Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) is taking its show on the road in a series of seven regional meetings designed to make it easier and less expensive for members to attend.
The Point S expansion in Canada continues, with two stores in Alberta joining the group of independent tire dealers.
Bill Leach had wanted to expand beyond his one-store tire business in Paola, Kan., for some time. So when he finally found the perfect location for a second store, about 30 miles away in Baldwin City, Kan., he was ready to roll. And one decision at least was an easy one.
The Automotive Distribution Network (Network) has named Mike Whitten its first chief financial officer.
K&M Tire Inc. offered its dealers access to more rebates, both for tires and automotive parts, in 2015, and is promising even more services and benefits in 2016.
During its recent fall membership meeting in Phoenix, the Automotive Distribution Network (Network) elected David Prater president of the group, succeeding Mike Lambert, who retired earlier this year.
Dealers often highlight marketing as a particularly troubling and confusing element of their businesses. That's one reason why Tire Pros is taking its marketing training on the road.
The 157 members of Tire Factory Inc. and their more than 200 stores in the U.S. will join Point S, an international network of independent tire and car service dealers in 27 countries.
When Manny Geno took over the family tire business in 2006, he wanted to transform it from a grease monkey, good ol’ boy shop to a destination for customers who need tire and automotive work in the small town of Booneville, Miss.
Manny Geno considers the tools offered by his program group to be his dealership’s secret weapon. “It’s up to me, the dealer, to implement them. I’m not going to be able to use all of them, but it certainly has been a big plus for us.”
Tire Pros, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD), is partnering with Independent We Stand, a nationwide movement of independent businesses that believe buying local can make a big impact in communities across the country.
Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) and U.S. AutoForce of Appleton, Wis. announce a partnership on a comprehensive marketing program for independent tire dealers.
The name United Tire & Service LLC reflects the mission of 17 independent tire stores in Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley: unite to compete against big box retailers and national tire dealers. “We are individual businessmen who have gotten together to buy better,” says Ken Sylvester, president.