Size proliferation was just one of the factors that caused a lot of tire retailers to get out of the known used tire business after the fallout from the recall.

Defining Safe Used Tires: Fear of the Unknown May Eliminate Them From the Aftermarket

Now that my father has been out the tire business for almost a decade, he’s learning all kinds of interesting details regarding our after hours activities at the shop when we were kids. One of my personal favorites was the practice of strategically positioning scrap tires in the scrap tire trailer so they could be easily retrieved and installed on a friend’s car.


5 Money-Making, Business-Improving Tips From the 2017 K&M Tire Meeting

As independent tire dealers battle the competition, they often search for the one thing that will help them stand out. At the 2017 K&M Tire Inc. annual dealer conference, the wholesaler provided a day-and-a-half event full of educational sessions to help dealers identify those opportunities.


TIA Will Release ATS Program Update in 2017

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will release the update to the Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) program currently in production in the first quarter of 2017.


TIA 's Rohlwing Is Set to Speak at the ITT Conference

The Tire Industry Association's own Kevin Rohlwing will be a featured speaker at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tire Technology (ITT). The conference will be held Oct. 25-27, 2016, in Dresden, Germany.


More Ways to Avoid the Lawsuit Blues

In Modern Tire Dealer’s 2016 Performance Handbook, Kevin Rohlwing wrote a dynamic story on how to avoid the lawsuit blues when installing custom tires and wheels. That didn’t mean avoid a lawsuit, however.


TIA Updates Its Commercial Tire Service Program

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has issued an update to its Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Program. The Association has mailed out 10,000 copies of the updated manual to dealers and its 800 certified CTS instructors.


Guilty Until Proven Innocent

If you asked a group of business owners what causes them to lose the most sleep at night, I’m willing to bet that a lot of them would say the fear of being named in a lawsuit is always in the back of their mind. Even though the company has insurance to cover the litigation costs, the thought of losing everything if the award exceeds the coverage is terrifying for an owner.

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