2016 Editions Archives - Page 3 of 18 - Tire Review Magazine
Tapping a New Market

For some consumers, all-terrain vehicles and utility-terrain vehicles represent a fun weekend riding on the trails. For others, ATVs and UTVs represent a hard-working machine that gets the job done. For tire dealers, the ATV/UTV market represents an opportunity to service another tire customer. “The market has rebounded well since the economy worries in the

Torque to Traction

  Drive tires are the driving force of commercial vehicles. Whether operating on pavement, gravel, dirt, mud or snow, drive tires are designed for a plethora of harsh environments, offering greater traction and stability compared to other tires. While other types of commercial tires can be used on the drive axles, drive tires are engineered

Furthering TIA’s Mission

A letter from Tom Formanek, TIA’s incoming president: This November, I will begin my one-year term as president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA). I am truly honored to serve this fine industry and continue the great and important work of this association. I want to begin by thanking Glen Nicholson and all the other

More Than Just Winter Tires

Las Vegas isn’t a place someone would typically associate with a Nokian Tyre ride-and-drive event, but in late September the tiremaker chose the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to debut its latest tire offering – the zLine A/S – to media and tire dealers.  It was the ideal venue to remind North American dealers that Nokian

On Being a Top Shop

When I ask successful tire dealers what they do, I hear things like, “We try to make someone’s day better,” and “We keep families safe,” and “Whatever it takes to serve the customer,” or “We set an example, to make a positive impact on our community.” Rarely does selling tires come up first. So this

2016 Top Shop Finalist: Bud’s Tire Pros

When Bud Luppino sets his mind to something, he does whatever it takes to make it happen. That was the case when, on their very first date, he told his high school sweetheart, Claudia (now his wife of 47 years), that he was going to marry her. And it certainly was the case when he

2016 Top Shop Finalist: McMahon Tire Service

A successful tire dealership isn’t just about the financials, the number of locations or the awards on the showroom wall. And while all those things certainly reflect success, it’s truly about dedication, passion and a desire to put the community and employees first that make a business successful. McMahon Tire Service Inc./McMahon’s Best-One Tire of

2016 Top Shop Finalist: Dunn Tire

Honesty, integrity and transparency. These are the core values that Dunn Tire LLC strives to present its customers each day. And it is these same core values that have made the dealership so successful. Dunn Tire is a business engrained in the communities it serves. The dealership is an active participant in the betterment of

Proud to Be a Tire Dealer: Marshall Lucas

Many successful businesses have started from accidents: fudge, microwaves, post-it notes and even superglue. Sometimes success is stumbled upon, when a series of unexpected events along with hard work leads to something big. For Marshall Lucas, owner of the wholesaler and retailer V T Used Tire Co., the evolution of his business is one of

2016 Top Shop Winner: Lex Brodie’s Tire, Brake & Service Co.

Ask almost anyone in the tire industry to name some of the best dealers in North America and Lex Brodie’s is probably on their list. This year they top our list as well, as winner of the 2016 Tire Review Top Shop Award. Founded 55 years ago, Lex Brodie’s Tire, Brake & Service Co. today

Passing the Baton: Creating an Exit Strategy

According to a 2015 survey by CNBC and the Financial Planning Association, 78% of small business owners intend to sell their businesses to fund their retirement, yet fewer than 30% have a written succession plan. Whether you are nearing retirement or have decades left, there’s no time like the present to begin forming your exit

Deciphering the Sidewall

There is a lot you can tell about a tire just by looking at it. Federal regulations require most of that information to be branded on the sidewall, though not all of the markings are included on every tire. Let’s take a look at the markings and their meanings. Size-Metric The first one or two