Are Tire Associations Still Relevant?

The struggle of the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association to recruit members hit a nerve with readers, and it turns out the Garden State isn’t the only tire dealers group facing difficulties.


AAPEX Tailors Program to Auto Instructors

The 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will include a program for automotive instructors. The program will show the impact of the latest technology on diagnosing, servicing and repairing today’s vehicles.


Network Names a New President

During its recent fall membership meeting in Phoenix, the Automotive Distribution Network (Network) elected David Prater president of the group, succeeding Mike Lambert, who retired earlier this year.


Yokohama Offers Autumn Escape Rebate

Yokohama Tire Corp. has launched its Autumn Escape promotion. The national rebate promotion rewards consumers with a $60 Yokohama Visa prepaid card for buying a set of four eligible Yokohama tires through October 31.


Goodyear Increases Quarterly Dividend

Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have approved an increase in the company’s quarterly common stock dividend to 7 cents per share from 6 cents per share. The increase is effective with the dividend payable Dec. 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on Nov. 2, 2015.

Rotary Lift has created a quick guide to help customers evaluate which size lift is right for their repair business.

Rotary Lift Guide Helps Customers Pick the Best Lift

Rotary Lift has created a free lift application guide to help customers choose the right lifts for their service facilities. The guide is designed to give customers a glance of the lift styles available to service each class of vehicle.


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Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.
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