Modern Tire Dealer wins five medals

Modern Tire Dealer received five medals, including one gold, for editorial excellence from the 23nd International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA).

Dan and Diane Hennelly, owners of Hennelly Tire and Auto Inc., received the 2013 Tire Dealer of the Year award. They operate The Tire Choice and Total Car Care stores based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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It takes an exceptional person to run a successful tire dealership, and Modern Tire Dealer recognizes outstanding individuals who rise to the top with our annual Dealer of the Year award.

The Maxxis Escapade CUV was designed for vehicles like the 2014 Acura MDX.

Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show

It just keeps on growing. The number of exhibitors for the tire industry’s biggest event, the 2013 Global Tire Expo (GTE) — Powered by the Tire Industry Association (TIA), had already exceeded the 2012 total months before the event took place Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas.


Tire Choice fights Autism in South Florida

The Tire Choice and the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) recently sponsored a series of soccer clinics in South Florida for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

About 40% of The Tire Choice technicians are ASE-certified, including Master Tech Howard Bray (right, with Bradenton Store Manager Scott Biery).

Blueprint for success

On the outside, each of the 35 buildings is anything but nondescript. The distinct yellow, blue and red “The Tire Choice & Total Car Care” logo tells everyone they are tire stores designed for one-stop service, transmission and engine work included.


Omni United opens 1st U.S. distribution center

Omni United USA Inc. expanded its North American footprint with the opening of its first tire distribution center in the U.S. The Fairfield, Calif., D/C has the capacity to store more than 60,000 tires; it will be used to store the company’s flagship tire brand, Radar.


Tire Choice sells tires to beat breast cancer

The Tire Choice & Total Car Care has once again partnered with tire manufacturer Omni United Pte. Ltd. to support breast cancer research. During the month of October -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- The Tire Choice will hold exclusive sales and specials to raise money for Mobilizing Hope and breast cancer research.


Here come the judges

Who doesn’t want to be “on top of the list, head of the heap, king (or queen) of the hill?” Frank Sinatra did, and he sang about it in “New York, New York.”

The Tire Choice in Largo, Fla., was at one time an Allied Discount Tire store. It competes directly against a Goodyear company-owned store across the road on Ulmerton; there also are two Tires Plus outlets within two miles of the store.

When construction trumps location

It’s a great location. That store would make a better Starbucks than a tire store!”Dan Hennelly gets excited when he finds a primo location for one of his The Tire Choice & Total Car Care outlets. When he leased the property on the corner of Seminole Blvd. and Ulmerton Rd. in Largo, Fla., nearly three years ago, he realized he had something special.

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