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Discount Tire Is Acquiring Tire Rack

Two of the largest names in the tire industry will become one. Discount Tire, the largest independent tire dealer in the U.S. with 1,100 stores, is acquiring Tire Rack, the industry's oldest and largest online tire seller.


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College Hoops a Slam Dunk for Melvin’s Tire Pros

Sponsorship Helps Dealership Bounce Along

Providence College is one of the largest universities in Rhode Island. And Jim Melvin Jr., longtime owner of North Kingstown, R.I.-based tire dealership, Melvin’s Tire Pros, says his company’s sponsorship of the college’s basketball program has been a slam dunk.


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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.


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Understanding the Buyer's Risk in an M&A Deal

It’s always true that the owners of a tire-related business know everything about their particular business, while the parties looking to buy it know very little. Whether you are a tire retailer, a commercial tire dealer or a wholesaler, it helps to treat potential buyers as if they were your customers.


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Photos: Top Retreaders Expand for the Future

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.