I’ve always enjoyed watching infomercials on television. It doesn’t matter what the product is, I enjoy watching how the salesperson makes me think it will solve every problem in the universe, and I must order it today.
“The only constant is change.” I don’t know who originally said this, but it certainly applies to our industry.
Is there still a place for the smaller wholesale-distributor? Who will be making the next dealership acquisition? And what about Amazon? MTD columnist John Healy examines challenges tire dealers face in 2020.
Kumho Tire USA Inc. is taking aim at the growing mud-terrain light truck tire segment with its new Road Venture MT71. The company introduced the tire to its dealers last month during a ride-and-drive event near Moab, Utah.
Several farm tire manufacturers introduced new products — and in one company’s case, a new farm tire performance monitoring system — at last month’s Agritechnica event. The show, which took place in Hanover, Germany, billed itself as “the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery” and featured exhibitors from more than 50 countries.
In just two years, 87% of new cars in the U.S will be able to transmit diagnostic and repair data via telematics. The Auto Care Association’s Aaron Lowe discusses legislation aimed at making vehicle data accessible to independent tire dealers.
The imposition of aggressive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese-made medium truck tires arguably has been the most significant development to hit the domestic retreading industry in many years, and the impact of those actions is something that the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is monitoring closely.
The legislative issues ranking highest on the Tire Industry Association’s radar range from taxes on online purchases to infrastructure funding. Here’s the rundown from TIA’s director of government affairs, Roy Littlefield IV.
It’s been a slow build, but the traditional, four-door sedan — for decades the main staple of the “Big Three” auto manufacturers — has never been more out of fashion in North America than it is now.
Tire dealerships face a range of challenges, such as the temptation to drop prices on services when the economy slows. Past Tire Dealer of the Year Award winners share their approach to problems that can derail any business.
Mike Manges has rejoined Modern Tire Dealer (MTD) as the publication’s executive editor.
Modern Tire Dealer's Web items aren't bylined, but you can usually tell which ones Senior Editor Mike Manges writes. They are, shall we say, short.
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