The Modern Tire Dealer Show

The Modern Tire Dealer Show

The Modern Tire Dealer Show provides a regular look at the tire industry with special attention to the independent tire dealer. The show features interviews, conversations and analysis from industry leaders and the staff of Modern Tire Dealer magazine, including Editor Mike Manges, Managing Editor Joy Kopcha and Associate Editor Maddie Gehring.

Episodes

February 22, 2024 18 mins

Is discounting the biggest drain on your profitability? Dennis McCarron says no - and explains what you can do to boost your gross profit - in this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show. 

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Industry analyst John Healy covers all corners of the tire industry, and he says the beginning of a new year can set the tone for what’s to come. So what does that mean for tire dealers? Healy believes the end of 2023 has positioned 2024 to be a year of opportunity. And that applies to dealers, but also manufacturers. One tiremaker certainly poised for change is Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. There’s a new CEO. There are changes lo...

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January 25, 2024 16 mins

In this special episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD's editors provide an exclusive preview of MTD's 2024 Facts Issue, our in-depth look at the tire industry. Check out MTD's Facts Issue at moderntiredealer.com. 

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As the tire industry kicks off the 2024 year, Michael Spencer, co-owner of Atlanta, Ga.-based TireSouth Inc., shares his goals and predictions for the coming year. Spencer talks inventory, employment and more in this can't-miss episode of the Modern Tire Dealer Show. 

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December 28, 2023 14 mins

In this special, year-end episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD's editors review some of the biggest stories and trends of 2023 - and why they matter.

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December 14, 2023 14 mins
Sun Auto Tire & Service has doubled its store count and revenue over the last two years. Tony Puckett, Sun Auto Tire & Services CEO, discusses what's next for the company in this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show. 
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November 30, 2023 16 mins

As more electric vehicles (EVs) hit the market, tire dealers are going to need to learn how to service EVs and EV tires. Robbie Bushnell, vice president of tire repair products at 31 Inc., comes on the Modern Tire Dealer Show to talk about repairing EV tires. 

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November 16, 2023 19 mins

When Russ Devens helped create the Safety Leadership Summit, he and other organizers agreed on one big principle: “There’s no competition in safety.” And that has guided them through four summits and many hours of conversations. Devens, the director of safety and risk management at McCarthy Tire Service, has helped bring together dozens of safety leaders from some of the largest tire dealerships in the country to help create and sh...

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November 2, 2023 22 mins

Jon Langerak, MTD's Tire Dealer of the Year, has successfully employed "patient capital" to build his dealership, Wonderland Tire Co. In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Langerak explains what "patient capital" is and how you can apply it to your business. 

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In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Phillip Baird, regional sales associate, BKT, shares best practices to help you prepare your customers' tires for winter storage. 

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Despite continuing consolidation, there's still a place for independent tire distributors. Gabriel Granatstein, CEO of Canada Tire, explains why in this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show.  
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The transition from traditional marketing to digital marketing is getting more popular within the tire industry and it's important for tire dealers to keep up with their online presence. Leeanne Bolger, director of marketing for CJ's Tire and Automotive, comes on the Modern Tire Dealer Show to talk about this transition and offer tips for other dealers. 

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Thinking about acquiring a single-store dealership? Listen to this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show first. M&A expert Michael McGregor offers some valuable advice.

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If the topsy-turvy conditions of tire sellout and worries over inventory levels are leaving you stressed, we have some good news. MTD columnist and industry analyst John Healy breaks down the big issues of the first half of 2023 to help you steer your tire dealership through the rest of the year.

Healy, an analyst from Northcoast Research, rejoins us on the latest episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show to provide an outlook on what...

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Artificial intelligence is becoming a hot topic within the tire industry. Jason Rook, president of the Independent Tire Dealers Group, comes on the Modern Tire Dealer show to discuss how the tire industry will evolve because of AI. 

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In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Paschal Dellavedova, Manager, OTR Sales and Service, Western Region, BKT Tires, discusses radial versus bias tires for construction applications, differences between bias and radial tires, how dealers can ensure they are making the right recommendations and more. 

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With nearly 50 years of experience, Bill Bainbridge is one of the tire industry's most accomplished, successful marketers. He discusses how retail tire marketing will continue to evolve in this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show. 

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In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD's editors break down some of the biggest stories and trends of the first half of the year.

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You’ve trained your team to be wholly focused on providing a superb customer experience for every person who walks in the door, but sometimes, things go awry. Whether it’s a customer who has to wait longer than expected, or a vehicle repair that wasn’t performed correctly, these missteps have a real cost. Randy O’Connor, principal and owner of Dealer 2 Dealer Development Group, says dealers can calculate the true cost of these mist...

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Gone are the days of television and radio ads being the primary advertisement platform for your tire dealership. Now, digital marketing is the new way to highlight your dealership. Andu Miller, owner of Iowa City Tire & Service in Iowa City, Iowa, sat down with MTD to talk about how digital marketing can set your dealership apart from others.

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