Were you surprised Giti Tire decided to build a plant in South Carolina?
I didn't care either way(43.8%)
American Tire Distributors' ownership is exploring a sale of the company. What do you think will happen to ATD?
IPO takes place(32.6%)
Tire manufacturer buys company(12.2%)
Another private equity company buys it(23.8%)
Not able to sell(16.9%)
Is sold in pieces(12.2%)
Prefers current business model(2.3%)
How big a threat to your retail tire business are car dealerships?
No threat. We beat them on service and price.(35.4%)
Increased competition -- they're ramping up!(46.9%)
About the same -- we've competed against them for years.(17.7%)
How do your winter tire sales this month compare to January 2013?
Same as last January(20.8%)
Will the Affordable Care Act change the way you do business?
No, it's business as usual.(39.2%)
Yes, I'm reducing what my plan covers.(6.7%)
Yes, I'm eliminating family coverage.(8.3%)
Yes, my employees will pay more.(33.3%)
Yes, I'll do a couple or all of the things listed here.(12.5%)
Tire pressure monitoring systems -- boost or burden?
A boost, we profit from servicing them(16.1%)
A burden, they're time-consuming to service(23.2%)
A boost, they save lives(28.6%)
A burden, consumers don't understand the technology(32.1%)
Is there room for more consumer tire brands in the U.S.?
The more, the merrier(18.2%)
There are too many(58.4%)
Depends on the price(3.9%)
Depends on the quality(15.6%)
I like it the way it is(3.9%)
Which of the following is your fiercest competitor?
Do you allow your employees to bring guns into the workplace?
It hasn't come up(12.7%)