Southern Tire Mart Buys 46 GCR Stores and 6 Retread Plants
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March 19, 2019
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1. Southern Tire Mart Buys 46 GCR Stores and 6 Retread Plants

Southern Tire Mart LLC is buying 46 GCR Tires & Service (GCR) stores and six GCR retread plants from Bridgestone Americas Inc.

2. Flying Cars? Goodyear Has the Tires

When the day comes that autonomous, flying cars are the norm, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will have the tires. The Aero concept tires of today will fit George Jetson’s flying car of the future.

3. Michelin’s Self-Sealing Tires Earn OE Fitment on Ford Explorer

Ford Motor Co. will equip two versions of the 2020 Explorer sport utility vehicle (SUV) with Michelin brand tires featuring self-sealing technology.

4. More New Golden Products From Continental Tire

A record 375 Continental Gold dealers were treated to three new tire introductions at the 2019 Gold Dealer Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

5. Consumer Survey Ranks Best Auto Repair Providers and Tire Retailers

Newsweek magazine asked more than 20,000 consumers to score companies and service providers on how they serve customers. The result: the magazine has named the winners of America's Best Customer Service 2019.  

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Of course revenue matters when a potential buyer analyzes a business for possible acquisition. But there are plenty of other factors to consider, too. Let's look at six more.

2. R/T Tires: New Category, Not Marketing Hype

Is the alphabet soup known appropriately as the LT tire market big enough for another letter? Until recently, there were only three types of LT-sized tires: H/T for highway-terrain, A/T for all-terrain and M/T for mud-terrain.

3. How Mounting and Balancing Will Change in 2019

Consumer preference for ever-larger, even more stylized wheels continues to trigger changes that are redefining how profits are realized in a tire store’s service bays.

4. The Hunt for Technicians

"We have 21 locations and we could probably use 21 more technicians.” Tire dealers all over the country can feel Matt Jensen’s pain.

5. TPMS: Nissan Titan 2004-2018

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2004 to 2018 Nissan Titan may also be referred to as the low tire pressure warning system. The instrument cluster may also be referred to as combination meter.

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