If a vehicle wheel is cracked, can it be repaired? The general consensus is no, unless repairing the crack does not compromise the structural integrity of the wheel. It’s not easy to determine that, however.
Five years ago, we asked executives from tire mounting and balancing equipment manufacturers and marketers a forward-looking question: What will the next generation of tire mounting and balancing machines look like?
Remember when our industry’s anchor brands were a big part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show? No? You are not alone. Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear tires were hard to find in the Las Vegas Convention Center last year.
My wife, Tris, likes cars. Always has. As a kid she used to help her father work on his vehicles because, as she says, “I had little hands and could get into spaces he couldn’t.”
Hurricanes directly affected a number of RNR Tire Express outlets in September, whether they were existing stores or under construction. That includes the recently opened 100th store, located in Sarasota, Fla.
Would you consider your business model average? Probably not. But you can learn a lot about your business when you benchmark your profile against the average dealer.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) hosted its annual awards night on the eve of the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
More than nine months have passed since I outlined what incoming President Donald Trump said he would do to help small businesses and their workers. In his Contract with the American Voter, he listed seven actions he would take to protect American workers within his first 100 days in office.
This year, in order to meet consumers’ changing needs, we will offer another way to purchase Goodyear consumer tires, and this is... online.” With those words, Andy Traicoff, vice president of consumer sales and customer development for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., set in motion what was thought to be a paradigm shift in the tire industry.
Last year, U.S. consumers purchased 14.1 million passenger and light truck tires online. The total represents 6% of all aftermarket tire sales at the retail level.
The TBC Purchasing Group is responsible for the acquisition of all goods for resale by the sales channel of TBC Corp. As a result, Bill Dashiell, senior vice president of the group’s Commercial Tire Division, not only serves as a commercial tire marketing manager, but also acts as a liaison to the TBC Wholesale Group.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
Consumer Reports' (CR) survey on the tire purchase experience includes everything from what drives tire purchases to satisfaction with tire buying. CR collected responses from more than 48,500 of its subscribers.