Survey Says Dealer Tire Is a Top Workplace

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.


Chicago Union on Strike, Car Dealers on Hold

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.


Car dealerships gain market share -- again

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.

The MTS vending machine is an inventory management system that uses cloud-based software.

Myers Tire Supply gets in touch with its suppliers

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.


The secrets to car dealer success

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).


Survey compares car dealers to independents

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?


ATD reached $3 billion in sales in 2011

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.

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