One of the most powerful marketing tools for your tire dealership isn’t some fancy new digital ad or geotargeted social media campaign, although I’m a big advocate of digital advertising tools like these. It’s good, old-fashioned word of mouth.
During a two-month campaign Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Centers raised more than $7,000 for the Central Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tuffy locations in central Florida and around the U.S. supported the effort.
In our latest exclusive interview with Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub LLC, we cover all the essentials, including the current state of tire supply, expansion plans, and what the potential Goodyear-Cooper deal could mean for TireHub and its customers.
The state of Washington has passed a law establishing a 2030 target for phasing out the sale of gas-powered vehicles. It sets the most aggressive state goal in the U.S. for moving to an all-electric future and puts Washington five years ahead of California's 2035 target.
Tire industry analyst and MTD columnist John Healy tracks Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. very closely. In this MTD exclusive, Healy offers more thoughts about what Cooper’s brands bring to Goodyear, what will happen to Cooper after Goodyear completes its acquisition and more.
Pete's Road Service has added another Vipal retreading machine, a VOC 760 Cargo extruder, at its retread plant in Corona, Calif. "Vipal Machinery is getting more and more recognition in North America," say Vipal officials.
Apollo Tyres is taking aim at the North American commercial truck tire market with the introduction of Apollo brand medium truck tires next month. The roll-out represents the culmination of nearly five years of research and three years of real-world testing by trucking fleets across various vocations.
“The industry looks considerably different than it did 15 years ago, both in the retail marketplace and the manufacturing and distribution arenas,” says Dave Marks, president and CEO of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC. “It’s impacting all sides of the market.”
It’s probably safe to say that as a product segment, specialty tires are not normally associated with e-commerce — at least in the minds of most consumers. But then again, specialty tire enthusiasts are not standard tire buyers, says J.P Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tire, a specialty tire wholesale distributor based in Spring City, Pa. And Gallagher Tire, he adds, is not your average tire dealership.
A new feature for certain models of the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra (2019-2021 1500 & 2020-2021 HD) is an option to monitor the tire pressure of the trailer wheels on the truck's dashboard. Alligator-brand Sens.it RS universal TPMS sensors can be used on those trailer wheel positions.
Retreaders endured an uneasy 2020, but they pushed forward with investments in facilities and technology as they remained focused on the future. Here's a look at the domestic retread tire market in 2021, and some of the people making things happen.