The fact that overall sales at Monro Muffler Brake Inc. increased in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 is hardly news. The company's aggressive approach to acquisitions helps it continually add to the sales column. But in the latest quarter, Monro's existing, comparable stores helped the bottom line, too. And that's news.
Fourteen representatives from the tire industry are vying for four seats on the Tire Industry Association's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.
Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) is accepting nominees for the annual Women of the Year Awards, which include Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence.
The Monroe Shockmobiles are beginning the second half of a summer tour promoting Monroe brand shocks and struts. This year’s campaign includes a sweepstakes to boost awareness of Tenneco Inc.’s new consumer trial offer.
Centric Parts' 2017 steering and suspension components catalog has more than 1,400 new listings covering more than 200 makes and models of vehicles built from 2000 through 2017.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has awarded 127 students with scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.
Nexen Tire Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding "to explore strategic partnership opportunities" with Mubadala Investment Co. The strategic investment fund has made a direct investment in the tire maker as part of the agreement.
Titan International Inc. is imposing another price increase on its Titan-branded ag, industrial and construction tires made and sold in North America.
Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) has hired George Kingman as the 20 Group’s associate director. Kingman brings extensive experience in sales and store management, productivity improvement and team building to DSP.
Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) has unveiled a new logo for the company. The fresh, storefront design symbolizes the enhanced services DSP is offering to its 20 Group members.
Michelin North America Inc. is updating its lineup of rigid dump truck tires with two new products, the Xtra Load Grip for soft, loose or muddy ground conditions, and the Xtra Load Protect for hard, flat and dry surfaces.
Steve Shannon Tire Co. has expanded its footprint in northeastern Pennsylvania with the purchase of two Sandone Tire Car Care Center stores from Scranton-Dunlop Inc.
Simple Tire LLC is promoting a new relationship with Michelin’s family of tire brands. The online tire seller is now a Michelin authorized retailer.
Tenneco Inc. has extended coverage of Monroe Quick-Strut premium strut assemblies to 53 additional late-model applications representing more than 3.6 million registered vehicles.
Robert Bosch LLC has added coverage for vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Hyundai and Acura. The new parts cover more than 41 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada.