Big O Tires Continues to Grow Sales and Stores
MTD Top News
April 27, 2017
Top 5 News
1. Big O Tires Continues to Grow Sales and Stores

Big O Tires LLC franchisees celebrated growth in all business metrics at their annual convention April 4-5, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.

2. Price Hike Boosts Michelin's 1Q Sales

Net sales for Michelin Groupe were up 9.9% in the first quarter of 2017, led by early buying of tires ahead of the company’s price increase which went into effect April 1.

3. Ice Edge Is Sumitomo Brand’s First Studdable Winter Tire

TBC Brands LLC has introduced the first studdable winter tire for the Sumitomo brand. The Sumitomo Ice Edge is certified for severe snow performance and will be available in 57 passenger, CUV and SUV sizes for the 2017 season.

4. Cooper Expands Load Range for Roadmaster RM180+(EM)

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to the Roadmaster RM180+(EM) steer tire line to accommodate heavier steer axles.

5. Yokohama Will Award a 'Chelsea FC Experience' to 12 Young Soccer Players

Yokohama Tire Corp. in conjunction with US Youth Soccer, will send 12 Yokohama Skills Challenge participants (along with chaperones) to England for a “Chelsea FC Experience.” The contest runs through June 3, 2017.

Top 5 Articles
1. Top Retreaders in the U.S.: ‘Tires Have Become a Commodity’

For the first time since Modern Tire Dealer began ranking retreaders in 1988, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is not in the No. 1 spot. The company did not specify the reasons for its lower production totals, but the overall retreading industry has been affected by high volumes of low-cost tires from China. 

2. Online Tire Buyers Seen as Savvy Buyers or ‘Bottom Feeders’

Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. Recently we asked, "Do you sell tires to consumers online via your website?"

3. TPMS: Honda CR-V 2007-2013

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.

4. Back From the Near Dead: New Jersey Dealers Give It Another Go With My Support

Despite intents and purposes to the contrary, the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association (NJSTDA) appeared to be on its deathbed on Sept. 15, 2015.

5. Unifying the Tire Pros Experience: Tools and Training Will Help Bolster Business for All

The nation’s largest network of independent tire dealers increased overall passenger and light truck tire unit sales in 2016 by 7.8% and same-store sales by 5.5%. With a net gain of 44 new Tire Pros stores last year, Ron Sinclair reminded dealers, “We have power!”

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