The Cleveland Plain Dealer says Dealer Tire LLC is a "Top Workplace" in Northeast Ohio. The newspaper selected Dealer Tire based solely on the results of an associate survey administered by an independent research firm.
Dealer Tire LLC continues to evolve as one of the largest tire wholesalers in the U.S. Its recent investment in Simple Tire LLC, dba SimpleTire.com, is one sign of that.
Close to 2,000 technicians at 129 dealerships in metropolitan Chicago have been celebrating the ironically named Labor Day since Aug. 1. That is when Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 members working under the Standard Automotive Agreement went on strike.
I have written in the past about how progressive and tire-dealer-like Costco Wholesale Corp. is. It just doesn't sell tires like a wholesale club, and it even sells online.
There were 5 million more passenger tires sold in the U.S. last year compared to 2013, and car dealerships accounted for 400,000 of those units. Their 8% share of the market is the highest it has ever been -- and it is growing.
With my mom moved to an assisted living facility in Sarasota, Fla., earlier this year, I recently visited her condo in Largo, Fla., and took the time to look through some of her papers.
Sears Auto Centers is offering "exclusive" deals on two of its high-end oil change options. And it is leveraging its partnerships with Ashland Inc. and NASCAR to do it.
There was a lot going on at the recent Myers Tire Supply (MTS) sales meeting and vendor fair, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Close to 50 suppliers were on hand to showcase their wares to the MTS salespeople.
NitroFill Inc. and the Castrol Motor Oil division of BP Lubricants USA Inc. have formed a joint venture -- and a program for car dealers.
For over a decade, the car dealer channel has been on the rise. Once barely an “also ran,” the channel has steadily increased retail market share in the U.S. from 1% in 1998 to a respectable 7% in 2012. That puts car dealers within closing distance of company-owned stores which stayed at 7.5% share in 2012 and within shouting distance of warehouse clubs that posted 8.5% (from Modern Tire Dealer’s Facts issues).
Prices that are too high and the inability to perform repairs properly are the main reasons that car owners become dissatisfied with auto repair shops, according to the latest "Consumer Reports" subscriber survey. But how do independent repair shops compare to car dealerships?
American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) posted net income of $117,000 on consolidated net sales of more than $3 billion for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011.
You would think that a longtime car dealer would know better. But in his blog about why new car tires wear out so fast, Earl Stewart made some, shall we say, "interesting" statements.