The winner of our first Tire Dealer of the Year Award and the winners of the 25th prize have a lot in common. Both focus on serving each customer to the best of their abilities. They look at what can be gained from the positive, word-of-mouth publicity that follows, instead of the initial cost involved.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
Consumer Reports' (CR) survey on the tire purchase experience includes everything from what drives tire purchases to satisfaction with tire buying. CR collected responses from more than 48,500 of its subscribers.
When tire dealers get together in an open forum, they can talk about almost anything. Stiff competition. Eroding or improving supplier-dealer relationships. The effect low-cost Chinese tires are having on their businesses.
Which tire company is associated with Major League Baseball? Is it Falken Tire Corp.? Hankook Tire America Corp.? Yokohama Tire Corp.? Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.? Kenda USA? Nexen Tire America Inc.?
It still bothers me when people refer to tires as “wheels.” Yes, they are inseparable, like peanut butter and jelly (grape, preferably), Hewlett and Packard, and Batman and Robin, to name a few famous pairings
Despite intents and purposes to the contrary, the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association (NJSTDA) appeared to be on its deathbed on Sept. 15, 2015.
Who will be your next great competitor? As independent tire dealers, you already compete against stores owned by tire manufacturers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, car dealerships and muffler shops.
Selling tires online to consumers remains a hot topic in our industry, especially if tire manufacturers are doing the selling.
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on the steps of the United States Capitol at noon on Jan. 20, 2017. Like or dislike him, he will be the leader of the free world for at least the next four years.
The faster the industry gets on board H.R. 4715, the better. It is legislation that we need in order to prevent, well, further legislation.
There are some 30,000 independent tire dealerships in the United States. The majority of you are one-store operations.
Tire manufacturers spend a tremendous amount of money annually on all sorts of motorsports activities. It would be a safe bet to say they believe they are getting great returns on their investments in addition to any technological advancements.