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Study: More consumers researching major purchases online
Tire Review
Customers research and compare prices and financing offers before purchasing, according to a study by GE Capital Retail Bank. The "Major Purchase Shopper Study" stated more than 80 percent of consumers start their search process online, up 20 percent from last year, and spend an average of 79 days gathering information before making a major purchase. While customers are taking time to research before a purchase, 41 percent of major purchase shoppers say they are more open to making a large purchase than they were a year ago.
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7 easy ways to increase your income with past clients
By Sydni Craig-Hart
Studies consistently show that clients who have purchased from you once are likely to do so again if they are given the opportunity to do so. In fact, Inc. magazine says that "Acquiring new customers is expensive (5 to 10 times the cost of retaining an existing one), and the average spend of a repeat customer is a whopping 67 percent more than a new one." If you take a moment to think back on your best client experiences, the ones that got best results and who you enjoyed working with the most, wouldn't it be great to have the opportunity to work with them again?
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2012 specialty auto parts sales top $31 billion
Modern Tire Dealer
The Specialty Equipment Market Association reports that sales of automotive specialty equipment products continue to climb, reaching $31 billion in 2012 according to the 2013 SEMA Annual Market Report. The figure represents a 4 percent increase over the previous year, and marks the third consecutive year of growth. "The report's findings are consistent with what we are seeing and hearing in the industry," says Chris Kersting, SEMA CEO and president.
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Break the mold and be an independent thinker
Entrepreneur
To come up with truly creative products and unique ideas, great business leaders need to be independent thinkers. Our brains are wired to recycle ideas we've already heard from others, but you can learn to think independently, or to come up with novel ideas, with a few easy psychological tips and tools.
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Tires: Your safety and your life are riding on them
U.S. Department of Transportation FastLane
With many families venturing out on the road for summer travel, it's the perfect time to learn more about one of the most important features for avoiding a crash – your tires.

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How to actually empower customer service employees
Harvard Business Review
There is perhaps nothing as fundamental for organizations as customer service. Any company in a truly competitive market suffers an inevitable decline if it ignores this basic discipline for too long.

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30 seconds for every customer service point of contact
Business 2 Community
Today's technology has created a new wave of how business is done. In-store interactions customer experience should accommodate today's more savvy, digitally-connected, DIY-minded customer.

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Michelin issues voluntary recall of light truck, SUV tires
Rubber News
Michelin North America Inc. has voluntarily recalled an estimated 100,000 tires, some of which the company said could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause them to lose air pressure. Michelin said about 2,500 tires, about 2.5 percent of tires recalled, could have the perforations. The recall involves certain sizes of the Michelin LTX M/S2, Michelin X radial LT2, and Michelin Latitude Tour tires sold primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The tires typically are found on light trucks and SUVs.
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Lending is up, but loans are skimpier
The Wall Street Journal
Small-business lending activity is on the rise, but the size of loans is shrinking, new data show. The total number of small-business loans jumped up 10.4 percent last year, according to a recent report released by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy. The new numbers suggest that small businesses are still cautious about taking on debt, and that many banks are still struggling to recover from the financial crisis.
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Fuel economy of new 2013 models sold tops 2012 units
Tire Business
The average fuel economy for new 2013 model light vehicles sold in the U.S. is 24.6 mpg, up 1.1 mpg from 2012 models, according to a monthly report from University of Michigan researchers. New cars, vans, SUVs and pickups sold in June had an average fuel economy of 24.7 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from May, according to researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle.
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NHTSA: Tire fuel labeling info to come in 2 parts
Rubber News
The pending consumer information requirements for the tire fuel efficiency labeling final rule will be published in two phases, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Roy Littlefield, Tire Industry Association executive vice president, revealed the gist of a recent letter to TIA from Chris Lieu, NHTSA director of government affairs, policy and strategic planning. While Lieu did not reveal the timing or exact content of the consumer education provisions to TIA, he did tell the association that the first phase would address tire maintenance and update existing information on NHTSA's consumer website, SaferCar.gov.
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In an alternate universe, America's highways are paved in rubber
The Atlantic Cities
Highways are in a perpetual process of decay — rain and temperature extremes makes them crack and buckle, and constant traffic inevitably coaxes out axle-jarring potholes. Back in the 1950s, though, a crack team of American scientists thought they were looking at the end of the era of vulnerable highways. The secret: a mysterious semi-liquid rubber compound, which they mixed in with other paving materials to create the "necessary resilience to prevent a road from being pounded to pieces."
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