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July 21, 2016
News & Articles
Top 100 Dealers Are Acquiring, Renovating, and Building

To buy or to build? That’s a question all business owners ask themselves as they ponder strategies for growth. This year’s Modern Tire Dealer 100 is replete with examples of each as some dealers are opting for growth through acquisition and others are choosing to grow by building new stores.

5 Quick Takeaways From the 2016 Modern Tire Dealer 100

We know you want it, and we’ve got it. The 2016 Modern Tire Dealer 100 spans six pages and shows how you, and your fellow independent tire dealers, have grown. Here’s a quick link to download the list, plus five quick takeaways.

Ferrari Moves From Pirelli to Bridgestone EMEA

Paolo Ferrari, a former chairman, CEO and president of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. who in 2015 took the helm of Pirelli's Latin American division, is moving to Bridgestone Corp. He will serve as CEO and president of the tire maker's Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit.

AAA: Flat Tires and Dead Batteries Remain Top Problems for Drivers

Battery failures, flat tires, and keys locked inside a vehicle remain the top needs of those who call for AAA roadside assistance, but in 2015 AAA rescued a record number of 32 million drivers with more of those problems than ever before. What's most surprising is the age of those stranded vehicles.

Hunter Adds Tips for Choosing Equipment to Website

Hunter Engineering Co. has added tips to help shops choose equipment for servicing tires to its website.

More Time to Enter the Raybestos ‘Rev Up Your Walls’ Promotion

Brake Parts Inc. LLC has extended its Raybestos Rev Up Your Walls promotion through Aug. 31, 2016, giving customers more time to purchase the ’69 Mustang Kit (36-MUSTANGTT), which includes a chance to win the newly restored, one-of-a-kind 1969 Raybestos Mustang.

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