
I conducted a survey this week, a 1-to-10 marketing survey, to better understand the ultra-high performance tire and wheel buyer. I spoke with management and frontline sales staff at one of Southern California’s leading UHP retailers.
Tags: 2014 Performance Handbook, Counter intelligence, Custom wheels, Sales, UHP tires, Wayne Williams
Driver expectations for a firmer, sportier and more responsive feel are helping to boost sales of ultra-high performance tires. But maximizing opportunities to profit from consumer demand for shorter sidewalls requires investments in equipment for servicing UHP tire and wheel assemblies.
Tags: 2014 Performance Handbook, Alpio Barbara, Jim Enger, Tripp Lee, UHP tire service
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2009-13 Ford F-150 pickups monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. The sensors transmit radio frequency signals to the Smart Junction Box (SJB) approximately every 60 seconds when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h). If the vehicle is stationary for more than 30 minutes, the sensor will enter into a “sleep mode” and stop transmitting.
Tags: Ford F-150, Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS
We all know there is a difference between changing your mind and making a change. Usually it’s easy to change your mind after you discover new or additional information about a subject or matter.
Tags: Counter intelligence, Sales training, Wayne Williams
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