Jenna Kuczkowski, Author at Tire Review Magazine
Proud to be An Independent Tire Dealer: Chip Wood & Steven Wood, Tire Discounters

When William “Chip” Wood opened his first tire shop in 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio, right out of college, he never imagined it would grow into the company it is today, with over 110 locations across the nation.

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Proud to Be an Independent Tire Dealer: Elizabeth Tucker and Joe Oliver, Big T Tire

What started as her husband’s dream of opening a tire shop became Elizabeth Tucker’s life and passion. Now with her grandson as her partner in business, Big T Tire has grown and proven itself over the years

Proud to Be: ASAP Tire, James Chen

What do a leaking tire and an on-demand dog grooming service have in common? Both inspired 30-year industry veteran James Chen to create the startup company ASAP Tire, a mobile tire shop that comes to its customers anywhere.

OK Tire’s Ed Kiekover | Proud to be an Independent Tire Dealer

What started with dismantling cars in a salvage yard, coupled with an engineer’s mind, eventually led Ed Kiekover, of western Michigan’s OK Tire, to a career as a tire dealer.

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Club 3633 Profiles: Sandy Moody

Known fondly as the “Tire Diva” by her co-workers, Sandy Moody started working with her brother in a small shop in her early twenties. She took to it immediately. While her brother has since moved on to other things, Moody is now the manager of the Big O Tires shop in Yucca Valley, Calif.

Proud To Be An Independent Tire Dealer: Hay Tire Pros

At an age where most people are slowing down and finding a relaxing place to spend their retirement, Henry Hay, 86, is still working hard to stay healthy and to support the thriving business that he built with his son, David Hay, 56.

Digital POS Systems

While printed work tickets have always been around, a digital point of sale (POS) system might be a better fit for a growing tire retailer looking to enhance their efficiency and profitability. Even shops already using a POS system may be due for a reevaluation of their needs and wants for their system.   

Proud to Be: Brian Moak, HEART Certified Auto Care

What started as a trade magazine being sent to his desk with a map of the largest auto repair and tire chains in the country ended up being the spark that ignited a lifelong goal.

How Consumers Research Tires Before Buying

Before making a big investment like buying a new set of tires, many consumers will seek out advice and expertise to assist in the decision making process.

Proud To Be Independent: Don Douglass, A Plus Tire Club

Nearly 10 years ago while working for BASF, Don Douglass watched as tires were loaded into the back of a international shipping container, along with a Ferrari.

Snap Using AI to Increase Credit Approvals

The average FICO credit score in the United States is currently at an all-time high of 695, but 32% of Americans have a credit score lower than 601, placing them into the broad lump that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines as “subprime credit”.

Club 3633 Profile: Blake Aubrey

You’ve heard of the Avengers and X-Men but have you heard of the Dream Team? Blake Aubrey, a human resources manager with Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is captain of a Dream Team and works to teach young kids about the importance of manufacturing careers.