Featured Stories

Used to mark a story as featured on the site

ARTICLES

72-SiloamSprings-IMG_2027.jpg

Sun Auto Tire to Acquire Plaza Tire Service

Purchase Will Add 70 Stores to Sun's Rapidly Expanding Footprint

Sun Auto Tire & Service Inc. will acquire Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Plaza Tire Service Inc. from owners Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes on Dec. 31. Plaza Tire has 70 locations.


Read More
Damon-resized.jpg

Bridgestone Gears Up for a Strong 2022

Dealers Will Enjoy New Products, More Robust Supply

Dealers can expect new tires and more consistent supply from Bridgestone Americas Inc. in 2022, Bridgestone officials announced during the company's recent, all-digital consumer and commercial tire meeting. "Our shipments are up 15% versus last year" in consumer replacement, says Scott Damon, Bridgestone's chief operating officer.


Read More
Belle-Naperville_new_store.png

Belle Tire Enters Chicago Market with Two New Stores

Dealership Will Open 60 Stores in Illinois Over Next Three Years

Allen Park, Mich.-based Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has officially entered the greater Chicago market by opening a store in Naperville, Ill., and another outlet in Villa Park, Ill. The dealership plans to open 60 stores in Illinois over the next three years.


Read More
Tireco-web_story_Patagonia_Booth_vehicle_resized.jpg

Tireco to Roll Out MAP, Associate Dealer Program

Dealer Group Is 'Next Logical Step for Milestar Brand,' Says Hoit

“We’re on the cusp of some neat things that we are excited about,” says Andrew Hoit, Tireco Inc.’s vice president of sales and marketing. That includes the company's first minimum advertised price (MAP) policy and an associate dealer program - both of which will debut in 2022.


Read More
GTE_SEMA_2021.jpg

2021 SEMA Show Drew 100,000-Plus

The recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show drew more than 100,000 attendees, exhibitors and media, according to SEMA officials, making the event "the largest North American automotive trade show" since the COVID-19 pandemic "shut everything down in 2020."


Read More
1121_MTD_TPMS_service_tips_story_Bartec_tool-web.jpg

Secrets of Smart, Efficient TPMS Service

Tire pressure monitoring service (TPMS) can be both regular and lucrative. Respondents to MTD’s 2021 Tire Dealer Automotive Service Study report they perform TPMS service an average of 120 times per month, and that the profit margin is higher than plenty of other services, including brake work. 


Read More
Keter-Phillips-SEMA.jpg

Keter Tire Will Expand NeoTerra Line

On the heels of the debut of its Celerate line, Keter Tire USA is expanding its popular NeoTerra passenger and light truck tire line, Rick Phillips, the company's CEO, said during this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.


Read More