BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report saysFri, 20, Jan 2017
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
Continental eyes takeover deals in tire businessWed, 21, Sep 2016
NHTSA's Rosekind hits hot roads across South to push recall repairsTue, 09, Aug 2016
Frustrated by the failure of many American motorists to take cars with safety defects to dealers for repairs, NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind on Tuesday began a political campaign-style swing through Southern states to push for better vehicle maintenance.
Dealers gain big in replacement-tire salesMon, 15, Aug 2016
Franchised dealerships have achieved a record share of the replacement tire market, aided by service-lane technology that promotes sales of new tires and alignments. Experts predict dealers' market share will nearly double in coming years.
Cautionary tale: Storing tires badly leads to cost, confusionMon, 15, Aug 2016
Storing customers' winter tires pays off for dealersMon, 15, Aug 2016
Tire, alignment sales can keep service customers from strayingMon, 15, Aug 2016
Selling tires and alignments helps new-car dealers retain service customers, automaker and supplier executives agree. By contrast, they warn that customers who drift away to independent tire stores might never return to the dealership for service.
Parts-vs.service clash can diminish benefits of tire storageMon, 15, Aug 2016
No-charge tire storage can set off a turf battle between a dealership's parts and service departments, so the management has to make sure everybody understands that the benefits can outweigh the time and trouble.
Don't hate the dandelions, says Continental TireTue, 02, Aug 2016
Vehicle advancements can trigger more calls for roadside help, AAA saysThu, 21, Jul 2016
Technological and design advancements in vehicles haven’t reduced the need for drivers to seek roadside assistance and there is new evidence that they actually may be contributing to more calls for help.