May, 2000 Archives - Tire Review Magazine
Basketball? No…It’s Tire Retailing

Around the middle of the second half, I realized what I was watching. Sure, on the face of it Michigan State was systematically dismantling Florida in the NCAA finals. But what we were really watching was a perfect metaphor for the state of tire retailing.Fresh-faced, flashy underclassmen versus patient, methodical upperclassmen. Youth vs. experience. Slick

Truck Tires for Work or Play

Truck Tires for Work or Play Truck tires for light- and medium-duty Class 3-6 trucks have historically been general-purpose offerings. This made perfectly good sense for many years as these vehicles, such as the Class 3 dually pickups, often served in personal-use applications.Even most commercial uses, such as pickups and vans used by plumbers, electricians

Taking the Long View: Today’s Dealers See the Long Term Benefits of Private Brands

nal exposure that would make them more well-known among consumers. And today, they enjoy much the same level of technology as the majors, but dealers often face an uphill battle convincing consumers of their quality and performance. Most importantly for dealers, however, is that unlike the major brands, private brand lines deliver the territory exclusivity

Selling in the Private Market

Selling in the Private Market “We’ve been in business 21 years and never carried name brand tires.” This is the eighth installment of Tire Review’s Dealer Diary, a year-long series showcasing a typical tire dealer, his business, how he runs it, the many issues he deals with, and his thoughts on the industry in general.This

More Than Just Tires: Private Brand Execs Discuss SKUs, Marketing and Competition

More Than Just Tires Private Brand Execs Discuss SKUs, Marketing and Competition Dealers agree that private brands provide the combination of product quality and profit margins they need to remain vital and competitive in today’s market. But like the major brands, private branders face a number of key issues that cut to the core of