Reacting to tariffs, manufacturers increase pricing on value tires

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was flat in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they only sold 0.1% more tires in January on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.7% increase in December and a 0.9% increase in November.

Any customer with a tire-related comeback immediately gets placed at the top of his priority list, says Barry Steinberg, president of Direct Tire & Auto Service. “The first thing we do is to immediately ask to go on a road test with the customer.” His company has designated personnel who are qualified to go on the test drive.

Those dreaded comebacks

You’re sitting on top of the world. Your shop is booked solid for the full day and business has been great. Nothing could possibly go wrong. Right?


Are tire sales up or down after 1Q? Our survey reveals all

If you compare the results of Modern Tire Dealer's "Exclusive State-of-the-Industry Survey" for the first quarter of 2011 with results from our 1Q 2010 survey, you will see two different tire sales trends. Overall, unit sales are down a little bit, while dollar sales are up a lot.


Tire dealers average $2.7 million in sales

What is the profile of the average independent tire dealer in the United States? The answer may be found in the 2009-2010 Modern Tire Dealer Automotive Service Survey.


Auto service survey breaks down service shops

The average and median number of service bays per independent tire dealership is five, according to the 2009-2010 Modern Tire Dealer Automotive Service Survey. In total, independent dealers perform more than $17 billion in annual service work in 145,000 bays.


Exhaust service: $376 million in sales for dealers

The latest automotive service survey from Modern Tire Dealer sheds some light on what goes on in the service bays of your peers. This week, we look at exhaust system work, which represents 2.2% of all automotive service dollars.

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