"Make no mistake, there's a difference between producing HVA tires and the curing of a 15-inch tire versus a 20-inch tire," says Gordon Knapp, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc.

CEO Knapp Answered All Our Questions About Bridgestone

Modern Tire Dealer had the opportunity to sit down with Gordon Knapp, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc., at the company’s recently held consumer tire business meeting in Los Angeles.  Knapp took over this position in September when Gary Garfield retired.


Japanese tag team: Bridgestone + Toyo

Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC (BSRO) plans to add two Toyo tire lines to the available product offering at nearly 1,700 of the company’s Firestone Complete Auto Care locations across the United States.


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.

Advance Auto Parts is open on Sundays in Akron, Ohio.

Why you should be open on Sunday

Is the cost of being open on Sunday, either monetarily or personally, worth it? That is the $64,000 question (OK, I am dating myself).


Goodbye Wingfoot, hello Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s commercial tire network is getting a new identity that fully leverages the power and equity of the Goodyear brand.

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