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TIA’s Dick Gust Talks Labor, Training & OTR Tire Recycling [Audio]

There’s never a dull moment in the tire industry: dealers are grappling with the recent labor shortage, the evolution of technology means dealers and their teams must stay on top of training and sustainability is at the forefront of tire technology. With more than 25 years in the tire industry, Tire Industry Association CEO Dick

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Top Trends in Today’s OE Wheels [Audio]

Let’s face it: Wheels are the outlandish sibling of the round, black tire. They come in different finishes, various pieces and types of colors. Tires and wheels are commodity items, but when your customer wants to customize the look of their vehicle, wheels are a great place to start, and offering the expertise of what’s

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Sun Auto: Doubling in Size in 2021, What’s Next for 2022

Private-equity-backed Sun Auto Tire & Service acquired 11 new automotive service brands last year and doubled in size. So, how did they do it? And what’s to credit for their growth? In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX 2022, we’re joined by Tony Puckett, the company’s CEO, to discuss Sun Auto’s growth to

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How Compact Construction Equipment Affects OTR Tire Trends

The passing of the $1.2 trillion U.S. infrastructure bill means the construction and improvement of roads and bridges across the U.S. And for OTR and commercial tire dealers, it means more work in the form of tire replacement in maintenance on today’s construction equipment- and that includes compact equipment that is rising more in popularity.

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Hunter: Using IoT to Track Tire Service Metrics

You may have heard of the “Internet of Things,” or IOT, as it’s often referred to. But, if you’re scratching your head thinking, um…how does this relate to my tire business? We’re about to delve into just that. In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX 2022, we’re joined by Pete

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How Hunter is Using IOT to Help Dealers Operate Smarter

You may have heard of the “Internet of Things,” or IOT, as it’s often referred to. But, if you’re scratching your head thinking, um…how does this relate to my tire business? We’re about to delve into just that. In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX 2022, we’re joined by Pete

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Vredestein’s Growth & 2022 Plans [Audio]

On the heels of its latest all-terrain tire launch with the Pinza AT, the Vredestein brand is making its mark in the North American market. So, what does the brand have planned for 2022? And what about down the line? In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX 2022, we’re joined by Abhishek Bisht, assistant vice

Breaking the Buying Trance with Steve Ferrante [Audio]

In this episode of What’s Trending with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX, Steve Ferrante delves into what makes a successful sales process.

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Auto Care CEO Breaks Down Right to Repair Issue [Audio]

Right to Repair is an ongoing issue in the automotive aftermarket. Put simply, it allows drivers to have access to their vehicle’s data so they can grant you, the independent tire dealer, permission to access it and repair their vehicle. However, with OEMs wanting to maintain control over that data, the automotive aftermarket faces an

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Tire Pros President Details Franchise Priorities for 2022 [Audio]

At its recent Tire Pros Dealer Conference in late October, the 600+ dealer franchise unveiled its three-year plan to help its dealers better connect with customers and succeed in today’s increasingly digitally focused world. So, what does that plan entail? Tire Pros President Greg Bell takes a deep dive into what the franchise has in

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The Switch to Scheduling Out Tire & Service Work [Audio]

To manage the flow of traffic in their shops during the pandemic, many tire dealers switched to taking appointments and scheduling out walk-ins as they came in. So, how does one masterfully manage the flow of work for optimal shop productivity?

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Top Shops Share Tips on Recruiting, Retaining Employees [Audio]

Our 2021 Top Shop Winner and Finalists detail ways they’ve found success in attracting and retaining quality employees.

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