Modern Tire Dealer

APR 2019

Magazine for the professional tire industry

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3 w w w . M o d e r n T i r e D e a l e r . c o m The Industry's Leading Publication April 2019, Volume 100, Number 4 Modern Tire Dealer is a proud member of: 20 Past, Present, Future A tire for all seasons: All-weather + UHP = Vredestein Quatrac Pro 22 Help for the independent tire dealer Program groups offer tools and services to help you get ahead 30 Avoiding brake service comebacks A few common fixes to create satisfied customers Commercial Tire Dealerâ„¢ 38 'The retread will become the new Tier 4' Tariffs create cautious optimism among retreaders 44 2019 MTD Top 50 Retreaders in the U.S. 48 OTR market continues in growth mode Off-the road market must embrace new technology, panelists say 52 Understanding megatrends and anticipating change OTR industry expert spells out keys to winning in business 55 AG Tire Talk Stubble damage: It can't be eliminated, but it can be managed 59 Commercially Viable 4 Editorial What's in a name? Why Viking is a good fit when it comes to winter tires 6 moderntiredealer.com News and navigation tools for MTD 's website 8 News/Views The influence of Amazon: A look at tiers, tire brands and prices 16 Your Marketplace Reduced levels of cash flow from tax refunds inhibits big ticket purchases 18 Numbers that Count Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion 60 Business Insight Critical succession planning: Help your family survive your death 64 European Notebook Flying cars, high-speed winter patterns and 'hobby' tires Focus on industry 68 A path to profits and higher car counts: The Hybrid Shop is back and looking for tire dealers 70 Filling in the gaps: Continental gives its dealers more opportunities TPMS 74 Ford Econoline (E150-E450): 2010-18 78 Products 80 Ad index 81 Classified ON THE COVER: PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTHERN TIRE MART LLC. F E A T U R E S D E P A R T M E N T S 30 38 20 48

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