Program and dealer groups have been around for decades. But due to continued consolidation, changing consumer preferences and other factors, it could be argued that the need for these organizations is greater than ever.
K&M Tire Inc. is providing members of its Mr. Tire/Big 3 Tire program group with enhanced - and additional - tools to help drive more traffic to their locations and simplify the sales process, both at the counter and in the back office.
Bill Leach had wanted to expand beyond his one-store tire business in Paola, Kan., for some time. So when he finally found the perfect location for a second store, about 30 miles away in Baldwin City, Kan., he was ready to roll. And one decision at least was an easy one.