2008 Dealer Profile - Tire Review Magazine

2008 Dealer Profile

What does the successful North American tire dealer look like? How is his/her business structured? Where are they seeing victories and growth, and where are the trouble spots?

Welcome to Tire Review’s 2008 Tire Dealer Profile Study – the industry’s most comprehensive and extensive research effort. To compile this year’s report,Tire Review surveyed hundreds of independent tire dealers throughout North America – owners and principals who took time out of their busy schedules to answer detailed questions about their businesses.

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Those surveyed dealers serve as a unified voice, helping our readers and us to better understand the size and scope of today’s successful independent tire dealer. These dealers offered invaluable insight into the industry’s
most pressing questions. They answered fundamental questions, such as: How is a successful tire dealership structured? Where do they buy their tires? When do they sell the most tires? What are the average selling prices of consumer and commercial tires?

They also offered inside information that’s not available anywhere else: How much profit do they earn on those tires? Who do dealers consider their toughest competition? Where are their pain points? What are their best months for tire and service sales? How much do they pay employees?

Presented here are a few of the key questions asked in this year’s study. For complete study results, contact Bob
Roberts, Babcox Research, at 330-670-1234, ext. 252, or by e-mail at [email protected].

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