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The Modern Tire Dealer COVID-19 data center has all the resources you need to stay up to date on how the global pandemic is affecting the automotive aftermarket industry. See our latest audience survey results and content.

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Bridgestone Tire Production Down 33% in First Half of 2020

Plant shutdowns during the first half of 2020 have affected tire production worldwide....

Bridgestone Corp. is accepting unpredictability and bracing for the possibility of a second wave of the coronavirus in Japan and abroad. In establishing its first financial forecast of the year, the tiremaker says it is assuming a drop in demand in the fourth quarter of 2020.


AAPEX 2020 Goes Virtual

AAPEX 2020 will be an online-only event, due to restrictions on gatherings and travel in the...

The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) has canceled its in-person tradeshow for 2020 due to COVID-19, and instead will offer a virtual experience for attendees.

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7 Things to Know About the 2020 Tire Market

Tire demand around the world was “severely depressed” during the first six months of 2020 - that’s how the Michelin Group put it. And as the industry tries to turn things around in the second half of the year, I thought it would be good to review Michelin’s current take on things.


Monro Stores Are Climbing Back After 41% Drop in April

Monro recently put its store rebranding efforts on hold.

Sales at Monro Inc. for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 reflect the effects of COVID-19, with sales in April, May and June dropping 22.1% compared to the previous year. Tires, which account for more than half of the company’s sales, were easily the best performing category, and they were down 14%.