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Who is the competitor you respect the most, or, at the very least, follow more closely than any other?

According to our recent Web poll on the topic, it's you! Or at least those who look like you.

Close to 42% of you said fellow independent tire dealers were your fiercest competitors. Tire company-owned stores were second, followed by car dealerships. Here are the results:

Fellow independent, 41.7%.

Company-owned stores, 28.3%.

Car dealers, 13.3%.

Warehouse clubs, 8.3%.

Walmart, 6.7%.

Sears, 1.7%.

Our new Web poll question asks if there is room for more consumer tire brands in the United States. Let us know what you think by answering the poll question, which is located on the right-hand side of the Modern Tire Dealer home page under "Web Poll: Sponsored by Bridgestone" (after you scroll down a little).

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