Winter tires may have brought Nokian Tyres plc to North America, but they aren’t enough to pave the path to the brand’s growth here. The tire maker knew it needed to invest in all-season products. First came the eNtyre and Rotiiva lines, and up next is an all-season ultra-high performance tire, the zLine.
Barry Steinberg’s first store was one-half of an existing building. His fifth is a new 7,350-square-foot architect’s dream, a modern colonial located in the town of Medway, Mass., and built from the ground up.
As I sit down to write this column, it is almost 10 weeks since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Over the past couple of months there has been a tremendous amount of speculation within the European tire industry as to how this momentous decision will affect the tire market both in the short and long term.
ACDelco is adding 31 cabin air filter part numbers covering more than 5 million vehicles on the road today to its Professional cabin air filter line.
When a customer walks in convinced his car doesn’t need synthetic motor oil when you think it does, and argues with you at every suggestion, do you take the time to educate him and explain your recommendation? Do you turn down the job? Or do you take his money, use traditional oil, and hope for the best?
Tom Formanek will be inducted as the next president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) during its annual membership meeting on Oct. 31, 2016. He will serve a one-year term.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. remains focused on capturing "the growing demand for premium, large-rim diameter tires." The company says part of that strategy involves"reducing excess capacity in declining, less profitable segments of the tire market."
How can dealers get more cars on the alignment rack? Matthew Greco and Jose Perez answered that question in a seminar at Big O Tires LLC’s annual dealer meeting last April.
Over the last five years, Modern Tire Dealer has written regularly on the CUV (crossover utility vehicle) tire segment, based on the popularity of CUVs.
General Motors reports Mark Drennan has been named ACDelco brand general director.
Tenneco Inc. has created a 360-degree training platform to support the long-term growth and profitability of automotive service businesses.
Darren Thomas proves you can go home again. Thomas, vice president of sales and marketing for Falken Tire Corp. from 2002-2008, has returned as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
The 2,200-plus tire and automotive service centers owned and operated by Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC (BSRO) have signed on to provide data for the GfK Group's point-of-sale (POS) tire panel in the U.S.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is bringing big displays and big vehicle debuts to the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
Point S is continuing its expansion around the globe, with a partnership that will bring the brand to Asia. A master franchise agreement with Goodway Integrated Industries Berhad (GIIB Group) and partners will create a dedicated company to manage and develop the Point S network.