In the entertainment industry, bad publicity is often cited as being better than no publicity. In the tire industry, the opposite is true.
Are tires less expensive at warehouse clubs than at independent tire dealerships? A recent business writer from U.S. News & World Report seems to think so.
At present, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the Arizona Republic may not be on speaking terms. The newspaper recently wrote an unflattering story on the company involving lawsuits surrounding one of its tires.
The executives at Hunter Engineering Co. put their faith in the processes they have put in place. A recent tour of the 69-year-old tire equipment manufacturer's headquarters proved that.
Someone is charging $14.95 for an oil change in Northeast Ohio! By comparison, the average price charged for a conventional or synthetic blend oil change in 2014 was $20.47.
The Chinese economy is slumping. So last week, China devalued its currency -- twice, no less.
By the numbers, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. enjoyed very positive results in the second quarter of its 2015 fiscal year.
The last time tariffs on Chinese consumer tire imports from China were in place, few domestic tire manufacturers made their feelings known on the subject.
Duties on consumer tires imported from China are not a done deal. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) still has to determine if they ultimately will be implemented.
The hottest topic in our industry centers on tire tariffs. Tire manufacturers are anxious to know what the final tariffs will be, and if they will be retroactive in any way.
If you think everything that can be said about the dissolution of the alliance between Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been said, think again.
When Sam Gibara-led Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. entered into an alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. in 1999, it was considered by all accounts a bold move. Not everyone, however, was optimistic that the union would work out for both parties.
Michelin North America Inc. has big plans for its Uniroyal brand. Somewhere, Uni, Roy and Al are raising their glasses in celebration!
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.