Midas' Project Spark initiative working with car donation charity
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise brand is launching a national philanthropic initiative, dubbed "Project Spark, to help families, veterans and first responders get back on the road.
Auto Care Association: Most consumers want access to vehicle data
BETHESDA, Md. — Nearly 90 percent of U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a new survey.
eBay: Online tire sales, services provide growth opportunity
AKRON — With about 80 percent of consumers researching tire purchases online it is important for tire dealerships to sell tires and installation services on the internet.
Tire Guru launches customizable mobile app for dealers
LOGAN, Utah — Software developer and ecommerce provider Tire Guru Software, Websites and More has launched a customizable mobile app for tire and automotive dealers that it said will assist consumers in shopping for tires, scheduling service and...
Leeds West hits 100-store mark with two acquisitions
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Big O Tires and Midas International franchisee Leeds West Groups has expanded its holdings to 100 stores with the acquisition of Midas shops in Appleton, Wis., and Aurora, Colo.
Jiffy Lube franchisee opens 29th store, plans 2 more by year-end
PROVO, Utah — Jiffy Lube franchisee SRE Group recently opened its 29th location, a four-bay Jiffy Lube Multicare shop, in Provo, and itplans to open two more stores in Nevada before year-end.
AAPEX 2018 debuts Virtual Vehicle Challenge
LAS VEGAS — Individuals attending the 2018 AAPEX in Las Vegas will have a chance to test their skills in a virtual vehicle repair garage for a chance to win prizes.
Have a plan for when disasters strike
While some dealers in the Carolinas suffered major flooding damage — particularly those located near Wilmington, N.C. — many seemed to have been spared in the aftermath of one of the nation's latest natural disasters.
Walmart, Advance Auto forming online parts ordering partnership
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. and Advance Auto Parts Inc. are forming a partnership that will lead to an online specialty automotive parts store accessible through Walmart.com.
Forbes ranks Podium among 'Next Billion-Dollar Startups'
LEHI, Utah — Forbes' magazine has recognized customer communications platform Podium Corp. Inc. on its Next Billion-Dollar Startups list for 2018, which recognizes companies thought to have a shot at being valued at $1 billion or...
Pennsylvania firm settles case involving allegedly defective retread
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury has returned an $11.7 million verdict against a Pennsylvania concrete products company in a lawsuit involving an accident caused by an allegedly defective retread tire on one of the company's trucks.
Currys open 2nd Craftsman Auto Care location in Virginia
FAIRFAX, Va. — Matt and Judy Curry, who previously owned The Hybrid Shop franchise program, have opened their second Craftsman Auto Care location in Virginia.
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