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Categories: Retail, Service
Retail Reality: A Tire Dealer Adjusts to Online Tire Buyers and Sellers

Like many brick-and-mortar retailers, Ken Sylvester of United Tire and Service LLC is participating in online sales. But instead of creating an...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/715481/retail-reality-a-tire-dealer-adjusts-to-online-tire-buyers-and-sellers
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

Robert Bosch LLC’s Automotive Aftermarket division has invested in San Francisco-based Shop-Ware Inc., a shop management and customer retention...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/730254/bosch-partners-with-shop-management-software-provider
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final rule regarding tire fuel efficiency testing is in place. How do you feel about it? Is it...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391950/mtd-wants-your-comments-on-final-nhtsa-rule
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service
Wells expands component lineup

Wells Vehicle Electronics, a brand of UCI International Inc., reports nearly 400 additional sensors, switches, relays and other components for late-model...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/393966/wells-expands-component-lineup
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service
Continental Offers ATE Brake Parts in North America

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket is offering the ATE Brake Parts line in the North American market.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/product/727965/continental-offers-ate-brake-parts-in-north-america
Categories: Retail, Service
New Valvoline Brand Fuel System Service Treats GDI Engines

Ashland Inc. has added EasyGDI Fuel System Service for treating and restoring gasoline direct-injection fuel systems to its Valvoline Professional...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/product/711247/new-valvoline-brand-fuel-system-service-treats-gdi-engines
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service
New Pentospeed Motor Oils Are Designed for European Makes

CRP Automotive has three new Pentospeed application-specific synthetic motor oils for BMW, Volvo and Volkswagen vehicles.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/product/732635/new-pentospeed-motor-oils-are-designed-for-european-makes
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

Four of Direct Tire & Auto Service’s Boston, Mass., locations initiated an Eco Tire Tote pilot program last fall, and wound up saving 10,000 plastic bags...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391729/direct-tire-goes-green-with-eco-tire-tote
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service
Michelin Suspends Mobile Tire Installation Pilot Program

Michelin North America Inc. has ended its mobile tire installation service experiment, Michelin OnSite. The tire maker shelved the program earlier this...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/718875/michelin-suspends-mobile-tire-installation-pilot-program
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service
Bartec debuts Tech400SD TPMS tool

Bartec USA LLC has released its Tech400SD combination-type tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tool that improves on its Tech400+diagnostic and...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394776/bartec-debuts-tech400sd-tpms-tool
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

Andreoli & Associates Inc. (A&A) has integrated its cloud-based HITS BPOS point-of-sale software with DriverSide Inc.’s Full-Service Online Garage.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/396213/forget-shotgun-andreoli-calls-driverside
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
Bosch Releases OTC Strut Tamer II Extreme

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the OTC Strut Tamer II Extreme to assist technicians when replacing struts.The tool is available with a...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/product/716983/bosch-releases-otc-strut-tamer-ii-extreme
Categories: Retail, Service
MTD Columnist Wayne Williams Has Died

Wayne Williams, president of Wayne Williams Marketing and Counter Intelligence columnist for Modern Tire Dealer, has died.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/730577/mtd-columnist-wayne-williams-has-died
Categories: Retail, Service

As a way to show appreciation for auto service professionals, Mitchell 1 has launched its “Thank You Thursdays” Facebook sweepstakes, running now through...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/400750/mitchell-1-launches-thank-you-thursdays
Categories: Retail, Commercial Business, Service

Love’s Travel Stops announced that it has opened a new travel stop in Erick, Oklahoma, on I-40, Exit 7, that replaces the Love’s that opened in Erick in 1989.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/400101/love-s-razes-rebuilds-in-erick-oklahoma
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
Photos: Myers Tire Supply Plays Host to Its Suppliers

Myers Tire Supply welcomed more than 50 supplier partners to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2018 National Sales Meeting and Supplier Fair, held at the Hilton...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/photogallery/730315/photos-myers-tire-supply-plays-host-to-its-suppliers
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

Raybestos brand brake calipers and ball joints are available for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler for the first time.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395511/raybestos-targets-2012-jeep-wranger
Categories: Suppliers, Service
Clore Adds 2 Amp x 4 Channel Battery Charger to Solar Line

Clore Automotive Inc. has added Pro-Logix PL4020, a 2 amp x 4 channel 12 volt battery maintenance station, to its Solar brand product line.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/product/713579/clore-adds-2-amp-x-4-channel-battery-charger-to-solar-line
Categories: Suppliers, Service

The nonprofit TechForce Foundation is administering a new scholarship program to support students enrolled in the CNC (computerized numerical control)...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/726346/scholarships-for-cnc-machining-training-are-available-through-techforce
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires
Win Ingersoll Rand impact wrenches at SEMA

Vehicle service professionals will have the opportunity to win an Extreme Toolbox Overhaul from Ingersoll Rand during SEMA 2012. The Specialty Equipment...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/396762/win-ingersoll-rand-impact-wrenches-at-sema
Categories: Retail, Service
Performance Plus featured in workwear video

VF Imagewear, makers of Red Kap brand work clothes, has released a YouTube video featuring Performance Plus Tires, Long Beach, Calif., to promote its newly...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/400242/red-kap-workwear-is-designed-for-automotive-techs
Categories: Retail, Service

As more and more businesses emerge vying for your attention -- and your marketing dollars -- many shop owners are literally being bombarded with ads and...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311789/the-right-ways-to-explore-new-marketing-ideas
Categories: Suppliers, Service

Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) was recently honored with the NAPA Sales Leadership Excellence award during the annual National Automotive Parts Association...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/711207/brake-parts-wins-excellence-award-from-napa
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires

Frisby Tire Co., a five-outlet dealership based in Ottawa, Ontario, is celebrating its 90th year in business.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/391619/ottawa-dealership-celebrates-90th-anniversary
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Who Will Be the 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year?

