in this month's issue

June 2015

June 2015 Modern Tire DealerTire Magazine


Bob Fox, owner of J&J Tire Factory in Helena, Mont., made his mechanical work more profitable by

Tips to measure and track your way to more profitable mechanical work

What metrics should tire dealers track to make their mechanical work more profitable? Bob Fox, owner of J&J Tire Factory in Helena, Mont., answered that question during a presentation at the Tire Factory Inc.’s annual dealer meeting last February. (On May 28, Tire Factory announced it joined Point S, an international network of independent tire and car service dealers; details are on page 12 of this issue of MTD.)

Customer inquiries: ‘How’s ZAT sound?’

Customer inquiries: ‘How’s ZAT sound?’

Ask the right questions, in the right way, in the right order, for the right reasons. When betting on horses, the “trifecta” is when someone picks the first three finishers in exact order, which yields a much larger payout. The same payout principle is true when helping customers select tires and service for their vehicles. Asking the right types of questions in the right order will yield the maximum benefit for the customer and the sales associate.


Bob Ulrich's Editorial

Tire registration and legislation

Tire registration and legislation

Legislation should be the last resort when attempting to solve problems. Legislation is the lazy man’s way of getting things done. Legislation causes more grief in the long term than common sense does.

Commercial Tire Dealer

The sun is shining on the economic forecast for the construction industry in 2015, and tire dealers

Mixed results: Construction season isn’t delivering steady tire sales

Construction crews are back to work across much of America, and economists are predicting the construction rebound is going to continue.

CSA and the changing face of truck tire service

CSA and the changing face of truck tire service

Between April 2001 and December 2003, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a Large Truck Crash Causation Study to determine reasons for serious accidents involving vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The results showed the majority of the crashes were caused by the driver, but lack of vehicle maintenance was also a significant factor.




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