The Modern Tire Dealer Show is a weekly look at the tire industry with special attention to the independent tire dealer through interviews, conversations and analysis from industry leaders and the staff of Modern Tire Dealer magazine, including editor Mike Manges, senior editor Joy Kopcha and managing editor Ron Ledgard.
’There’s No Competition in Safety’
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 share best practices. He talks about the summit, and some of the safety lessons learned along the way, in this week’s episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show.
The Power of ’Patient Capital’
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.
How to Prepare Your Customers’ Tires For Winter
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.
Why There’s Still a Place for Independent Tire Distributors
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.
How to Effectively Digitally Market Your Dealership
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.
Podcast: Your Guide to Buying A Single-Store Dealership
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.