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Celebrating Daniels Tire s 75th Goodyear anniversary are (L to R) Chris Helsel, director, retread,
July 31, 2014

Daniels Tire celebrates 75 years with Goodyear

Daniels Tire Service Inc., a 14-location commercial, consumer and OTR tire dealership based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is celebrating its 75th year as a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. customer.

Tags: Daniels Tire Service Inc., Doug Daniels, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Phillip Kane

July 31, 2014

Dayco adds 360 degree images to website

Dayco Products LLC has added high-resolution, 360 degree images of its automatic belt tensioner products to its website and electronic catalog.

Tags: Dayco Products LLC, Robert Christy

Rick Majewski (front row, third from left), vice president of Wilson County Tire and Retreading,
July 30, 2014

Marangoni’s newest dealer holds open house

Marangoni Tread North America Inc. announced that its newest dealer, Wilson County Tire and Retreading in Lebanon, Tenn., recently hosted an open house.

Tags: Bob Majewski, Marangoni Tread North America, Rick Majewski, Wilson County Tire and Retreading

July 29, 2014

1H results: Michelin increases income by 23%

Groupe Michelin posted net income of 624 million euros on net sales of more than 9.6 billion euros for the first half ending June 30, 2014. That compares to income of 507 million euros on sales of more than 10.1 billion euros for the first half of 2013.

Tags: Jean-Dominique Senard, Michelin financials, OTR tires

July 28, 2014

AAPEX has new way to vote for new products

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has a new voting process to determine the winning entries in the 2014 New Product Showcase. AAPEX is scheduled for Nov. 4-6, in Las Vegas.

Tags: AAPEX 2014, New Products Showcase

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USEFUL ARTICLES

At the announcement that Giti Tire will build a plant in Chester County, S.C., (left to right),
July 23, 2014

Giti Tire to spend $560 million on its first U.S. plant  

Giti Tire Co. Ltd. announced June 16, 2014, that it is building a consumer tire plant in Chester County, S.C. Executives from Giti and its North American subsidiary, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., joined South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state and county officials in announcing the plan.

Tags: Bob Bissler, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., Tire plants

How to handle bad online reviews
July 23, 2014

How to handle bad online reviews  

Does your business have bad online reviews? Do you care? You probably do, and yes, you should care. Virtually every business will eventually receive some bad online reviews from its customers. It’s practically impossible to satisfy all your customers all of the time.

Tags: Internet marketing, Marketing, Online reviews, Wayne Croswell

Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire Inc. is focusing on building business at newly acquired company stores,
July 16, 2014

MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’  Cover Story

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.

Tags: AKH Co., American Tire Depot, Big O Tires LLC, Discount Tire Co., Flynn's Tire, Internet marketing, Jack Williams Tire, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Modern Tire Dealer 100, Monro Muffler Brake, MTD 100, Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire, Somerset Tire Service Inc.

ITDG CEO and President Mike Cox, left, recently played host to group members John and Karen Marshall
June 20, 2014

ITDG's ‘Band of Brothers’ continues on fast growth track  

The group that calls itself the “Band of Brothers” has been on a fast track of growth since its inception 20 years ago. The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) celebrated its anniversary in Cancun last month.

Tags: Chris Wyborny, Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG, Mike Cox

In Europe, there s too many tires and not enough sales
June 20, 2014

In Europe, there's too many tires and not enough sales  

As we all know, the tire industry is a truly global market with realistically just one end objective — to sell tires, as many of them as possible whether it be in New York, Cape Town or Rome!

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Tire sales

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