Colleen Horn Doyle, legal counsel for McCarthy Tire Service Inc., has been named to the prestigious “2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers.
JMK Computerized Tire Dealer Information System (JMK) reports its J-Connect service allows tire dealers' customers direct website access to their vehicles’ service history, independent of the software systems being used.
This service displays customer-specific vehicle service history on a tire dealer's B2C website, along with targeted sales messages directly related to their vehicle's service recommendations with supportive coupons.
The significance of this is that the interface is independent of the software system used on the sales counter and on the website. “This new system is set up to present vehicle service history data from POS systems like MaddenCo, ASA, Vast, Freedom Soft, TCS, Andreoli, TireWorks, etc., displayed directly on the dealer's B2C website from E-Solution (Tireweb, Ezytire, Treadmart), 50 Below, Net Driven, TCS or local generation," says Jim Krakower, director of system development at JMK.
"That feature tethers a dealer's customer to their shop, giving another reason for loyalty in a marketplace cluttered with competitors offering parallel 'match the price' vehicle services."
J-Connect also ties into J-Match to allow mobile device access directly from a windshield-affixed QR code. For more information, see http://www.jmktdis.com/data/J-MatchVehServiceHist.pdf.
JMK System users also can option a verified appointment scheduler linking directly back to their POS system, with fully automated work order setup.
This brings value to both the dealer and the customer, as a 24/7 marketing resource, notes Krakower.
The new General Grabber APT from Continental Tire the Americas LLC is an all-purpose-terrain tire designed for on-road, off-road and snow performance.
Tireco Inc.'s new mobile responsive website for Milestar tires is designed to showcase updated news, features and available tire sizes while serving as a hub for consumers to interact with the Milestar brand.
Tire Industry veteran Chris Tolbert has joined Kenda USA's North American Automotive Business team as director of business development. He will report to Vice President Brandon Stotsenburg, who says Tolbert will help "accelerate Kenda’s strong sales and brand awareness in the PCR and LTR segment with premium performance at a value price.”
Ride Control LLC has launched its Gabriel website training menu with a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings. This includes videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs and FAQs for both light and heavy-duty vehicles.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. posted income before taxes of 3.1 trillion won on net sales of nearly 17.3 trillion won for the second period ended June 30, 2017. That compares to income of 2 trillion won on sales of 16.4 trillion won for the same period in fiscal 2016.
Beginning this week Hankook Tire America Corp. tire dealers are partnering with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization, hosting events that offer free services to veterans in their communities.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will host Automotive Tire Service (ATS) instructor classes Oct. 10-13, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.
Mighty Distributing System of America Inc. has released an improved brake program that provides a “better” and “best” solution for automotive repair facilities and their customers.
Members of the Tire Dealers Association of Western Pennsylvania are invited to gather at this weekend's Pittsburgh Pirates game.
Robert Bosch LLC added coverage for vehicles from Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Fiat, Hyundai, Mazda, Kia, Jeep, Scion and Subaru in August 2017.
Tire Rack Inc.’s latest test set to define what makes a tire a good value. Is it all about price, or what a consumer gets for his or her money? Tire Rack tested three entry-level tires against what it considers one of “the best bang-for-your-buck” touring tires on the market — the General AltiMax RT43.
Who is Dave Marks? He is the new CEO and president of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG). He replaced Michael Cox, who retired on Aug. 1, 2017.
The Automotive Aftermarket Riders’ Club (AARC) seeks riders, sponsors and pledges for its annual motorcycle ride to fund industry scholarships and educational initiatives for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s scientists have completed a five-year $6.9 million federal grant to produce and road test concept passenger tires made with guayule plant-based polymers.