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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

May 29, 2015

Aftermarket sales expected to grow 15% by 2018

The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% through 2018, according to the 2015 Joint Channel Forecast Model, produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.

Tags: Auto Care Association, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Bill Long, Kathleen Schmatz

May 28, 2015

Tire Factory is joining forces with Point S

The 157 members of Tire Factory Inc. and their more than 200 stores in the U.S. will join Point S, an international network of independent tire and car service dealers in 27 countries.

Tags: Eric Gill, John Kreidel, Point S, Program groups, Tire Factory Inc., UniMax Tire Ltd.

May 26, 2015

2015 Autopromotec: 20% buy tires online!

As part of its traditional look at innovation at Autopromotec, the International Automotive Aftermarket Meeting (IAAM) Congress addressed “Connected vehicle -- connected business: opportunities and challenges for the aftermarket" at the 2015 edition of the trade fair in Bologna, Italy.

Tags: 2015 Autopromotec, European Association of Automotive Suppliers, International Automotive Aftermarket Meeting Congr, International Car Distribution Programme, Josef Frank, Luca Montagner

2015 Autopromotec: car talk in Europe
May 26, 2015

2015 Autopromotec: car talk in Europe

Autopromotec, the most specialized international exhibition for the car equipment and aftermarket sector, chose “The economy is picking up. Cars can restart” theme for its 2015 congress, held in Bologna, Italy, as part of its trade fair.

Tags: 2015 Autopromotec, Dino Maggioni, Eugenio Razelli, Giuseppe Barile, Renzo Servadei

East Penn representatives, from left to right, Dan Langdon, Larry Harding and Bruce Herman,
May 20, 2015

Federated picks East Penn as 'vendor of the year'

Battery manufacturer East Penn was presented with Federated Auto Parts’ most prestigious supplier award during the Federated national meeting and awards dinner May 14, 2015. East Penn was named Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

Tags: Awards, Larry Pavey, Vendor of Year

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Construction highlights of the DWS06 include 1) a high strength, two-ply sidewall; 2) a Sport
April 15, 2015

Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS06  

"Don’t screw it up.” That was the mantra among the Continental dealers who loved the ExtremeContact DWS. And engineers at Continental listened.

Tags: All-Season Tires, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Ultra-high performance tires

The consistent tread block rigidity of the new g-Force Comp-2 A/S tire resists irregular wear
April 15, 2015

BFG tour challenges dealers to test the new g-Force tire  

The new BFGoodrich brand g-Force Comp-2 A/S comes in more sizes, is more durable and has more all-weather capabilities than its predecessor. Michelin North America Inc. says 50% of the volume of the new ultra-high performance Z-rated tire will come from new sizes.

Tags: BFG, BFGoodrich Tires, High Performance Tires, Michelin North America Inc., Passenger tires, Ultra-high performance tires

Manny Geno considers Tire Pros, and all the tools they offer him, his dealership’s secret
April 14, 2015

For the dealer, by the dealer  Cover Story

When Manny Geno took over the family tire business in 2006, he wanted to transform it from a grease monkey, good ol’ boy shop to a destination for customers who need tire and automotive work in the small town of Booneville, Miss.

Tags: American Tire Distributors, Big O Tires, Community Wholesale Tire Inc., Conrad's Tire Service Inc., Independent Tire Dealers, Independent Tire Dealers Group, Jack Williams Tire Co., Joy Kopcha, K & M Tire, Kauffman Tire, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Program groups, SPF Management LLC, TBC Corp., Tire Factory, Tire Solutions, U.S. AutoForce

Higher average service tickets more than offset weak traffic trends
April 14, 2015

Higher average service tickets more than offset weak traffic trends  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was down slightly in February. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.7% fewer tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% increase in January and a 0.7% increase in December.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research Holdings, Your Marketplace

Mike Finley (left) goes over MyTireShop.com associate dealer program benefits with business owners
April 10, 2015

Jack Williams Tire: Taking care of its customers  

What do Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc. have in common? They both are known for taking care of business.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Jack Williams Tire Co., News/views

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