MTD Magazine July 2013

COVER STORY:

Modern Tire Dealer 100 for 2013: Where’s the profit?


By: Ann Neal

If there’s a surprise in this year’s Modern Tire Dealer 100, it’s not who landed where in the rankings. The surprise is the number of dealers who say they are seeing better margins in auto repair services versus tire sales.

FEATURES:

Where's the profit?

To offset shrinking margins on tires, MTD 100 dealers beef up the service side of their operations

2013 MTD 100

Top independent tire dealers in the U.S.

Predicting the future

'Better" may be trending better than 'best'

What you should know about tire testing

Remember that the devil is in the details

2013 BUYERS' GUIDE

Manufacturers/marketers

Serving the North American tire market

Naitonal associations

Industry-related associations including TIA, SEMA and more

State/provincial associations

Tire dealer organizations in the U.S. and Canada

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial

Online

News/views

Your marketplace

Focus on industry - A call to Armes: What will happen when Apollo buyes Cooper Tire? To find out, we talked with Cooper's chairman of the board

Focus on industry - Hercules releases two LT/SUV tires: From on-road stability to on-the-job toughness, the company has it covered

Focus on indusry - Autopromotec 2013: The biennial event boasted a 3.3% increase in foreign visitors

Counter intelligence

European notebook

TPMS

Your turn

Products

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