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Cover Story - November 2019

How to Catch (and Retain) Great Employees

By: Dennis McCarron

Most independent tire dealers get into the tire and automotive service business because they enjoy fixing vehicles or selling things. Many probably started working for a larger chain or their father/mother/grandparents and got pretty good at fixing and selling, so they thought, “I’d like to be my own boss doing this.”  And they scraped together enough cash, took on enormous debt, and hung their shingle outside. 

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Outgoing Tire Industry Association President John Evankovich is director of Sam’s Clubs’ tire and battery centers.
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Environmental Issues Took Top Priority for Outgoing TIA President

John Evankovich, outgoing president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has worked nearly 30 years at Sam’s Club Inc. in Bentonville, Ark. He started out as a tire technician, was promoted to management positions over the years, and 15 years ago was named director of the company’s tire and battery centers.

Figure 1: Identifying the tire pressure sensor components.
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TPMS: Chrysler Jeep and Renegade, 2015-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2015–2017 Chrysler Jeeps and Jeep Renegades is provided as standard on all models and shows the tire pressure values through a dedicated submenu in the instrument panel display.

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Trust Trumps Features and Benefits: First, Seek to Understand. Then Sell

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 150 million people currently employed in the U.S. Out of all those hard-working people, about 15 million or so consider themselves to be salespeople. So, essentially, one in every 10 working Americans is out there, trying to sell something for a living.

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