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The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Advance Auto Parts  first store in the Dallas market took place on
July 25, 2014

Advance Auto Parts goes to Dallas

Advance Auto Parts Inc. announced it has opened its first store in the Dallas market, located in Garland, Texas, at 103 S. First St.. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place July 22, 2014.

Tags: Advance Auto Parts Inc., Auto Parts, Dan Deignan

TIA s LaKisha Pindell was recognized as an industry leader in Connect magazine s  40 Under 40
July 25, 2014

TIA's Pindell recognized as outstanding pro

LaKisha Pindell, director of Meetings at the Tire Industry Association (TIA), was recognized as an industry leader in Connect magazine's "40 Under 40" feature in the May/June 2014 issue.

Tags: Chris Collinson, Connect Magazine, LaKisha Pindell, Roy Littlefield, TIA

31 Inc. has multi-application TPMS sensors
July 24, 2014

31 Inc. has multi-application TPMS sensors

31 Inc. says its MultiPro multi-application TPMS sensors are an out-of-the-box solution that come pre-programmed, ready to use (just like an OE sensor), and there is less inventory to stock.

Tags: 31 Inc., MultiPro Sensor, TPMS Sensors

July 24, 2014

Monro 1Q: record sales due to new stores

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported net income of $16.9 million on net sales of $217.5 million for its first quarter ended June 28, 2014. That compares to income of $13.6 million on sales of $206.2 million for the same period last year.

Tags: acquisitions, John Van Heel, Monro Muffler Brake financials

The first Tire Choice stores opened for business in May 2004.
July 24, 2014

Monro enters Florida with the purchase of 35 Tire Choice outlets

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has signed a definitive agreement with Hennelly Tire & Auto Inc. to acquire 35 The Tire Choice & Total Car Care stores in Florida, a new state for Monro.

Tags: acquisitions, Dan Hennelly, Diane Hennelly, John Van Heel, Monro Muffler Brake, MTD Tire Dealer of the Year, Tire Choice

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Of Emil’s 17 shop employees in Brooklyn, N.Y., nine are technicians and two are tire
July 23, 2014

A tire store grows in Brooklyn  

Ralph Czeisler, manager and owner of Emil’s All Tire Co., knows his tires. He knows that low-profile tires — a popular choice for his many BMW-driving customers — cannot handle the potholes of Brooklyn, N.Y., very well. He knows how to make split-second assessments about tire rotation with a glance at his customers’ tire treads and a working memory of their vehicles’ histories. But more than his knowledge of tires, Czeisler understands his customers.

Tags: Brooklyn tire store, Emil's All Tire, Katharine Ulrich, Ralph Czeisler

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

Mastering the fine art of pricing
July 23, 2014

Mastering the fine art of pricing  

Price, price, price, price, price, price, price... everybody is talking about tire prices. Independent tire dealers have a lot to say about this subject, and rightly so. Tire dealers are talking about all phases of tire pricing, what they pay for tires and what they charge (or can charge) for tires.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Marketing, sales and marketing, Wayne Williams

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.

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