3 Ways Self-Driving Vehicles Will Change the Future of Tire Retailing
MTD Top News
March 20, 2018
Top 5 News
1. 3 Ways Self-Driving Vehicles Will Change the Future of Tire Retailing

Autonomous vehicles are expected to change tire buying behavior along with consumer driving habits. In this Modern Tire Dealer exclusive, Marc Belanski, president of shop management software developer ASA Automotive Systems Inc., identifies three trends that will affect the business of selling tires.    

2. TBC Rebrands Another 39 Merchant's Tire Stores

TBC Corp. is rebranding 39 Merchant's Tire & Auto Service Center stores into NTB Tire and Service Centers.  

3. Walt Weller Will Provide a Lesson on Truck Tire Tariffs at Clemson

Walter Weller, senior vice president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA), will take on the topic of tariffs during the Clemson University Tire Industry Conference April 18- 20.  

4. Camso Will Increase Prices

Camso Inc. will increase prices on all of its product lines. The increase will be implemented globally, but the timing will be based on market dynamics in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.  

5. Government Lowers Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires

The U.S. Department of Commerce has completed its first review of the 2015 tariffs on passenger and light truck tires imported from China. The result: lower rates — but not for everybody.

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1. AG Tire Talk: Reducing Motion Sickness on Sprayers

Modern Tire Dealer has partnered with AG Tire Talk to provide answers to the insightful questions farm tire dealers have about farm tire technology.

2. Second-Tier Financing Is Helping Dealers Find New Markets and More Profits

There’s a segment of your potential customers with poor credit and without cash to buy tires. That leaves you in the position of either not selling them tires or working with them to secure alternative financing.

3. Are You Reaching Your Goals for ROI in 2018?

It’s always good to reflect on what we made happen last year, to assess how things went.

4. A Profitable Future for Tire Retreading?

All around the world the professional retreading of tires is considered to be an important aspect of our industry, especially when it comes to the commercial vehicle sector, and Europe is certainly no exception.

5. TPMS: Honda Pilot and Ridgeline, 2005-2016

Whenever the engine is running, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit continuously monitors all four tires and the system. If it detects less than 24 psi (168 kPa) in a tire, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator, turning on the appropriate tire(s) indicator on the multi-information display, and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit.

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