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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.

LATEST NEWS

July 31, 2014

Tariffs and higher prices may be inevitable

The tariffs are coming. With them will be an increase in tire prices.

Tags: B.O.B., DOC, ITC, Tire pricing, Tire tariffs

The Exo Grappler AWT from Nitto provides year-round traction, including in snow and ice conditions.
July 31, 2014

Nitto adds all-weather tire to Grappler line

Nitto Tire U.S.A. has added an all-weather tire certified for use in severe snow conditions to its Grappler line.

Tags: Alan Ngo, Exo Grappler AWT, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., Winter Tire rating

July 30, 2014

Goodyear 2Q: Higher income and record earnings

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $213 million on net sales of $4.7 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. That compares to income of $181 million on sales of nearly $4.9 billion for the same period last year.

Tags: Goodyear financials, Richard Kramer

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

The Geolandar G91, in 17- and 18-inch H-rated sizes, will be OE on the new Lexus NX.
July 29, 2014

Yokohama supplies tires to new Lexus NT

Two Yokohama tire lines have been selected as original equipment on the new Lexus NX, the first Lexus premium compact crossover SUV.

Tags: OE tires, Yokohama BluEarth, Yokohama Geolandar

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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.

King’s Tire & Wheel CEO Sam Batanian stocks between 40,000 and 50,000 tires in his
June 27, 2014

Dealer becomes his own wholesaler  

Sam Batanian took advantage of a golden opportunity in 1987, and the CEO of King’s Tire & Wheel has done nothing but grow ever since.

Tags: Focus on dealers, King's Tire & Wheel, Sam Batanian, Wholesale

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

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