As automakers over the past year have been playing whack-a-mole — attacking everything from COVID-19 production shutdowns, part and microchip shortages, and supply chain problems — it means there have been plenty of disruptions at the neighborhood car dealership. And that presents tire dealers with opportunity, but also some fresh challenges.
Auto service professionals with automobile certifications A1-A9 can get a one-time, one-year extension of their unexpired credentials by subscribing to the ASE renewal app, according to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Owners and operators of tire dealerships and automotive service shops, no matter how large or small, are being targeted by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. This is the federal agency that enforces minimum wage, record keeping and overtime rules.
How much have sales and profits generated by automotive services changed in the last 10 years? Very little, according to Modern Tire Dealer research. But there has been change in the services offered by independent tire dealers.
According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires increased modestly in May. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.8% more tires last month relative to the previous year’s period. Despite the fact that demand improved in May, sales trends were not significant enough to definitively change the narrative that demand trends have not met expectations for the first half of 2017, which included three consecutive months of negative volumes.