2019 Kumho Tire Dealer Meeting: Plans to Consolidate Tire Lines, Expand Sports Partnerships

Amid walls of red rocks hundreds of feet high and a peaceful Colorado River flowing behind them, about three dozen Kumho Tire USA dealers, wholesalers and distributors were invited to the Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa near Moab, Utah, to hear business updates during the company’s annual dealer meeting held Nov. 13-15. In addition, guests were introduced to Kumho’s new Road Venture MT71 tire – which will be available Jan. 1, 2020 – as part of the company’s first-ever tire launch event.

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Award-Winning Tire Dealers Share Their Secrets to Success


During the 2019 SEMA Show, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) hosted its annual “Tires at 2” seminar in which tire dealers shared their secrets to success.

Speaking to a full house, Alpio Barbara, 2019 Tire Review Top Shop winner and owner of Redwood General Tire in Redwood City, Calif., and Bob Kellogg, president of Warren Tire in upstate New York and Tire Business’ Tire Dealer Humanitarian of the Year, discussed ways their business has been successful and how other dealers can take advantage of opportunities in the industry and their communities.

Kevin Rolhwing, TIA’s vice president of training, moderated …

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Continental Tire Announces November Promotion


From Nov. 1-30, consumers who purchase four qualifying Continental Tire passenger tires will receive a $70 Visa prepaid card.

Included in the November promotion is the ExtremeContact DWS06, tuned for drivers who want all-season tire without sacrificing performance, handling, and traction in dry, wet and light snow conditions, the company says. The DWS06 uses Continental’s SportPlus Technology, which combines all-season reliability and handling.

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The Top 5 Blunders of Tire Dealers


An avid auto enthusiast with a fondness for American muscle cars, Steve literally grew up in and around his family’s auto service business in Massachusetts. Today, he is the CEO and Trainer of Champions of Sale Away LLC. Steve has over 25 years of successful sales, sales management and sales training experience.

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Fountain Tire Names New Execs


Dave Deley, Jason Herle and Nelson Tonn have been appointed to new executive positions.

Fountain Tire has announced the appointment of three team members to new leadership positions: Dave Deley as Senior Vice President, Stores; Jason Herle as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Information Systems & Supply Chain; and, Nelson Tonn as Vice President, Sales & Mine Service.

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‘Discount’ suit settled; Mavis to rebrand around 200 stores


MILLWOOD, N.Y. — Mavis Tire Supply L.L.C. is preparing to rebrand as many as 200 of its Mavis Discount Tire stores throughout the South, Southeast and Atlantic Seaboard as “Mavis Tires & Brakes at Discount Prices.”

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J.D. Power to recognize leading U.S. tire retailers, vehicle maintenance providers


COSTA MESA, Calif.— J.D. Power Inc. plans to recognize top performers later this year in two key automotive aftermarket categories — tire repair/replacement and oil change/general maintenance — during the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

The awards — being presented for the first time — are part of J.D. Power’s new U.S. Aftermarket Service Index (ASI) study, which focuses on the service experience with aftermarket service providers in the Do It for Me (DIFM) market.

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Distribution Stox expands into Ontario with Provincial Tire Distributors acquisition


BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Distribution Stox, a partnership of several large Quebec tire distributors, has acquired Provincial Tire Distributors Inc., a Barrie, Ontario-based company in business for more than 30 years.

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Unimax celebrates 40th anniversary with Point S Canada dealers


LISBON, Portugal — More than 300 tire retailers and suppliers attended the Point S Canada/Unimax Tire Ltd. annual convention, Sept. 12-15, in Lisbon to celebrate Unimax’s 40th anniversary.

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OK Tire, Hockey Canada Now Partners


OK Tire has announced a four-year partnership with Hockey Canada.

According to the company, this partnership is aligned with OK Tire’s commitment to supporting and engaging with the community throughout the country. OK Tire will serve as the official tire retailer and auto service provider for Hockey Canada and Team Canada as per this agreement.

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