Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire Inc. is focusing on building business at newly acquired company stores, such as the Las Cruces, N.M., outlet, while launching a franchise model nationally this month.
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MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.

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Flynn's Tire is sponsoring a diaper drive

Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service is sponsoring a diaper drive for families in need. “Kristi’s Diaper Drive” is a senior high school project inspired by Kristi Fitzgerald, daughter of Shaun Fitzgerald, general manager of Flynn’s Tire Wholesale.

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Flynn's Tire opens new warehouse in Ohio

The wholesale division of Flynn's Tire Group recently opened a 50,000-square-foot warehouse and office complex in Solon, Ohio. The new distribution center replaces a facility in Brecksville, Ohio.

Flynn's Tire Wholesale shared added dimensions to its advertising and marketing support programs with the 105 independent dealers present.
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Flynn's Tire briefs its dealers on new programs

Flynn's Tire Wholesale recently rolled out several new programs to 53 of its accounts. The meeting took place at the Marriott Hotel in Cranberry Township, Pa., and was hosted by Shaun Fitzgerald, general manager of Flynn's Tire Wholesale Division.

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SEMA Show, Day Two: In like Flynn's Tire

Joe Flynn III, president of Flynn's Tire & Auto Service based in Mercer, Pa., came to the 2010 SEMA Show to see "equipment, software and tires," not necessarily in that order.

Phil Nussbaum, president of Amarillo, Texas-based A to Z Tire & Battery Inc. (left) talks with Jim Mayfield, president of Del-Nat Tire Corp. during Del-Nat’s recent dealer meeting. “If you go back 25 years ago, you could go to one manufacturer that made 95% of what you needed,” says Nussbaum. It isn’t that easy today, he notes.
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What does the future hold for private brands?

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s 2006 decision to discontinue production of certain private brand tires represented a seismic shift for a segment of the market that has traditionally enjoyed a high degree of supplier-customer consistency and predictability.

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