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Categories: Service
20% of Households Are Putting Off Vehicle Maintenance

Twenty percent of households are delaying maintenance on their vehicles, according to the results of a recent survey by automotive research firm IMR Inc.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79806/20-of-households-are-putting-off-vehicle-maintenance
Categories: Industry, Service

An updated survey from IMR Inc. shows how COVID-19 has upended the expectations and priorities of independent automotive repair shops and their technicians....

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79565/most-repair-facilities-have-cut-pay-during-covid-19
Categories: Service, Tools
Dill Revamps Digital Inflator

Dill is introducing a revamped, more durable Digital Inflator with replaceable AAA batteries that are easy-to-access and customizable hose and chuck...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/80773/dill-revamps-digital-inflator
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
'Look at Where Every Dollar is Going,' Mountain View Tire VP Advises During COVID-19

When MTD recently contacted Chris Mitsos, vice president of Mountain View Tire & Service Inc., which has 31 stores throughout southern California, he...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75779/look-at-where-every-dollar-is-going-mountain-view-tire-vp-advises-during-covid-1
Categories: Equipment, Service

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has updated its website to provide more resources to lift owners, operators, installers, inspectors and manufacturers,...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79251/automotive-lift-institute-website-gets-an-update
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers
Tire Profiles' Drive-Over Reader Scans Tread Depth

Tire Profiles LLC is promoting its TreadSpec drive-over tire reader device, which the company demonstrated during last month's Specialty Equipment Market...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75348/tire-profiles-drive-over-reader-scans-tread-depth
Categories: Retail, Service, Suppliers
Sue Godschalk Will Lead Federated Auto Parts

Federated Auto Parts has promoted Sue Godschalk to president following the retirement of longtime CEO Rusty Bishop.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75447/sue-godschalk-will-lead-federated-auto-parts
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Tire Industry PR Veteran MacDonald Will Contribute to MTD

Tire industry public relations and communciations veteran Dan MacDonald has joined Modern Tire Dealer's team of contributors.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/77873/tire-industry-pr-veteran-macdonald-will-contribute-to-mtd
Categories: Parts, Service
Continental Offers Cooling Fans for Hybrids

Continental now offers a wide range of OE quality Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans for popular hybrids from model years 2003-2017. Formerly only available from...

https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/80395/continental-offers-cooling-fans-for-hybrids
Categories: Service, Suppliers

The Automotive Content Professionals Network is now accepting registrations for its 47th Knowledge Exchange Conference.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75471/registration-opens-for-content-professionals-event
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
How Will COVID-19 Impact Tire Shipments? USTMA Comments

The wave of North American tire plant shutdowns due to COVID-19 has been the biggest manufacturing-related development to hit the tire industry in many...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75765/how-will-covid-19-impact-tire-shipments-ustma-comments
Categories: Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution
‘Black’s to the Future’: Black’s Tire Will Continue to Reinvest After an Outstanding 2019

Every time that phone rings, that’s our family. Every time a customer is sitting in our waiting area, that’s our family. Who doesn’t love...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75159/blacks-to-the-future-blacks-tire-will-continue-to-reinvest-after-an-outstanding-2019
Categories: Service, Tools
Truck Clutch & Flywheel Handler

The OTC Truck Clutch and Flywheel Handler handles 14-inch and 15-½-inch clutch assemblies weighing up to 250 pounds.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/80104/truck-clutch-flywheel-handler
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Bridgestone to Reopen Commercial Plants Next Week, Consumer Tire Plants in May

Bridgestone Americas Inc. will restart its North American commercial tire plants on April 13. Its consumer tire manufacturing plants in North America and...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75761/bridgestone-to-reopen-commercial-plants-next-week-consumer-tire-plants-in-may
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
MTD Survey: 90% of Dealers Already Negatively Impacted by COVID-19

It’s no surprise that tire dealers, like the entire country, are feeling the pain of the COVID-19 crisis.  Modern Tire Dealer wanted to find out...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75724/mtd-survey-90-of-dealers-already-negatively-impacted-by-covid-19
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution

Tire dealership merger and acquisition activities continue as Logan, Utah-based Jack’s Tire & Oil Inc., which has 12 locations, has announced that...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75588/jacks-tire-oil-to-merge-with-ae-tire
Categories: Service
Modern Tire Dealer's Top Articles of the Year

Modern Tire Dealer covers the news and issues that are critical to independent tire dealers. From industry trends and new products to the best practices...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/service/74019/modern-tire-dealers-top-articles-of-the-year
Categories: Service, Suppliers
Delphi Will Expand Its Fuel Handling Offerings by 20% in 2020

Delphi Product and Service Solutions is continuing its aggressive gameplan in fuel handling, with 300 new part numbers coming by the end of 2019, and...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/38204/delphi-will-expand-its-fuel-handling-offerings-by-20-in-2020
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Down, Then Up Again: Dealership Rides COVID-19 Rollercoaster

Larry Williams, CEO and president of University Tire & Auto Center Inc., a seven-location dealership based in Charlottesville, Va., says he had a...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75803/down-then-up-again-dealership-rides-covid-19-rollercoaster
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution
Schnipke Brothers Find Bright Spots During COVID-19 Crisis

Schnipke Brothers Tire’s consumer tire business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. But the single-location dealership also has found two bright...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75783/schnipke-brothers-find-bright-spots-during-covid-19-crisis
Categories: Service, Suppliers

Akebono Brake Corp. has updated its web catalog to provide a better user experience and look-up accuracy.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75445/akebono-brake-updates-web-catalog
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The recently signed Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires that businesses with fewer than 500 employees pay leave for certain employees who...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75683/legislation-would-give-extra-boost-to-small-businesses
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service
Monro Continues to Rebrand Select Locations

