Les Schwab Chairman to Retire in 2008
Les Schwab Tire Centers announced today that company Chairman Phil Wick will retire in December 2008.
Tire Store Fire May be Tied to Former Owner’s Murder
Fire Officials in Fort Myers are investigating whether or not a Dec. 24 fire that caused some $300,000 in damage to Leal’s Tires & Wheels is related to the murder of former owner Epimenio “Epi” Leal.
Kumho to Increase Prices in 2008
Kumho Tire U.S.A. will increase tire prices up to 8%, effective Feb. 1, 2008. Price increases will vary, depending on the tire line and model.
Ontario Watches as Quebec Implements Snow Tire Law
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation is watching as Quebec becomes the first province requiring snow tires on vehicles in the winter months, but says it has “no plans to implement this now.”
Fountain Tire to Open New Store in Drayton Valley
When Dave Boulter opened his tire shop 40 years ago in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada, he probably wasn’t thinking about how his business would grow to become the successful Fountain Tire store it is today.
Trelleborg Names Two to Sales Staff
Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas, Inc. has named two tire industry veterans to its staff.
All Cued Up: Planning Done, Q Tires Looks to Launch Unique Line in 2008
Planning Done, Q Tires Looks to Launch Unique Line in 2008
Moving In All Directions: Hankook Expands Presence to Improve Global Positioning
Hankook Expands Presence to Improve Global Positioning
SEMA Show 2007 Wrap-up
Missed the SEMA Show? We’ve got you covered from the latest news and announcements to the hottest new tires and equipment.
Taking Stock: Vandals and Thieves Damage Tires, Bad Service Damages Industry
For those who haven’t been paying attention, 2007 was a lousy year to be a tire. So many innocents were lost to man-made madness, taken from us in their prime, some well before their contributions were even realized. And we’re not just talking about tires. Dozens, hundreds, nay thousands of tires passed before their warranties
Employee Screening: Uncovering the Best Person for the Job
In today’s ultra-competitive market, one of the most important keys to success is housing a hard-working, qualified staff. Having employees you can rely on gives you the edge over your competitors, as well as some peace of mind. The road to filling any shop or dealership with skilled employees is sometimes a long one with
A Growing Trend: Commercial Light Truck Tire Sizes Continue to Multiply
Not that many years ago, a dealer could cover 80% or more of the commercial light truck tire market with just six 16-inch sizes. That has changed a lot. More and more OEMs are moving to lower profile sizes, bringing a slew of new SKUs to the market. Newer GM, Ford and Dodge light