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What you can learn from Discount Tire chairman
Modern Tire Dealer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the best sources of inspiration in the tire dealer industry is one of its most successful dealers, Bruce Halle, chairman of Discount Tire Co. Inc., writes Bob Ulrich, Modern Tire Dealer editor. In this blog post, Ulrich shares some of Halle's methods and words of wisdom. More

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Auto parts retailers see ratings downgrade
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Sterne Agee & Leach has downgraded two very large and growing auto parts stocks, anticipating share price losses in the coming months. More

Counterfeit auto parts are no joking matter
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The latest fake auto parts outrage involves air bags, potential life-savers if you are in a serious collision. The government watchdog National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated "tens of thousands of counterfeit air bags" have been installed in vehicles that have been repaired at some independent shops in the last three years and are currently being driven on U.S. roads. More

AAA urges 'yes' vote on auto repair ballot question
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Saying that there should be no compromise when it comes to the rights of vehicle owners, AAA Southern New England is calling on Massachusetts voters to vote "yes" on Question 1 on the November election ballot. Question 1 would require auto manufacturers to make all service and diagnostic information available to consumers and independent repair shops — not just their franchised dealership service centers. More


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 HOT TOPICS


Pep Boys closes $200 million term loan
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Pep Boys has announced it closed on its amended and restated term loan facility. The amended and restated facility was in the principal amount of $200 million, bears interest at Libor (with a floor of 1.25 percent) plus 3.75 percent, matures on Oct. 11, 2018, and is secured by the real estate underlying 142 of the company's owned stores. More

See how America's Car-Mart Ranks among analysts' top picks with strong buyback activity
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A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that America's Car-Mart Inc. is the No. 82 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have repurchased at least 5 percent of its outstanding shares over the trailing twelve month period. In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the list of stocks with strong buyback activity was ranked according to those averages. More


 IN THE NEWS


Retail sales in US probably rose in September on auto demand
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Retail sales in the U.S. probably rose in September for a third month as demand for automobiles kept improving and discounters benefited from a final rush of back-to-school shopping, economists said. More

Scrap cars catch on fire at auto parts business
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As many as 20 to 30 cars that were ready for the crusher caught on fire recently at Acme Auto Parts in Pontiac, Mich., according to a Waterford Regional Fire Department official. An employee at the business was taking parts off of a car and threw down a cigarette, igniting the backseat of the vehicle, said Fire Marshal Matt Covey. More

How to avoid getting burned by counterfeit auto parts
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's announcement that counterfeit, faulty airbags may have been used to repair tens of thousands of cars in the U.S. over the past several years highlighted an ongoing issue in the industry. More


 MANAGEMENT & MARKETING


6 ways to be more productive
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Robert C. Pozen is a very productive guy. At age 66, his résumé is so packed with accomplishments it's tough to cram them into a short summary. Recently, The New York Times ran a condensed version of his book, "Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours," perhaps to help readers execute one of Pozen's pieces of advice — reduce reading. To advance that goal further here is a summary of six of the most illuminating points from the article and the book. More

Do your employees make you a better manager?
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Successful leaders and managers alike constantly stress the importance of developing their employees. But do they appropriately recognize the importance of how their employees might develop them? One of the world's top coaches thinks not. While chatting about "coachability" with Sir Clive Woodward — who had coached Great Britain's world champion rugby Lions and served as director of elite performance for the wildly overachieving British Olympic team — he casually observed that, in reality, the best athletes he had invariably improved his abilities as a coach. More

4 creative ways to grow your business using the Web
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Social media is time consuming, and rarely correlates directly to increased sales, according to Vanessa Merit Nornberg, founder of Metal Mafia. AdWords and paid listings can be costly, and take time to get right. However, it is important to find fast and inexpensive ways to make the Internet work for your company. For savvy small business owners, there are lots of creative ways to use the Web to move your business forward. Here are a few to get started. More

UPCOMING EVENTS
Event       Location     Dates Notes

65th Annual AWDA Business & Education Conference       Las Vegas     Oct. 27-30 AWDA's goal for 2012 is to maintain momentum, build on the success of 2011 and generate even more excitement for the distribution sector's premier networking event.

2012 Global Tire Expo       Las Vegas     Oct. 29-Nov. 2 No matter what sector of the tire industry you're in, you'll find the expo well worth it. There are more than 190 booths displaying the latest in tire technology from around the world.

The 2012 SEMA Show       Las Vegas     Oct. 30-Nov. 2 Provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo 2013       Panama, Panama     July 24-27 Provides exhibitors with direct access to the Latin American and Caribbean tire markets and tire dealers from those markets the opportunity to connect with international manufacturers and major suppliers.

 
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