Michelin North America Inc. knew its pilot online tire sales program would not be embraced by all the dealers who sell Michelin, at least at first.
Steve Fortner, owner of Tire Country Inc. in Gastonia, N.C., was very unhappy with Michelin North America Inc.’s decision to sell BFGoodrich tires online in the greater Charlotte, N.C., area. He said so very clearly in a letter he sent to Michelin executives and Modern Tire Dealer.
Tires are ingrained in our society, whether on America's highways or in pop culture. That kind of makes independent tire dealers rock stars!
Justice has prevailed. In a preliminary ruling, the U.S. Department of Commerce has sided with Indian OTR tire manufacturers, saying no anti-dumping duties are necessary.
Competition is always a good thing. Even coming up short is better than receiving a participation trophy.
Modern Tire Dealer and Auto Service Professional won six medals for editorial excellence at the 25th International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC).
Earlier this year, Tire Discounters Inc. reached a rare milestone -- it opened its 100th store. Of all the independent dealers on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 list, only eight dealerships can make that claim (next up: Belle Tire Distributors Inc.).
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..." were the words Jim Phelps, the leader of the U.S. government's covert Impossible Missions Force on "Mission: Impossible," listened to every week on CBS television from 1966-73. He clearly had a choice in the matter.
Is DieHard really the best brand name for a tire? Modern Tire Dealer readers aren’t so sure. And they have plenty of other opinions about Sears Holding Corp.’s re-emergence in the tire business.
The recent introduction of the DieHard Silver Touring A/S tire is part of a new Sears Holdings Corp. strategy that includes the Kenmore and Craftsman lines as well.
When Sears Holdings Corp. launched its DieHard Silver Touring A/S tire line, there were informational gaps in the announcement.
The OTR tire tariff situation is getting down to the nitty-gritty. The U.S. Department of Commerce is getting ready to make its first preliminary rulling, this one on countervailing duty margins against tire imports from India and Sri Lanka.
Why in the world would any global tire manufacturer want to enter the ultra-competitive truck tire market in the U.S. and Canada at this time? Especially given the strength (ask any domestic retreader) of low-cost radial imports in the market?