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January 29, 2015

Goodyear's 5 most dramatic goals in 2015

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has set some very aggressive goals for itself -- and its dealers -- in 2015. The company shared them with the record 2,140 people attending the recent Goodyear dealer conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Tags: B.O.B., Dealer meeting, Online tire sales, Rich Kramer

January 22, 2015

B.O.B. blog lists tariff winners and losers

When it comes to the additional tariffs on consumer tire imports from China, there are several winners, at least in their own minds.

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Tire tariffs, USW

January 8, 2015

Tire tariffs and their (domino) effect on you

If implemented, will anti-dumping duties on consumer tire imports from China be severe enough to cause tire companies to react accordingly? Evidently, the countervailing duties that went into effect on Dec. 1, 2014, were bad enough to get the ball rolling.

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese tire imports, Del-Nat, Price increases, Tire tariffs


December 29, 2014

An inside look at Walmart's tire pricing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., doing business as Walmart, doesn't claim it has the lowest prices. It does market them as "everyday low prices."

Tags: B.O.B., tire prices, Walmart


December 18, 2014

Oops: MTD editor can't blame the calculator

Even with a calculator, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich wasn't able to do simple division in his last blog. His mistake "only" led to a difference of nearly 29 billion miles.

Tags: B.O.B., Gas prices, Miles driven


December 11, 2014

One dealer's key to customer service

How do you perpetuate customer loyalty? Will a coupon do the trick?

Tags: B.O.B., Customer service, MTD Tire Dealer of the Year

November 24, 2014

Counterfeit tires make their way into the U.S.

What do fake Louis Vuitton handbags, Rolex watches, "vintage" Bordeaux wines and Pegasus Advanta SUV tires have in common? They are all counterfeit, according to Consumer Reports.

Tags: B.O.B., Consumer Reports, Gray market


November 13, 2014

Who attended the SEMA Show? Who did not?

Who attended the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show? Out of the estimated 140,000 people who registered, there were plenty of dignitaries.

Tags: 2014 Global Tire Expo, 2014 SEMA Show, B.O.B., Duck Dynasty, TBC Corp.

October 23, 2014

What does the U.S. have against Double Coin?

Wow. The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) wants to come down hard on Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and its domestic marketing arm, China Manufacturers Association LLC.

Tags: B.O.B., Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tire tariffs

September 29, 2014

Is Chinese quality an oxymoron? Are comments just moronic? Let us know what you think

All we can say is, "Wow!" A recent blog about the quality of Chinese tires inspired opinions ranging in tone from loving to hateful.

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Consumer Reports


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