After reading your April 15 issue, I just had to respond on a couple of things. I, too, enjoyed the March 18 issue with stories about women in the tire business. It was nice to know there is a lot more of us out there than I thought.
As for the letter by Mr. Lyle Kline of Lyle's Discount Tire Inc., in the April 15 issue, I think he needs to join the 20th Century. Not everyone has to work a business from the ground up to understand or know how the little guy feels.
Our future president of the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association was elected due to her knowledge of business and how she handles herself.
Could it be that Mr. Kline feels threatened?
On another subject, the article ``On-the-wheel repairs are temporary at best'' by Clarence A. Ball, was long overdue.
This information should be passed out to customers on the dos and don'ts of maintaining their tires.
Goodyear doesn't recognize a plug as a legitimate repair and could void your tire's warranty.
Fix-a-flat isn't much better when you consider the possible damage it does to the inner liner of the tire for future repairs. It makes it almost impossible for a patch to adhere to the liner, not to mention the hazardous condition it poses to the technician who is attending to the flat.
Your newspaper is always a wealth of information.
Don's Great River Tire and Service Inc.