Icahn Automotive Group LLC, the owner of Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack, is on a mission to expand its national network, and it's starting with a multi-million dollar investment in Detroit.
A recent General Motors Corp. technical bulletin has Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich worried. It involves cracks on tires caused by cold weather.
The bulletin, written about on www.consumerreports.com, says the following:
1. UHP summer tire compounds harden when it gets cold.
2. The cold can cause cracks.
3. If the tires have cracks, they should be replaced.
Is it really as simple as one-two-three? Is the bulletin really implying that all tires that show signs of cracking should be replaced, or just cracking caused by the cold?
Is government intervention just around the corner?
To get a better idea of what all the fuss is about, check out Ulrich's latest blog, "Combining UHP and winter tires is not all it is cracked up to be."
What are your thoughts on the matter? Read the blog, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
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Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
“Cool it with the direct mail.” That was the advice given by Tom Eisenberg to Bob Mirman, his mentor at West Coast Tire and Service Inc. in Los Angeles.