What does it take to be Modern Tire Dealer's Tire Dealer of the Year? Business success, marketing know-how and industry expertise are the foundation. Community involvement and management skills are important, too. And our 2017 award brings something special to the recognition.
“What effect do you believe Donald Trump will have on your business as president?”
The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association 2017 Expo and Trade Show March 3 and 4 will feature Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich, as well as MTD’s 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year, Alpio Barbara.
When a customer walks in convinced his car doesn’t need synthetic motor oil when you think it does, and argues with you at every suggestion, do you take the time to educate him and explain your recommendation? Do you turn down the job? Or do you take his money, use traditional oil, and hope for the best?
Alpio Barbara, owner and president of Redwood General Tire Service Co. in Redwood City, Calif. is Modern Tire Dealer's 24th Tire Dealer of the Year. Here's a look at his $12 million single-store dealership.
Alpio Barbara, owner and president of Redwood General Tire Service Co. in Redwood City, Calif., is Modern Tire Dealer’s 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year.
Age: 65 Birthplace: Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
In 1969 Alpio Barbara was a college student needing to work more hours while pursuing his dream of becoming a police officer. He had a job in a stationery store and mentioned his search for more work to one of the store’s customers. Al Howard hired him to work at Howard Tire in Belmont, Calif.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released the slate of candidates for the 2015 board of directors election. TIA members will vote to place four individuals onto the TIA board for three-year terms.
New tariffs have been levied on consumer tire imports from China. When will importers in the United States have to pay the price?
Driver expectations for a firmer, sportier and more responsive feel are helping to boost sales of ultra-high performance tires. But maximizing opportunities to profit from consumer demand for shorter sidewalls requires investments in equipment for servicing UHP tire and wheel assemblies.