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Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack has worked to continue to serve consumers and fleet customers, but do so without any physical contact between customer and employee.  

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Icahn's Race to 2026 Adds a 6th Tech School

Icahn Automotive Group LLC has expanded its Race to 2026 initiative to a sixth technical school. The addition of the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus in Orlando, Fla., is the last planned expansion for 2019.

The Biggest Trend in Retailing: Mobile Tire Service

I find it hard to believe that as the network of independent tire dealers started to develop in the early 1900s, not one of them offered mobile tire service. So pinpointing its creation is – hey, I’m not afraid to say it -- impossible.

Pep Boys Offers Tires and Automotive Services With a Mobile Crew

The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack are taking their automotive services on the road. Icahn Automotive Group LLC says the brand is offering preventive maintenance, auto repairs and tires from a trailer and mobile service bay. It's called the Pep Boys Mobile Crew.  

Sears Sells Tires Online Using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come to the tire industry by way of Sears Auto Centers. With the pilot launch of the retail chain's "Digital Tire Journey" Web app, consumers can identify the appropriate tires to fit their driving preferences.

Within 18 Months, We Will See if Sears' New Strategy Pays Off

“We will learn a lot over the next 18 months about the acceptance of the brand,” said Brian Kaner, president of Sears Auto Centers, during my interview with him last week. He was talking about the new DieHard tire line, which includes not only the DieHard Silver Touring A/S, but also -– tentatively -- light truck and ultra-high performance and high performance tires as well.