Patti RennerIn Perspective by Patti Renner

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The Tangled Web of Net Neutrality

On December 14, 2017, net neutrality came to an end, which has the potential to strike yet another blow against independent business owners – tire dealers like you. On the other hand, it might also be much ado about nothing, so let’s explore.

The Driving Trend of Driverless Vehicles

In the early 1980s, Bill Gates shared his vision that there would someday be a small computer – a “personal computer” – on every desk and in every home.

Doing What’s Right Over Doing What’s Easy

Welcome to our Top Shop issue. I’ve had the pleasure of spending time this month with each of the tire dealers featured in the pages that follow – they’re an exceptional group of professionals. And this year one trait stood out beyond others – consistently choosing to do what’s right over doing what’s easy. 

Kristen CriswellKC View by Kristen Criswell

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When Thank You Isn’t Enough

Kristen Criswell shares her insights and perspective on the value of military service as the spouse of a military member.

Embracing Online Sales

I’m experiencing déjà vu. Another tire manufacturer – Michelin North America – has entered the direct-to-consumer market. And no surprise, Tire Review’s website blew up with comments from tire dealers...

The Evolving Vehicle

Cars have come a long way since the first “production” vehicles made by Karl Benz. Power steering, automatic transmission, ABS systems and even TPMS, these technologies seem light years ahead...

Correcting Blind Spots

You tell yourself, you’re the best tire dealership in your area. But, how do you really know that’s true? Do you have basis for your opinion or is that something...

Jim SmithFirst Off by Jim Smith

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Year of the Tire Dealer

The long-term survival of independent tire distribution depends on dealers. The best ones are the smart businesspeople that build customer-first cultures, make finding and nurturing good employees a priority, and...

Jim’s Blog

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Remembering Jim: A Publisher’s Perspective

Dear tire industry and Tire Review readers, We are still waiting for word from Jim’s family on final arrangements and will pass the information to you when it is available....

Remembering Jim: First Impressions

Due to the recent passing of longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith, we’d like to take a look back at Jim’s start with the magazine. Jim started working with Tire...

Remembering Jim: Ed Wagner Leadership Award

Longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith devoted his life to the tire and automotive industry and the people who worked in it. After nearly 30 years in the industry, Jim...


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