“It’s nice to be wanted, but it’s even nicer to be needed.” In a nutshell, that’s Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s philosophy when it comes to online tire sales.
RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels in Jonesboro, Ark., picked one hardworking mom from thousands of entries as the winner of a brand new car.
David Harrison, owner of the RNR franchise in Jonesboro, presented Shereka Ray with a 2016 Buick Encore. Harrison created the Mother's Day car giveaway based on his own experience. He and his three siblings were raised by a single mom, and he watched her sacrifice so she could provide her children with a normal childhood. By the time he was in his 20s, he was able to by his mother a new car, and said he could never forget "the overwhelming joy and appreciation" she expressed.
The winner of this year's giveaway is also a single mom. Ray was chosen "due to her resilience overcoming adversity, devotion to motherhood, involvement in her community through helping victims of abuse, as well as her time spent serving in the military for the National Guard."
The RNR store gave Ray the car, paid the sales tax and licensing fees, and also gave her a $500 gift card for fuel. Yokohama Tire Corp. also donated the first set of replacement tires to Ray.
“RNR’s commitment to positively impacting the lives of our dedicated associates and wonderful customers has always been at the forefront of our company’s core values,” says Larry Sutton, founder and president of RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels. “Today was truly one of the proudest days I have ever experienced in business. It was an honor to help support such a deserving single mother and a true blessing for all those who played a role in making this event possible.”
For more information about RNR and its franchise opportunities, visit www.RNRfranchise.com.
James "Jim" Stocking Sr., the second-generation owner of Park Tire Co. in Lincoln Park, Mich., died Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was 93.
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.
Monro Muffler Brake Inc. is acquiring 20 more stores in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.
The new Vanderbilt Grand Spirit Touring L/X and C/X tires from TBC Brands LLC are designed to combine outstanding wet traction performance with extended, even wear.
The new Robinair AC1234-4 for R-1234yf systems from Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is designed for both standard and high-voltage AC systems.
The Tech200Pro from Bartec USA LLC is an is an all-in-one stand-alone tire inspection tool designed to help front counter associates better communicate the precise condition of a customer’s tire.
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 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.
Following leaks from South Carolina in early June that Orangeburg County is expecting an investment of $1 billion from a Chinese company named “Wanli,” many in the tire industry wanted to know more details. Chief among them was the question, “Who on earth is Wanli?”
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.
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.