Running a tire dealership today is not like it was in dad's day, as the special section in this issue illustrates.
Today's young tire dealers operate in a marketplace that's more complex and competitive.
They often must deal with an indifferent workforce and skyrocketing costs for workers' compensation, health and liability insurance.
They also have to contend with a much wider array of vehicle types and the tire lines to fit them. And they are faced with increased governmental rules and regulations.
But today's young tire dealers, many of whom have college degrees, are well prepared to take on these challenges.
But just like in dad's day some things haven't changed. Taking care of the customer will always come first.