MTD Magazine - September 2015

COVER STORY: Ricky Benton: 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year


'It's all good'

Ricky Benton credits hard work and good people for his success.  He's Modern Tire Dealer's 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year.

'There's no repairing it; you have to get another wheel'

Clad wheels: Handle with extreme care

Fall car care checklist

Car Care Council: 89% of inspected vehicles need a service

A 96-year marriage

Lewis General Tires is almost as old as the General brand


Editorial: Autopilot tire program: Michelin OnSite takes the dealer out of the equation.



Your marketplace

Business insight - Distracted driving: Create a policy now to save lives and money down the road.

Counter intelligence

European Notebook

Focus on dealers - 'They're turning a worn-out tire into something beautiful': Belle Tire customers see value of retreading at plant's open house.

Focus on industry- Why guayule? Cooper looks for a substitution for natural and synthetic rubber and finds it in a native southwest shrub.

Focus on dealers- Business has been 'better than expected': Lamb's Tire and Automotive grows with the market.

Focus on business - 'Keep your business moving forward': TIAs Global Tire Expo seminars and exhibits cover all the bases.

TPMS- Hyundai Sonata 2008-2010 service

Your Turn: Note to tire manufacturers: 'You can't have your cake and eat it, too.




MTD Magazine - September 2015