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Dennis

How to Supercharge Your Point-of-Sale System

If you get 30 tire dealers in a room and bring up point-of-sale (POS) systems, prepare for 45 different opinions and a very long, passionate conversation. This month’s column is not going to endorse any particular POS system. Instead, it will help you learn to drive your POS system like the race car that it is and understand what role it plays at your dealership.


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Sullivan Tire Will Take Over 2 Direct Tire Locations

Longtime Manager Steps Into Ownership of Flagship Store

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. will acquire two of the four retail stores in Massachusetts previously owned and operated by Barry Steinberg. The longtime manager of the flagship Direct Tire and Auto Service store in Watertown, Mass., will become its new owner.


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Goodyear Reports Strongest 1Q Since 2018

Replacement consumer tire sales continue to drive Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s  recovery and rebound from COVID-19, with overall replacement tire volume increasing 14% in the first quarter, a number Goodyear says "significantly" exceeded the industry. The tiremaker recorded sales of $3.5 billion in the period, up 15% from a year ago, yet still shy of pre-pandemic results.


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Midas

Midas Marks 65 Years

TBC Corp. is celebrating 65 years of the Midas brand this year and says just as its founder built a business responding to the market's needs in 1956, the brand continues to do the same in 2021.


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Tuffy Tire Stores Donate to MDA

During a two-month campaign Tuffy Tire &  Auto Service Centers raised more than $7,000 for the Central Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tuffy locations in central Florida and around the U.S. supported the effort.


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EVs

Washington State Sets Aggressive EV Deadline

The state of Washington has passed a law establishing a 2030 target for phasing out the sale of gas-powered vehicles. It sets the most aggressive state goal in the U.S. for moving to an all-electric future and puts Washington five years ahead of California's 2035 target.


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ITDG

Program, Dealer Group Offerings Continue to Evolve

But the 'Basics' Are Still Valued by Members

“The industry looks considerably different than it did 15 years ago, both in the retail marketplace and the manufacturing and distribution arenas,” says Dave Marks, president and CEO of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC. “It’s impacting all sides of the market.” 


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Wegmann Alligator TPMS trailers

Alligator TPMS Sensors Pair With GM Towing Package

A new feature for certain models of the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra (2019-2021 1500 & 2020-2021 HD) is an option to monitor the tire pressure of the trailer wheels on the truck's dashboard. Alligator-brand Sens.it RS universal TPMS sensors can be used on those trailer wheel positions.


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