Shoppers are spending less time making purchasing decisions and they want a simpler shopping experience. These were some of the findings from the most recent Synchrony Major Purchase Study of consumer behavior.
TBC Brands LLC has introduced an enhanced version of its Sailun Advantage truck tire warranty.
Transportation data provider INRIX reports that overall daily national traffic volume for consumers, local fleets and long-haul trucks was down 38% for March 21-27, relative to Feb. 22-28.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. will restart its North American commercial tire plants on April 13. Its consumer tire manufacturing plants in North America and Latin America are scheduled to reopen the first week in May, with some facilities possibly opening sooner.
Nokian Tyres plc has extended the temporary closure of its tire plant in Dayton, Tenn.
With the start of its racing season delayed due to COVID-19, the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires has gone virtual with a new five-race e-series, according to Cooper officials.
Myers Tire Supply says it has increased its inventory levels and enhanced its supply chains to “fully support our customers” during the COVID-19 crisis.
Nokian Tyres plc will restart production at its tire factory in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, as scheduled on Monday, April 6.
Kumho Tire Co. Inc.'s Solus 4S HA32 tire has won the 2020 Red Dot Design Award in the transportation category.
Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. resumed tire production at its factory in Hangzhou Qiantang New District in China, and the company says its plants in China and Thailand are both running at full capacity to meet customer needs.
Craig Tate, president of Tate Boys Tire & Service LLC, which has seven retail locations throughout Oklahoma, said the impact of COVID-19 on his dealership was nearly immediate.
Some Discount Tire and America's Tire stores remain closed due to COVID-19, but the company has resumed the offering of all services to consumers at its 1,000+ stores that remain open.
The Auto Care Association and Dentons US LLP will co-host a webinar on Small Business Administration loans during the COVID-19 crisis on April 8 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
Pirelli & Cie SpA expects the coronavirus will cause an 18% drop in the replacement tire market globally. The numbers are slightly worse for the original equipment market.
On April 7, Bobit Business Media, parent company of Modern Tire Dealer, Auto Service Professional and other publications, will host the webinar “Navigating the CARES Act for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses with Fleets.”
The impact of COVID-19 on independent tire dealerships has been swift and profound. Starting this week, MTD will share stories of dealers who are grappling with this unprecedented situation.
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