Magazine

View Past Issues
Cover Story - November 2017

‘I’m Tired of My Supplier Competing Against Me’: Online Sales Remain a Sore Point

By: Bob Ulrich

Last year, U.S. consumers purchased 14.1 million passenger and light truck tires online. The total represents 6% of all aftermarket tire sales at the retail level.

Subscribe Digital Edition Buy Past Issues
More free time for TIA Past President Tom Formanek may mean he will be able to accept more auctioneer gigs. He especially enjoys auctioneering for charity events.
Article

Tom Formanek: Keeping the Course for Success

At the Tire Industry Association’s Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas, Tom Formanek ended his turn as TIA president, handing the reins to David Martin, category director of tools and supply for American Tire Distributors Inc.

Figure 1: Registering the tire pressure sensor (one of two).
Article

TPMS: Hyundai Elantra, Elantra Coupe and Elantra Touring

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2011-2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2014 Elantra Coupe and 2009-2012 Elantra Touring monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions.

Article

Customer Interaction: Creating Standards to Live By

Gordon Ramsay of TV kitchen fame might be 'colorful,' but he speaks his mind. And it's clear we can learn from him in between the bleeps and blurred out middle fingers; he's a man who believes in consistency through standards.

European tire shows are reaching a crisis point! Here we have Germany’s Reiffen Essen trade show, the Autopromotec in Italy and the Tire Technology Expo in Germany.
Article

Saturation Point Danger for Tire Shows in Europe

With the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show due to take place this month in Las Vegas, which has to be one of (if not the) largest of its kind in the world, I thought it was the perfect time to take a step back and get an overall picture of what is currently happening in the tire show arena in Europe.

In addition to warning its employees on the dangers of texting and driving, Ramona Tire promotes that message to the public with its “Please make it home safe today” digital billboard on I-215 west of Hemet, Calif. (see sidebar).
Article

How Is the ‘Health’ of Your Business Insurance Coverage?

Many of us make it a point to see our doctor for regular checkups. Doing so gives the physician the opportunity to assess the current condition of our health, and gives us a chance to ask questions about medical issues or concerns. A thorough exam can help to diagnose early symptoms and gives the doctor an opportunity to offer recommendations and advice for a healthier lifestyle.

Department of Labor audit outcomes in the automotive service industry.
Article

Wage and Hour Regulations: You Probably Are Not in Compliance

Owners and operators of tire dealerships and automotive service shops, no matter how large or small, are being targeted by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. This is the federal agency that enforces minimum wage, record keeping and overtime rules.

Article

Pinpointing the Modern M/T Tire Customer

Are M/T tires for enthusiasts seeking adventures or their buttoned-down brethren chasing a certain look? Modern Tire Dealer asked manufacturers for details about the consumers they are targeting as well as their latest M/T tires.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!