Ron Ledgard

Ron Ledgard

Managing Editor

Ron Ledgard is the managing editor for Modern Tire Dealer and Auto Service Professional. He previously worked for The Athletic, the Akron Beacon Journal and DK Pittsburgh Sports. He started at MTD and ASP in January of 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. #H2P He enjoys the outdoors, cooking (or, at least, eating food) and running (but that is a work in progress).

ARTICLES

MTDPodcastlogo.jpeg

Podcast: MTD Editors Break Down The Top Tire Industry Stories of 2021

Join the editors of Modern Tire Dealer for The Modern Tire Dealer Show, a weekly podcast covering everything that’s important to tire dealers. In this episode, editors Mike Manges, Ron Ledgard and Joy Kopcha analyze the biggest tire industry stories of the last several months - from mergers and acquisitions to tire supply and the ongoing shipping crisis - and what they mean for you.


Read More
oil

Engine Technology Brings New Standards

Mileage Isn't Only Factor That Decides Time for Oil Changes

COVID-19 oozed into every part of our lives this past year and that includes the engines in our cars. Americans have driven less during the past 12 months, but that doesn’t mean oil changes should be happening any less frequently.


Read More
COVID 1

Lessons Learned From COVID-19

Dealers Share 10 Ideas to Make Your Business Stronger

COVID-19 changed how independent tire dealerships do business — in many positive, profit-enhancing ways. One year later, 10 thriving tire dealers describe the quick, sometimes-tough decisions they made after the pandemic hit, how those changes made their businesses stronger and why other dealers should follow suit.


Read More