Nominations are now closed for Modern Tire Dealer’s 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year award. Thanks to all of you for the overwhelming response...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/713643/who-will-be-the-2016-tire-dealer-of-the-year
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Monetary Bonus Programs: Now Is the Time to Sit Down and Review Them

At about this time of year, small business owners around the U.S. should be looking at their employee bonus program structure to see if the current...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/717326/monetary-bonus-programs-now-is-the-time-to-sit-down-and-review-them
Categories: Suppliers, Service
Mahle Donates A/C Machine to Automotive Technology Program

Mahle Service Solutions has donated an air conditioning (A/C) service machine to the automotive technology program at Santa...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/714049/mahle-donates-a-c-machine-to-automotive-technology-program
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service
Ludwig on: everything

When changes occur in an industry, two things happen. First, those who view the change as an opportunity usually come out stronger, and secondly, those who...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312066/ludwig-on-everything
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Young Executives Network (YEN) is seeking the industry’s brightest and most promising young entrepreneurs...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/397997/sema-seeks-young-entrepreneurs
Categories: Retail, Service

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced a date for its Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Class to take place in the...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/711431/tia-takes-ats-class-to-chicago
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service
Follow the leader(s)

Eight years ago, the board of directors of Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. challenged President Bob Sullivan to hire his successor by the end of the year. When he...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312044/follow-the-leader-s
Categories: Service
TPMS: 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram Pickups

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in 2011-2015...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/713979/tpms-2011-2015-chrysler-ram-pickups
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service, Consumer Tires, Commercial Tires

Community Wholesale Tire Inc. recently opened its fourth distribution center. The 77,000-square-foot warehouse, located in Peoria, Ill., gives the...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/732436/community-wholesale-opens-1st-warehouse-outside-of-missouri
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Service

Mobile, Ala.-based Trax Tires, an independent auto service center started in 1985, opens its ninth location this month in Semmes, Ala.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/394610/alabama-now-has-nine-trax-tires-locations
Categories: Retail, Service

Federal Mogul Corp. has launched the “Save Like a Champion” promotion that offers consumers up to $40 in mail-in rebates for qualifying purchases of...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/398186/federal-mogul-announces-spark-plug-rebate
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service
Meeting consumer demand for eco-friendliness

In a tough economy, a tire dealer has to stand out. American Car Care Centers offers a meaningful way to do that. EcoExpress Tire Centers Inc. is coming to...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312094/meeting-consumer-demand-for-eco-friendliness
Categories: Service
Gates releases 284 parts for late-model vehicles

Gates Corp. has released 284 automotive part numbers. Product additions include a power steering filter, fan pulley brackets, hose connector assortment and...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/402084/gates-releases-284-parts-for-late-model-vehicles
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) will conduct its 11th annual National Tire Safety Week June 3-9, 2012.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395425/rma-sets-dates-for-national-tire-safety-week
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

As part of its Walker “Smart Choice” fall promotion, Tenneco Inc. will offer prepaid debit cards to qualifying automotive service professionals who install...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/392690/walker-promotion-will-be-exhaust-ing
Categories: Suppliers, Service

The National Pronto Association and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation have established 12 annual scholarships for employees and children of...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/721309/national-pronto-association-creates-12-scholarships
Categories: Suppliers, Service
Apex Tool Adds Cleco Right Angle Grinders

Apex Tool Group LLC has added a line of pneumatic right angle grinders featuring a high-performance 1.7 horsepower motor to its Cleco brand.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/product/731586/apex-tool-adds-cleco-right-angle-grinders
Categories: Retail, Service

After several years of providing independent repairers access to a Web-based advocacy program at the federal and state levels, the Automotive Service...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/398471/asa-launches-new-legislative-website
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Suppliers, Service

Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which it will be acquired by investment firm The Gores Group.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/395365/pep-boys-acquired-by-investment-firm-gores-group
Categories: Retail, Service

Icahn Automotive Group LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 10-location business of RPM Automotive.  

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/732437/icahn-automotive-buys-10-stores-in-florida
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service, Consumer Tires

More than 100 people attended ASA Tire Systems' recent 2010 InfoExpo user conference in Dallas, Texas. ASA officials are calling the event "a huge success."

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/392974/asa-declares-recent-infoexpo-a-huge-success
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

Myers Industries Inc.'s net sales for the first quarter of 2009 were $190.1 million, down $59.2 million from the same period last year.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/390286/myers-posts-sales-income-declines
Categories: Retail, Service
How Many More Alignments Should You Actually Be Doing?

Alignments are low-risk, high-profit jobs. The secret to doing more of them starts with striving for one alignment out of every four retail tires sold.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/733776/how-many-more-alignments-should-you-actually-be-doing
Categories: Retail, Service

Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack has awarded technician of the year honors to eight of its employees.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/733855/pep-boys-honors-its-technicians-of-the-year
Categories: Retail, Service
Midas Franchisee Commits to Repainting and Renovating all 42 Stores

Midas franchisee Alan Mahrt is on a mission to grow. He's recently opened a new two-story Midas store in Ankeny, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines, and that...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/719925/midas-franchisee-commits-to-repainting-and-renovating-all-42-stores
Categories: Retail, Suppliers, Service

Big O Tires LLC has added Tiremetrix TPMS Manager Powered by TIA software to its vendor group of suppliers.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/396600/big-o-signs-up-for-tpms-manager


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