Icahn's $5.4 billion exit strategy for Federal-Mogul soothes aftermarket retailersApril 11, 2018
One reason Carl Icahn is selling Federal-Mogul is because customers such as AutoZone and O'Reilly bristled at the fact the billionaire investor was both their supplier and competitor.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: What goes up will come down -- Federal-Mogul to build, then tear down prototypeApril 10, 2018
A building so secret that workers are forbidden to discuss it is nearing completion on the grounds of Federal-Mogul's headquarters. The building, at an estimated cost of $500,000, is a replica of a fully equipped automotive-parts store -- with plans to rip it down just two weeks after completion, according to local records.
Icahn Automotive continues expansion with more service center acquisitionsFeb. 28, 2018
Legendary investor Carl Icahn's aggressive expansion into the automotive segment continued in the Detroit area market this week.
That's a wrap: Art scores for accessoriesFeb. 19, 2018
A Chicago BMW dealership uses art to increase accessory sales.
Billionaire Schaefflers hold the keys to Conti's fortunesJan. 10, 2018
Breaking up Continental is an old idea, but even as suppliers such as Delphi and Autoliv announced they were dividing last year, the German giant didn't budge. With Conti now talking of a major overhaul, all eyes are the billionaire Schaeffler family, which controls almost half of the supplier's stock.
Why Carl Icahn is betting on Hertz, Lyft and Pep BoysNov. 8
Carl Icahn imagines the next two decades or so of transportation the way a lot of experts do: Americans will ditch personal cars. He sees the migration playing into his hands.
Toyota explores airless tires to build lighter EVsOct. 30
Toyota is exploring using airless tires to help reduce the weight and boost the performance and range of battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles.
Tires for Life avoids potholesOct. 16
Mastria Nissan, of Raynham, Mass., carefully manages its Tires for Life program so as to avoid hurting its bottom line while raising its service retention rate.
Icahn, Federal-Mogul trying to sell Fel-Pro for $1.5 billion, report saysSept. 15
Carl Icahn's Federal-Mogul is considering a sale of its Fel-Pro engine parts business, seeking about $1.5 billion if it pursues a deal, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Dealer Tire wins business from Southeast Toyota's 176 storesAug. 31
Southeast Toyota Distributors has inked a deal with Dealer Tire to have the Cleveland company deliver replacement tires to 176 Toyota dealerships in five states beginning Dec. 1.
Build a tire factory, they will comeAug. 21
A Chinese player builds its first U.S. tire factory, and Volkswagen signs up for business.
TIRE TITANSAug. 21
Scott and Dean Mueller built Dealer Tire into a billion-dollar colossus by selling replacement tires to new-vehicle dealerships. Now the brothers are ramping up their efforts to teach dealers to be better tire retailers.