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Tire Discounters Acquires Leete Tire & Auto’s 6 Locations

Tire Discounters is joining forces with Leete Tire and Auto, which now marks the company’s seventh acquisition in the state of Virginia. Leete Tire and Auto operates six retail outlets in Richmond (4), Petersburg (1) and Emporia (1). Leete Tire and Auto is one of the longest-standing tire and services businesses in the state of

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Should You Re-Use Wheel Weights?

Imagine you’re replacing a customer’s tires. You have a little clip-on wheel weight in your hand you took off earlier and you think, “eh, seems alright, let’s just put it back on.” Well, this might be a mistake. Wheel weights might seem reusable and even inconsequential in the face of other parts, but you’ll be

Three Things to Keep Your Eye on in the New Year

Let’s face it: it’s harder to be an independent tire dealer today than in years past. That’s what longtime tire dealers we talk to—not only in interviews but also at ride-n-drives, on Johnny g & Friends and in What’s Treading episodes—tell us. From supply challenges to expanding tire sizes, the business has gotten complicated. And

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Johnny g & Friends Wrap-Up: Tire Dealers Reflect on Advice They’d Give Others

“To be successful, it’s a full commitment. You’re going to have to give it absolutely everything—that means resources, energy, time…,” says Myron Boncarosky, founder of Virginia Tire & Auto, when asked what advice he’d give to someone starting out in the business. Today’s tire business is rapidly changing: you’re seeing new vehicle technology in your bays

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Johnny g & Friends Wrap-Up: Advice from Successful Tire Dealers

“To be successful, it’s a full commitment. You’re going to have to give it absolutely everything—that means resources, energy, time…,” says Myron Boncarosky, founder of Virginia Tire & Auto, when asked what advice he’d give to someone starting out in the business. Today’s tire business is rapidly changing: you’re seeing new vehicle technology in your

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Vredestein Launches New Pinza H/T in US

Vredestein Tires has launched its new Pinza H/T line of tires, a highway all-season tire designed for trucks, SUVs and crossovers. According to Vredestein, The Pinza H/T has unique features that keep the comfort of the driver in mind. The symmetric tread pattern of the Pinza H/T is molded from an all-season tread compound intended

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Offering Perks with Tire Purchases

It’s often tricky when you buy online because you don’t know what services will come with a tire sale. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we discuss the services that independent tire dealers have told us they include in a tire sale, so you can get some ideas about what you can

MEMA Announces Plan to Position Organization for Future

MEMA, the trade association in North America representing motor vehicle component manufacturers, has announced a new business structure to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella — MEMA — and represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers with two groups: MEMA Aftermarket

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Gallery: Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 Ride-n-Drive

Smoke filled the air as professional drivers whipped around the curves of an autocross course at the BMW Performance Driving School, pushing Continental’s ExtremeContact Sport 02 tire to its limits. The company’s newest UHP summer tire is geared toward enthusiasts, and to demonstrate just how well the tire performs both on track and street, Continental

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2023 Legislative Issues Tire Dealers Need to Know About

With the final races in the midterm elections decided or nearly there, the 2023 Congress will be taking their oath come the new year, which means a new legislative cycle is upon us. For tire dealers and automotive repair shop owners, this means a new crop of legislators will hold the power on hot-button issues,

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Continental Debuts Enthusiast-Driven ExtremeContact Sport 02

From timed autocross laps to drifting on a skid pad and mastering knee-jerk braking and turns on a raceway, dealers, influencers and members of the media were treated to a crash course in performance racing while testing out Continental’s newest UHP summer tire, the ExtremeContact Sport 02. “We want to show you what the 02

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Buying vs. Leasing vs. Financing Shop Equipment

Last week, we discussed the pros and cons financially of buying vs. leasing equipment. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, let’s dig into some other aspects your shop should consider when looking to invest in a new piece of shop equipment. Buying vs. leasing your shop equipment is a decision that varies