Longtime Manager Steps Into Ownership of Flagship Store
May 3, 2021
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. will acquire two of the four retail stores in Massachusetts previously owned and operated by Barry Steinberg. The longtime manager of the flagship Direct Tire and Auto Service store in Watertown, Mass., will become its new owner.
Replacement consumer tire sales continue to drive Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s recovery and rebound from COVID-19, with overall replacement tire volume increasing 14% in the first quarter, a number Goodyear says "significantly" exceeded the industry. The tiremaker recorded sales of $3.5 billion in the period, up 15% from a year ago, yet still shy of pre-pandemic results.
Barry Steinberg, who recently died at the age of 75, was named MTD's first Tire Dealer of the Year in 1993. This article from the November 1993 issue of MTD - titled "Tire Dealer of the Year Does Service with a Style" - explains why.
The tire and alignment data captured by the Groove Glove from Tire Profiles Inc. now integrates with AutoText.me, meaning the results are instantly transferred to a customer's Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) report.
During a two-month campaign Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Centers raised more than $7,000 for the Central Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tuffy locations in central Florida and around the U.S. supported the effort.
In our latest exclusive interview with Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub LLC, we cover all the essentials, including the current state of tire supply, expansion plans, and what the potential Goodyear-Cooper deal could mean for TireHub and its customers.
The state of Washington has passed a law establishing a 2030 target for phasing out the sale of gas-powered vehicles. It sets the most aggressive state goal in the U.S. for moving to an all-electric future and puts Washington five years ahead of California's 2035 target.