Monro Inc. is transitioning select locations “to a tire-oriented banner” in a bid to boost tire sales even more.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/38141/monro-continues-to-rebrand-select-locations
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Service, Wholesale Distribution

Maxam Tire has announced the formation of the Maxam Mining Group, a dedicated global team that is specifically focused on the open pit mining segment.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75504/maxam-introduces-mining-group-team
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Racing, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Groupe Michelin says all of its plants will emit zero carbon dioxide by the year 2050.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75384/michelin-aims-for-zero-carbon-dioxide-at-plants
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution

What is GB Auto Service Inc. up to as the year winds down? When last we checked, it was ranked No. 14 on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 list...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75294/gb-auto-service-has-deals-in-the-works
Categories: Maintenance, Service
Champion Adds to Brake Fluid Line

Champion Brands LLC has added five types and 11 SKUs of brake fluids.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79511/champion-adds-to-brake-fluid-line
Categories: Industry, Service

The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) has awarded 36 scholarships totaling more than $18,000.

https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/80002/ascef-awards-2020-scholarships
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers

Hunter Engineering Co. has added the ability for service shops to automatically send alignment and tread depth results to customers via text messages.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75583/hunter-adds-ability-to-automatically-text-inspection-results
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service
Legislative Update: TIA Discusses Tax Credits, Trade War and More

The legislative issues ranking highest on the Tire Industry Association’s radar range from taxes on online purchases to infrastructure funding....

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75117/legislative-update-tia-discusses-tax-credits-trade-war-and-more
Categories: Maintenance, Service
ATE Plastilube Brake Lubricant

Continental is now offering its ATE Plastilube Brake Lubricant to the North American market.

https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/78990/ate-plastilube-brake-lubricant
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
SEMA/AAPEX Shows Delivered the Goods -- New Tires, New Technologies, New Tools – and a New Tire Show?

The 2019 edition of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, which includes both the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Automotive...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75137/sema-aapex-shows-delivered-the-goods-new-tires-new-technologies-new-tools-and-a-new-tire-show
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The Cooper Tire Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., has donated 200,000 surgical face masks to help medical personnel in the...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75778/cooper-donates-200-000-masks-to-health-care-workers
Categories: Industry, Service

An updated survey from IMR Inc. shows how COVID-19 has upended the expectations and priorities of independent automotive repair shops and their technicians....

https://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/79565/most-repair-facilities-have-cut-pay-during-covid-19
Categories: Service, Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching the Automated Vehicles Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST)...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79631/nhtsa-launches-automated-vehicles-testing-initiative-2
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is shutting down manufacturing operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75664/goodyear-to-shut-down-production-in-europe
Categories: Retail, Service

Meineke Car Care Centers LLC has introduced a tool its franchisees can use to track key financial and operational metrics in real time in order to formulate...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75446/meineke-is-giving-real-time-financial-data-to-its-franchisees
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Links to Federal/State/Provincial COVID-19 Resources

What are the latest COVID-19 developments in your state or province? Where can you find unemployment information for both your business and employees? What...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75687/links-to-federal-state-provincial-covid-19-resources
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is urging Congress “to quickly pass legislation that will address the immediate and enduring...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75804/ustma-asks-congress-to-take-extra-measures-to-protect-tiremakers
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions will operate with normal business hours during the COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75707/blackburn-oem-wheel-solutions-will-operate-as-normal
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
MTD Exclusive: Will Mergers and Acquisitions Continue in 2020?

Mergers and acquisitions of tire dealerships dominated tire industry headlines in 2019. And they continue to do so.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75515/mtd-exclusive-will-mergers-and-acquisitions-continue-in-2020
Categories: Service
Nucap Expands NRS Brake Pad Line

Nucap Industries has expanded its NRS re-engineered galvanized brake pad coverage to provide coverage for Toyota Supra applications.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75939/nucap-expands-nrs-brake-pad-line
Categories: Retail, Service
TPMS: Buick Regal, 2011-2019, and Verano, 2012-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2011-2019 Buick Regal and 2012-2017 Verano uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75158/tpms-buick-regal-2011-2019-and-verano-2012-2017
Categories: Service

Registration is now open for the second week of Tire Industry Association Automotive Tire Service webinars. The second-week sessions will take place three...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/79066/registration-opens-for-second-week-of-tia-webinars
Categories: Service
Dill Revamps Digital Inflator Tool

Dill Air Controls Products has unveiled a revamped, more durable Digital Inflator with replaceable AAA batteries that are easy-to-access.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/80832/dill-revamps-digital-inflator-tool
Categories: Consumer Tires, Retail, Service

Community colleges throughout North Carolina are offering the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) training and...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75466/tias-ats-training-is-available-at-community-colleges-in-north-carolina
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution

Tech Tire Repair's new e-commerce portal gives tire dealers easy access to the company’s products.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75349/tech-launches-e-commerce-site
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers
NRS Brakes Coverage Expands to Classes 4-6 Trucks

Nucap Industries has expanded its NRS Brakes re-engineered galvanized brake pad coverage for various light- and medium-duty Hino trucks.

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/75924/nrs-brakes-coverage-expands-to-classes-4-6-trucks
Categories: Service
Dietz Presented With WTC Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Dietz, director of quality at Standards Testing Labs, was presented with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Wheel & Tire Council...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/38197/dietz-presented-with-wtc-lifetime-achievement-award
Categories: Commercial Business, Commercial Tires, Consumer Tires, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Plan for the Unexpected: Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?

There is a popular Disney movie called “Aladdin”, which contains a song titled “A Whole New World.”  This song is about seeing...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/77889/plan-for-the-unexpected-are-you-ready-for-the-next-crisis


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