Big O Tires LLC franchisees celebrated growth in all business metrics at their annual convention April 4-5, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.
ASA Automotive Systems has released the latest versions of its TireMaster 8.8.0 and TireMaster POS 3.8.8 software for independent tire dealers. Carfax service history reports are among the improvements.
The company says many of the features in this latest TireMaster release were developed as a direct result of user input gathered during workshops at the most recent ASA Client Conference.
One of the most significant changes includes a Carfax integration that will help dealers quickly add a new customer vehicle while instantly populating accurate VIN, year, make, and model detail, and with access to service history reports. Other enhancements include:
* additional flexibility with shop charge calculations;
* simplifying the sales process to customers who have national-account or government-support agreements with various vendors;
* improved inventory list sorting and database search capabilities; and
* increased functionality in the quote/estimate writer.
The company says the updated software provides ASA dealers more control in streamlining workflow and improving their customer service.
TireMaster is an integrated point-of-sale and accounting system that helps tire dealers perform fast transactions, sell more products and services, improve customer interaction, track customer history, market to and retain customers, and create an environment to increase tire store profitability.
“We continue to strive to demonstrate our support of our clients through innovative new updates that allow our products to better serve these tire dealers," says Dave Vogel, vice president and general manager at ASA Automotive Systems.
"By listening to our customers and responding to the various ways our software is used in the marketplace, we look to continually advance the capabilities and features inherent in our systems."
Headquartered in Merrimack, N.H., ASA Automotive Systems is part of the Friedman Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc.
ASA develops and builds licensed and cloud-based software solutions, delivers support and services, and enables leading independent tire dealers and automotive repair shops to achieve a maximum return on their information technology investment.
ASA’s software tools help tire dealers and auto repair shops manage all facets of their businesses and can be tailored to suit the order processing, accounting, ecommerce and business management needs of any size retail, commercial, wholesale, or retread operation. For more information, visit www.asaautomotive.com.
The nation’s largest network of independent tire dealers increased overall passenger and light truck tire unit sales in 2016 by 7.8% and same-store sales by 5.5%. With a net gain of 44 new Tire Pros stores last year, Ron Sinclair reminded dealers, “We have power!”
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The new BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI from Michelin North America Inc. is designed for passenger and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the Canadian market.
Registration is open for ASA Automotive Systems Inc.’s 2017 Software User Conference and Info Expo in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for April 30 to May 2.
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released Bravo 2.9, the latest update to its diagnostics software for the OTC Encore professional scan tool.
Women in Auto Care, formerly the Car Care Council Women’s Board, has released a new website as part of its recent rebranding initiative.
The RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) franchise has added three digital platforms designed to increase lead generation, store traffic and quote assessments for franchise owners.
The new ultra-high performance (UHP) Advan A052 is Yokohama Tire Corp.’s latest street-legal and race-ready tire.
As the market for CUVs, SUVs and pickups continues to expand, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is updating its product lineup with the new Evolution H/T all season highway tire. It replaces the Discoverer H/T.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. celebrated the completed renovation of its Data Center in Akron, Ohio, with a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The annual Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland is primarily a high profile car show presenting the very latest automotive technical advancements. It is also increasingly becoming a popular event in terms of tomorrow’s tire innovations, and once again most of Europe’s leading tire manufacturers were exhibiting this year.
The sales counter just moved. Well, it didn’t “just-move,” it’s been moving. In my early days of selling tires at retail, it all happened in a small area at the store known as the sales floor. Consumers called or visited the store where the initial details of a potential sale were discussed. Today, the initial discussion is digital. The salesperson at the store had a great deal of control because the product and pricing information resided with the salesperson at the store. Today, there’s plenty of product and pricing information available to the consumer before they call or visit.
The new ultra-high performance Advan A052 is part of Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Spring Getaway promotion, which rewards consumers with a choice of a 2016-2017 Chelsea Football Club (FC) jersey or a $60-$80 Visa prepaid card for purchases of select tires.
Hankook Tire America Corp. has hired a general counsel and public relations manager. Both are based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.