Modern Tire Dealer

JUN 2018

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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 June 2018, Volume 99, Number 6 Modern Tire Dealer is a proud member of: 30 Preventive maintenance creates customer loyalty Plaza Tire Service recommends flushes and alignments 33 Northwest Tire invests in commercial tires for the future Customers demand winter traction and 16-ply tires 36 Truck tire market If you thought demand was high last year… 41 'You've got to pay to play' Tips for selling trailer tires and towing safety to consumers 46 Commercially Viable News and products for commercial tire dealers 52 A breath of fresh air Tire inflation systems will keep farmers in their seats 56 Tire pressure management: The next step How TPMS and ATIS technologies meet fleet needs 4 Editorial Eight years, 101 editorials: Reviewing my point of view leads to perspective 6 moderntiredealer.com News and navigation tools for MTD's website 8 News/Views Dealer Tire invests in Simple Tire: These two companies want to keep innovating 25 On the Rise Brandon Johnson, Eagle Tire Pros, Jacksboro, Tenn. 26 Your Marketplace Delayed tax refunds, weather issues are behind us as mix trends begin to improve 28 Numbers that Count Relevant statistics from an industry in constant motion 58 Counter Intelligence ZAT Method revisited: How to cultivate critical customer feedback 60 European Notebook Are all-season tires the solution to the summer-winter situation in the UK? 62 Business Insight Do, delegate, delay or dump: Learning how to spend your time efficiently Focus on Industry/Dealers 64 Belle Tire: 100 stores is 'the tip of the iceberg' Dealer has all hands on deck in Indiana 65 Gearing up for the 4th industrial revolution How will robotics, virtual reality and AI affect our industry? 66 225 members, 1,000 locations in all 50 states ITDG reveals big five-year goals at annual meeting 67 On the Road of Change BTS keeps its retail customers on top of the trends 68 'It's critical in the market' Michelin campaigns for wet traction testing on worn tires 70 Big O Tires aims for $800 million in sales in 2018 New website will have online sales capability 72 TPMS 2007-2014 Mazda3 and Mazda2 78 Products 82 Ad index 83 Classified ON THE COVER: ©GETT YIMAGES.COM/VITPHO F E A T U R E S COMMERCIAL TIRE DEALER TM D E P A R T M E N T S 25 30 33 41 46 60 62 64 65 68

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