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Whether you’re directing your dealership’s business from the back office or you’re working the sales counter, this section has the information to enhance your company’s image with the consumer, help your operational efficiency and make you more profitable.


TCS Technologies has a new logo to reflect its acquisition by ARI Network Services.
October 1, 2014

ARI Network Services buys TCS Technologies

ARI Network Services Inc. (ARI) has acquired TCS Technologies, a provider of software, websites and digital marketing services for tire and wheel dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers.

Tags: acquisitions, ARI Network Services Inc., Roy Olivier, TCS Technologies

The Cardone reman electronic throttle body (67-8004) for 2008-14 Toyota trucks, Avalon and Camry
September 29, 2014

Cardone releases reman and new parts

Cardone Industries Inc. has released 39 A1 Cardone reman numbers and 32 Cardone Select new part numbers.

Tags: Cardone Industries Inc., new and reman parts

Paul Stewart will lead sales and marketing at Centric Parts in a new executive position.
September 29, 2014

Centric Parts names sales and marketing VP

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has named Paul Stewart executive vice president of sales and marketing, a new position.

Tags: Centric Parts, Dan Lelchuk, Paul Stewart

September 29, 2014

Network ‘charts future’ at fall meeting

Members at the Automotive Distribution Network's fall membership meeting reviewed marketing and product initiatives, learned about information technology enhancements and brainstormed ideas for the program group's future.

Tags: Automotive Distribution Network, Bob Barstow

Chinese tires lack quality -- true or false?
September 25, 2014

Chinese tires lack quality -- true or false?

Consumer Reports recently included Chinese tires in a 20-tire comparison test. The Chinese tires finished 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively.

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Consumer Reports

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The Global Tire Expo is one of 12 sections making up the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention
September 24, 2014

TIA’s Global Tire Expo aims to offer a road map for growth  

The Global Tire Expo (GTE) set a record in 2013 with the number of exhibitors and buyers and we are confident that this year’s show will be no different,” says Dr. Roy Littlefield, Tire Industry Association (TIA) executive vice president. “Whether you are a buyer or an exhibitor, GTE is the one must-attend show of the year to keep your business moving forward.

Tags: Global Tire Expo, GTE, SEMA Show, Specialty Equipment Market Association, Trade show

All 17 T- and H-rated sizes of the Snowtrac 5 will be produced at the Vredestein plant in The
August 21, 2014

Apollo Vredestein screens Snowtrac 5  

The hottest tire in the Vredestein lineup is the Snowtrac 5. It’s new, it’s superior to its predecessors, and it meets European and North American winter tire standards for performance.

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bob Ulrich, European tire labeling, Winter Tires

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases
August 19, 2014

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained healthy in June. From a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.7% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.3% increase in May and a 1.3% increase in April.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

When China and friends took over
August 18, 2014

When China and friends took over  

The year is 2024. Consumer tire imports from China are way down compared to 10 years ago.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial

Cooper Tire’s total advertising spend in 1997, including its association with Arnold Palmer
July 31, 2014

Cooper Tire: 100 years and counting  

Not a single person who helped bring the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to life in 1914 is still alive. There are no eyewitnesses to the events leading up to its creation, or with whom to share insightful stories about its formative years.

Tags: 100 years, Arnold Palmer, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., OE tires

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