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What’s Treading with Tire Review brings you features the latest tire industry trends, issues, technology and shop management practices among dealers in the industry today.

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What’s Treading with Tire Review brings you features the latest tire industry trends, issues, technology and shop management practices among dealers in the industry today.

    Servicing Shop Equipment During the Coronavirus Age

    Servicing Shop Equipment During the Coronavirus Age

    With businesses starting to reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing, mask-wearing and a slew of other hygiene practices have become the norm just to stay safe. So, how are equipment manufactures working to service shops right now?

    In this episode of "What's Treading with Tire Review," we talk with Kevin Keefe, vice president of service for Hennessy Industries, manufacturers of Coats tire changers and wheel balancers, Bada wheel weights and AAMCO brake lathes, to find out how they’re doing business and servicing dealers' equipment during the coronavirus age. Keefe delves into what measures the Hennessy Service Network has taken to service shops' equipment while keeping their technicians safe and shares more about what the industry can expect to see from Hennessy Industries this year.

    Listen here or subscribe to “What’s Treading with Tire Review” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and more. Find all links to subscribe here: https://www.tirereview.com/category/podcasts/

    For more on Hennessy Industries' brands, go to:

    Coats Garage: www.coatsgarage.com
    Bada Wheel Weights: https://www.badaweights.com/
    Baseline: https://www.baselinegarage.com/\
    AAMCO: https://www.ammcobrake.com/

    • 11 min
    AI, Machine Learning & Online Chat Platforms with Openbay

    AI, Machine Learning & Online Chat Platforms with Openbay

    In the last few weeks, it seems like the world has shifted into a more digital mindset due to the coronavirus. On today’s podcast, we talk with Rob Infantino, founder of Openbay, about the artificial intelligence and machine learning you can bring to your shop’s digital presence and how online chat platforms could be beneficial for your business.

    Openbay is an online marketplace that connects consumers with multiple tire and auto repair shops to complete their desired vehicle maintenance and repairs. It's also the creator of Otis, an online chat platform for tire and auto shops that uses machine learning to serve customers' automotive and tire needs.

    We delve into the difference between chatbots and chat platforms, how tire dealers can integrate these technologies into their websites, how Openbay’s own online chat platform works and how Rob sees the industry recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

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    • 17 min
    The Rise of Mobile Tire Service & Creating Your Mobile Tire Service Unit

    The Rise of Mobile Tire Service & Creating Your Mobile Tire Service Unit

    In this week's episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, we talk to Todd Ford, owner of Custom Upfits, a company based in Sacramento, California that specializes in building mobile repair units for the tire, wheel and auto body industries.

    In the tire industry, mobile tire service and install units - whether they're vans or trucks - have risen in popularity. Increasingly, tire dealerships are adding mobile install and repair units to their list of services to better cater to their customers’ busy lifestyles. And especially now - with shelter in place and lockdown orders in effect due to the coronavirus - tire dealers everywhere are adding services to have the upper hand in convenience over their competition.

    In this podcast, Todd explains why he thinks we're just at the beginning of the mobile service revolution, what you need to consider if your tire shop is investing in a mobile service unit and a step-by-step guide into how his business customizes mobile service vans to fit each shop's brand.

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    • 10 min
    Consumer Finance in the Coronavirus Age with Snap Finance

    Consumer Finance in the Coronavirus Age with Snap Finance

    In this episode of What's Treading with Tire Review, we catch up with Ryan Slobodian, executive vice president of Snap Finance, who details how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the consumer finance industry.

    In the last four weeks, more than 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment, which means for tire dealers and retailers across the country, many people don’t have the money for unplanned expenses right now - and unfortunately, tires often are one of those things. Navigating this situation right now is Slobodian, who details how Snap Finance is working with its key stakeholders - including its customers and retail partners - to provide financial relief where it's needed. He also delves into how the coronavirus pandemic is changing consumer spending and how tire dealers can be prepared as the economy recovers from this crisis.

    • 13 min
    COVID-19 Relief for Tire Dealers: What You Might Have Missed

    COVID-19 Relief for Tire Dealers: What You Might Have Missed

    With the passage of the CARES Act - aka the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act - small businesses, including tire dealers and auto repair shops, are entitled to a myriad of different forms of relief and funding. But do you know exactly what your business is eligible for?

    In this episode of What's Treading with Tire Review, we delve into what tire businesses need to know about the CARES Act with Rich Lipton, a Tire Review contributor and forensic accountant who has roots in the tire business. Lipton was a stockholder and manager of Sam’s Tire Co. in New Jersey for about a decade and is currently a senior partner at Lipton CPA and Associates.
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    • 9 min
    Coronavirus & The Tire Industry: How Will Our Industry Fare the Pandemic?

    Coronavirus & The Tire Industry: How Will Our Industry Fare the Pandemic?

    In this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, we’re talking about what’s been on everyone’s minds for the past couple of weeks: the coronavirus. We delve into how the spread of this disease is impacting the tire industry and what we can expect in the future. We spoke with Steven Rathbone, managing director at international investment banking firm Stout, and his colleague and tire industry veteran, Phillip Kane, now a senior advisor at Stout, to get their take on how the coronavirus will affect all parts of the industry in the weeks and months to come.

    • 6 min

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