There will be 3.6 million high school graduates in the United States this year. We don’t need them all. But we do need thousands of them as automotive technicians. The questions are where do we need them, how do we recruit them and how do we train them?
Tiremakers say dealers need to have a thorough understanding of EV design dynamics, EV tire construction and how installation of the correct replacement tire can preserve - and even enhance - vehicle performance.
Last year was the sixth warmest on record. As temperatures continue to hover at high levels, more drivers will use their vehicles’ air conditioning systems - leading to more service opportunities for tire dealers.
In their 1964 hit, The Beatles sang about “Eight days a week.” For
the last several years, Dale Donovan, the owner of Donovan’s
Auto & Tire Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been singing the
praises of being open five days a week.
The next great innovation in tire and automotive service doesn’t have to be expensive. But it must be well thought-out and it must make your customer experience better than what your competitors provide.