May, 2010 Archives - Tire Review Magazine
Summer Travel Tax Deductions

Since the summer travel season is almost upon us, keep in mind that if your summertime travel is primarily for business or career-related education such as training, then a portion of the trip may be tax-deductible. As long as most of your travel days are for business purposes, you can deduct the cost of travel:

Tire Storage Solutions Adapt to Fit Any Space

The choice of tire racks may seem to be among the most mundane of decisions a tire dealer must make. Nevertheless, proper selection can improve access to tire inventory and also enhance safety, productivity and shop appearance. A variety of sturdy rack, stack or pallet options exist. Boltless racks allow for quick assembly with just

Proper Workplace Hand Protection Required

One could argue that a technician’s most valuable tools are his or her hands. Without them, turning wrenches, squeezing air gun triggers or smoothing a tire repair are almost impossible. As important as they are, hands don’t always receive the proper care and protection they deserve. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about 250,000

State Exec Calls for GTE Support

Thank you for your editorial (First Off, April 2010) regarding the reinvigoration of our tire industry’s presence with the Global Tire Expo in the annual Las Vegas Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. I hope readers take note of your most important point: Profits from a TIA-owned show are “reinvested back to benefit the tire industry through

Association Chief Lauds TR Support

On behalf of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), I want to thank you for your recent editorial (First Off, April 2010) concerning the Global Tire Expo Powered by TIA. It’s exactly through support like yours that we can continue our work of representing and protecting the interests of our members and the tire industry as

Content is King: We’re Delivering Every Possible Flavor

At a recent seminar on digital media, one of the panel experts uttered this phrase: “It’s the content, stupid.” That brusque Clintonesque sound bite was meant to rattle. Until that point, the room was fixated on delivery methods. The panelist’s sharp comment snapped everyone’s attention back to the most important element of any publication –

May 2010 Sales Intelligence

Covering Columbia, S.C., Ney York, N.Y., Provo, Utah, Sioux Falls, S.D., Spokane, Wash., and Springfield, Ill., retail markets from May 1-3, 2010. Tire Review and InteliChek present up-to-date tire and service price information from U.S. metropolitan areas.For this monthly feature, InteliChek directly contacts a selection of independent tire dealers, mass merchants and car dealers to

After Rough 2009, Conti and Gold Dealers Steaming Ahead

Just as it takes a steady hand to navigate the waters of the Cari­bbean, Continental Tire the Americas is taking the same approach to its near-term efforts in the North American market. No major changes, no major announcements, just subtle adjustments and the addition of two new tires highlighted its Gold Pro­gram Dealer Meeting, held

Assurance Gets First Makeover With ComforTred Touring

In its first major overhaul of its Assurance line, Goodyear has launched the all-new Assu­rance ComforTred Touring. First announced at Goodyear’s annual dealer meeting earlier this year, the line got its formal send off during a special dealer and media driving event held in early May in Monterey, Calif. Attendees were able to try out

What to Look for in Repairing vs. Replacing Air Suspensions

Air springs and electronic ride controls provide a cushy, boulevard ride, but the ride doesn’t last forever. All air suspensions share a common vulnerability: air leaks. And when a system can no longer hold air, it goes flat. When an air ride suspension system goes flat, it can be very expensive to fix. OE parts

Rebuilding Business Confidence by Networking, Expanding Offering

The last few years have been an eye-opening experience for most Americans. We got fat and complacent and didn’t worry about tomorrow. We also fell into the “If we build it, they will come” mentality and forgot how to actively and aggressively find new business. After getting my butt kicked, I believe that I have

‘Performance’ Tires Are Everywhere: Do They Still Stand Out?

What is performance? A recent commercial by stalwart automakerMercedes-Benz asks the question – and then sets about answering it ascompletely as 30 seconds of prime-time television can.   Sparing their hyperbole, arguably performance is action – it is doing.Whether something is doing well is an altogether different point.   Tiremakers develop what they term “high