During the four-day event, Tire Pros dealers received updates on the business, mingled with their peers and learned about how they can tackle emerging industry trends.
Federal legislation will provide consumers rights to repair their vehicle while protecting a free and fair repair market.
We’re talking about recent industry trends that you can take advantage of when running your tire business.
What is one thing that scares you and one thing that excites you about the tire industry?
Let’s face it: it’s harder to be an independent tire dealer today than in years past. That’s what longtime tire dealers we talk to—not only in interviews but also at ride-n-drives, on Johnny g & Friends and in What’s Treading episodes—tell us. From supply challenges to expanding tire sizes, the business has gotten complicated. And
I want you to take yourself back to last week, in the kitchen making Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey is in the oven and every burner on the stovetop has a job to do. You’re timing everything perfectly… until your nose tells you otherwise. The beans on the back burner are burning! This is how Tom
With the final races in the midterm elections decided or nearly there, the 2023 Congress will be taking their oath come the new year, which means a new legislative cycle is upon us. For tire dealers and automotive repair shop owners, this means a new crop of legislators will hold the power on hot-button issues,
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance hosted U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales of the 23rd District of Texas at its San Antonio headquarters. The Congressman joined Alliance executive staff members to discuss the aftermarket industry’s most pressing issues for warehouse distributors and shop customers, The Alliance said. The discussion also focused on the American consumer and the
Women at the Wheel celebrates women in the automotive aftermarket who are revolutionary in their field — sparking change and driving results. Join us each month as we engage in illuminating and inspiring conversation with female leaders sharing their career journeys, best advice, most challenging moments and more. In this monthly podcast, Babcox Media editors Amy
A right-to-repair ballot initiative is underway in Maine, as members of the state’s Right to Repair Coalition, a group of independent repair shop owners and employees, filed an application for a citizens initiative with the Maine Secretary of State’s office. The initiative asks for a statewide referendum in 2023 that would protect the rights of
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, chair of the consumer protection and commerce subcommittee, recently wrote a letter to the General Accounting Office (GAO) requesting examination of competition and cyber security issues related to access to in-vehicle data. The Auto Care Association says it strongly agrees with Schakowsky’s statement in the letter that “when manufacturers take steps
The need for federal right to repair protections in the auto industry was top of mind for key legislators and regulators at a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing held on May 18. Chair Mike Quigley (D-IL) began by noting the importance of “initiatives that I have long supported like increasing consumer rights to repair the things