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News, articles and research covering the retail tire industry. Stay up to date with the latest breaking news affecting the tire industry. Feature articles covering marketing, operational and sales techniques to help the retail tyre dealer stay competitive, profitable and increase market share.

LATEST NEWS

July 24, 2014

Date and location set for Tyrexpo 2015

Tyrexpo 2015 will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 29-May 1, 2015.

Tags: Maybeline Reyes, Tyreexpo 2015

July 24, 2014

Chinese tire tariffs may surpass 60%

Would you believe a 60% tariff? That is a possibility, according to a report by Exane BNP Paribas.

Tags: ITC, Michelin financials, Stock prices, Tire tariffs

July 24, 2014

Rancho brand is Tread Lightly! sponsor

Tenneco Inc. announced its Rancho brand is an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation.

Tags: Rancho brand suspension and shocks, sponsorships, Tenneco Inc.

A rubber core shim is exclusive to the premium QuietCast line for the independent aftermarket,
July 24, 2014

Bosch expands four product lines

Robert Bosch LLC has added 47 part numbers to its braking, O2 sensor, ignition coil and oil filter lines.

Tags: Bosch QuietCast Brake Pads, ignition coils, oil filters, oxygen sensors, Robert Bosch LLC

Yokohama says this newly built 658,000-square-foot warehouse in Chino, Calif., will be the
July 23, 2014

Yokohama is expanding in California

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) plans to move its western distribution operations to a larger, newly constructed warehouse in Chino, Calif. by the end of 2014. The new facility is about 22 miles from the current warehouse in Fullerton, Calif.

Tags: Distribution centers, Tom Masuguchi, Yokohama Tire Corp.

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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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