A recent review of buying from warehouse clubs was interesting because it singled out tires at one point.
Costco has received a lot of lovin' of late. The second largest tire-selling warehouse club comes out on top when compared to Sam's Club, which sells tires at 178 more stores than Costco does.
Which of these tire merchandisers has superior customer service: Costco Wholesale Corp. or Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart)? The clear answer, according to a book on, believe it or not, healthcare, is Costco.
There were 5 million more passenger tires sold in the U.S. last year compared to 2013, and car dealerships accounted for 400,000 of those units. Their 8% share of the market is the highest it has ever been -- and it is growing.
Who is the competitor you respect the most, or, at the very least, follow more closely than any other?
Everyone seems to sell tires these days. But of all your competitors, who is the one you follow most closely?
Michelin North America Inc. really knows how to make tire pricing exciting.
MTD Editor Bob Ulrich recently returned from a 2,665 mile trip to see how tire dealers were faring. He touches on his observations in his latest blog, "MTD editor encounters good news on the road."