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Gallagher Tire

Gallagher Tire Uses Web Portal to Grow Specialty Tire Sales

It’s probably safe to say that as a product segment, specialty tires are not normally associated with e-commerce — at least in the minds of most consumers. But then again, specialty tire enthusiasts are not standard tire buyers, says J.P Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tire, a specialty tire wholesale distributor based in Spring City, Pa.  And Gallagher Tire, he adds, is not your average tire dealership.


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Countryside Tire bays

Pricing, Supply and Shipping Woes Stress Tire Dealers

Tire prices are going up. Supply issues continue. And tire dealers tell Modern Tire Dealer both are having an effect on what happens at the sales counter. Since nearly every major tire manufacturer has announced a price hike in recent months, MTD set out to find how that’s affecting sales and profitability. We checked in with six dealerships for a progress report as the first quarter comes to a close.


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Kenda

Kenda’s Stotsenburg Talks Products, Investment and Tariffs

Company is 'Reassessing its Sourcing'

Coming off a strong 2020, American Kenda Rubber Co. Ltd. continues to expand its product portfolio in several rapidly growing segments. In this MTD exclusive, Brandon Stotsenburg, vice president of the company’s automotive division, discusses opportunities that Kenda sees in different areas. He also reveals steps that Kenda is taking to mitigate the impact of potential tariffs on its passenger and light truck tires.


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F Direct

Bridgestone Launches Mobile Tire and Vehicle Service

Firestone Direct Program is Currently Available in Four Markets

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is launching a mobile tire and vehicle service for consumers and fleets under the Firestone Direct name. The service - currently available through Bridgestone company-owned stores in four metro markets - will offer tire installation and repair, as well as oil changes, brake work and other services. 


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Luke

USTMA Prioritizes Working with New White House, Senate

The last time MTD caught up with Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, was during April 2020, when the association’s 13 members were grappling with demand drop-offs, plant shutdowns and general uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly one year later, Forristall Luke says the association’s focus has shifted to working with the new Biden Administration and Senate to help advance its members’ interests at the legislative level. 


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Lessons Learned From COVID-19

Dealers Share 10 Ideas to Make Your Business Stronger

COVID-19 changed how independent tire dealerships do business — in many positive, profit-enhancing ways. One year later, 10 thriving tire dealers describe the quick, sometimes-tough decisions they made after the pandemic hit, how those changes made their businesses stronger and why other dealers should follow suit.


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