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Chip Wood

‘We’re in the Long Game:’ Tire Dealer of the Year Chip Wood Leads Tire Discounters Into the Future

The year was 1976. Armed with $5,000 in hard-earned savings and a matching loan from his father, 22-year-old Chip Wood opened his first tire store - a rough and tumble former gas station on the east side of Cincinnati, complete with missing windows and a garage door that was too small to accommodate a car. Nearly 45 years later, Wood's dealership, Tire Discounters, is one of the country's largest tire store chains, a state-of-the-art operation on the cutting edge of tire and auto service retailing. And Wood is MTD's 2020 Tire Dealer of the Year. 


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Take Action Now to 'Recession-Proof' Your Business

Take Action Now to 'Recession-Proof' Your Business

I’m no economist, but there sure are a lot of them writing and talking about a possible recession. If a recession is indeed around the corner, I hope it happens later than sooner. But either way, we must prepare our businesses to ensure they weather the storm. I truly believe that those of us who take the right steps will come out on the other side in good shape.
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Dealers Speculate Passenger Tire Volumes Will Increase Going Forward

Dealers Speculate Passenger Tire Volumes Will Increase Going Forward

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was slightly better than flat in July despite greater-than-normal volatility in the sample of responses. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold marginally more tires last month relative to the previous year, following a 1.1% increase in June and a 0.6% decrease in May.
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