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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.


March 31, 2015

One thing dealers must do to protect their data

If you think your tire dealership doesn’t have to worry about a data breach, you’re wrong.

Tags: Data breaches, Data security, Jeremy Henley, TIA, Webinar

Bridgestone s Ecopia EP422 Plus is designed to give drivers an extra 20 miles per tank of fuel.
March 30, 2015

Bridgestone's new Ecopia tire comes in 43 sizes

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is releasing the latest tire in its fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line, the Ecopia EP422 Plus tire. The Ecopia EP422 Plus tire is engineered with a combination of light and strong materials for greater fuel efficiency, giving consumers an extra 20 miles per tank.

Tags: Bridgestone Ecopia, Ecopia EP422, Fuel efficient tires, Green tires, Robert Saul

March 30, 2015

Correction: It’s Horizon, not Linglong

In our March issue, we mistakenly listed Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. as the company of record for the Antares brand of winter tires. The tires, which are not produced by Linglong, are distributed by Horizon Tire Inc. in the United States.

Tags: Winter tires

March 30, 2015

DENSO earns award from parts group

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. has received the Distinguished Original Equipment Partner Award from Automotive Parts Associates (APA) Inc.

Tags: Automotive Parts Associates, Bill Cook, Frank Cisek

Bridgestone unveiled its newest UHP tire, the Potenza RE-71R, during an event in Phoenix.
March 26, 2015

Bridgestone unveils its most extreme UHP tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is calling its newest ultra-high performance tire, the Potenza RE-71R, the company’s most extreme UHP street tire to date. Tuned for maximum handling on the track and engineered to deliver faster lap times, the Potenza RE-71R tire is designed to fit sports cars, coupes and sedans popular with today’s enthusiast drivers.

Tags: Bridgestone Potenza, Potenza RE-71R, Robert Saul, UHP tires

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Already sold in Russia and Japan, the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 winter tire is coming to SUVs, CUVs
March 31, 2015

50 sizes of Blizzak  

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is manufacturing a winter tire for your procrastinating customer. The customer who doesn’t think to replace worn windshield wipers until a monsoon hits likely waits to see snowflakes fly before purchasing winter tires. The new Blizzak DM-V2 tire is for them.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Inc., Bridgestone Blizzak, Winter tires

Reacting to tariffs, manufacturers increase pricing on value tires
March 23, 2015

Reacting to tariffs, manufacturers increase pricing on value tires  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was flat in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they only sold 0.1% more tires in January on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.7% increase in December and a 0.9% increase in November.

Tags: MTD survey, Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Tire Pros President Dan Brown outlined plans for the franchise at the national dealer meeting.
February 13, 2015

Tire Pros aims for 700 stores in 2015  

Twenty-three people were dedicated to the Tire Pros franchise program of American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) in 2009. Today, 60 professionals provide marketing, retail, business analysis, administrative and training support to dealers.

Tags: Bartec, Bartec USA LLC, Dan Brown, Dealer meeting, Shepherd Tire Service, Synchrony Financial, Tire Pros

Dealers’ tire volumes were pressured due to warm weather and lack of snowfall
February 12, 2015

Dealers’ tire volumes were pressured due to warm weather and lack of snowfall  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained encouraging in December. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.7% more tires in December on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.9% increase in November and a 0.8% increase in October.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research Holdings, Tire volumes, Your Marketplace

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