After 30 years in business, Dean and Chris Pellegrino, the husband-and-wife owners of California Tire Co., have sold their tire store and automotive service location to another husband-wife team — Joe and Holly Shaw.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has opened sales and service departments in three of its Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants, including two locations near Los Angeles.
Tire’s Warehouse Inc. is opening a new distribution center June 15, 2015, in Union City, Calif. This is the sixth warehouse in California for Tire’s Warehouse, which also conducts business in Fountain Valley, Redlands, Santa Fe Springs, Sylmar, and the headquarters in Corona.
Worldpac Inc. has opened a new regional distribution center in Santa Cruz, California. The facility offers expanded delivery and service options to local independent automotive repair professionals in the area.
A new law in California requires retail tire dealers to properly check and inflate the tires of the light vehicles they are repairing. And there is no waiting period: The regulation already is in effect.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association calls a California State Assembly bill that would require tire dealers to disclose the date of a tire's manufacture "a lawsuit magnet."
What happens in California doesn't always stay in California. Two legislative efforts in the Golden State could greatly affect tire dealers across the nation.
Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich doesn't have all the answers, but he has a lot of opinions on his B.O.B. blog.