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Autonomous Vehicles Gain Momentum

It seems autonomous vehicles continue to pique the interest of journalists everywhere, and that includes me. I have gone on record as saying they won't take over our highways anytime soon because there are too many obstacles to overcome first.

Bridgestone backs the A/T2 with a 55,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.
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More Firestone Destination News -- With Photos!

"If it's a sneak peek of the two new Firestone Destination tires, why don't you have pictures of them?" That's what Joy Kopcha, Modern Tire Dealer's senior editor, said to me when I wrote last week's blog.

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Why Satisfying the Tire-Buying Customer Is So Vital

There are more than 29,000 independent tire dealerships in the U.S., and I like to think they all care about satisfying the customer. But every once in a while, I hear about a store manager taking advantage of a customer.

This was the closing frame of the Goodyear commercial that aired during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29, 2017.
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Goodyear in Review: the Many Attempts to be 'Blimp Worthy' in 2017

Was 2017 a good year for Goodyear? That's a relative question. But the company, as Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer keeps saying, continues to follow its long-term strategy of embracing the revolutionary changes in technology (he calls them a "disruption"), catering to millennials, and “to work from the market back” to deliver the tires dealers demand the most, especially high value-added tires such as the Goodyear WeatherReady.

"Involve every associate in your business," says NCTDA President Mike Erickson.
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NCTDA President Shares Tips on How You Can Compete... and Prosper

When Mike Erickson took over as president of the North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA), he did not do so as a figurehead. He wants to make a difference for the tire dealers in North Carolina. He said as much at the NCTDA Expo and Trade Show last March.

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Goodyear Tests a Mobile Tire Shop Program

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is testing a mobile tire installation program that appears to be similar to Michelin OnSite, which Michelin North America Inc. discontinued.

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