Some dealers believe a great way to get new and existing customers into a
tire dealership is by advertising and offering discounts for services - and that includes brake work. However,
approaches vary by dealership.
The auto care industry has a lot to look forward to in the coming decade. That was the message from a live question and answer session featuring Bret Robyck and Margaret Pittelkow during a packed opening day general session at the NAPA Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
It’s a rare tire dealership that does not occasionally see a car with
an illuminated check engine light. In fact, 65% of respondents
to MTD’s latest Tire Dealer Automotive Service Study report
that they offer engine diagnostic services.
Last year was the sixth warmest on record. As temperatures continue to hover at high levels, more drivers will use their vehicles’ air conditioning systems - leading to more service opportunities for tire dealers.
With more than 30 locations, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent tire dealerships in the western Pennsylvania/eastern Ohio area. Joe Flynn III, the company's president, discusses the challenges that come with growth in this MTD exclusive.
March and April are ideal times to discuss vehicle maintenance with customers - using their summer driving plans as a jumping-off point, says Brett Matschke, owner of Richlonn’s Tire & Service Centers, a dealership that’s based in Muskego, Wis.
Two of the most frustrating things to hear in our industry are “I’m too busy to go out looking for techs” and “Well, it’s been slow, so I don’t think I can afford another tech right now.” As an industry, we need to go out looking for people who aren’t looking for us.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) of Florida board of directors has announced that the organization will leave ASA and become the Florida Auto Care Alliance. It also will join forces with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance.
With the proliferation of tiers of tire brands, you are likely to survive those instances in which your preferred brands are not available. Automotive parts and lubricants, on the other hand, are another story.
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to enforce Right to Repair laws, "thereby ensuring that U.S. consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices," according to the Tire Industry Association.
Sessions from last week's ASE Instructors Training Conference can still be accessed and viewed. More than 1,000 instructors, presenters and industry guests from across the country participated in the event.