Cookeville, TN (December 7, 2011) – TCS Technologies, software and technology provider for the tire, automotive, and retread industry, announces a formal partnership with Gary Ingber and Tim Loden, founders of Open Road Technologies, to bring to market a complete retread software solution for today’s retreaders. Many independent retreading companies already recognize the value of this partnership and have committed themselves to the TCS retreading software solution.
Mr. Gary Ingber, past president of Open Road Technologies, team leader, and original designer of the RoadWare Tire Tracking Management System (RoadWare) software, has partnered with TCS to build a comprehensive retread package, offered as a stand-alone application, or fully integrated within TCS’s Tire Core software system. Mr. Ingber is managing the development of the retread software, until it is successfully operational in the retreading facilities already ...[more]
Bowie, MD– The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today that TCS Technologies has signed the first subscription to the Association’s newly created TPMS Database. The Database incorporates all of the information in TIA’s highly successful TPMS Relearn Chart into a file that can be linked with point-of-sale (POS) software so the TPMS requirements for each specific make and model can be printed directly on the work order.
“The TPMS Database was created to give retailers another option for handling the TPMS relearn and service requirements for domestic and import vehicles,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA Senior Vice President of Training. “By creating a data file of the TPMS Relearn Chart, we are now able to provide this valuable information in multiple formats so we can meet the needs of any size retailer. TCS was the first software provider to approach us after the release during the Global Tire Expo (GTE) and we a ...[more]
On Tuesday, June 7th, Tire Business hosted a Facebook Q&A session on their Facebook Fan Page. The tire industry community was invited to participate and get answers to their social media questions from TCS.
Tire Business’ Alaina Scott, circulated news of the event in her AboutTBlog post: “Getting Answers to Your Social Media Questions”.
In her post, she extended an invitation to the tire industry community to consider social media str ...[more]
Back on May 18, 2011, Modern Tire Dealer posted this breaking news article, Walmart finds another way to take your customers away. In this article, Modern Tire Dealer noted that, “By June, the world’s largest retailer is expected to have a new program in place na ...[more]
Social Media Marketing is a way that businesses and organizations can proactively engage their customers via channels such as Facebook.com, YouTube.com and Twitter.com. These social media channels are the places where customers, your company’s customers, are spending many hours of their days and weeks.
In the past few months, both Tire Business and TCS have published information about Social Media Marketing. TCS advises clients that participating in Social Media Marketing provides your company fairly instant communication with your customers about special offers on your products or services.
Back on April 21, 2011, Tire Business published an article about McGee Auto Service & Tires acquiring eight Tampa Bay area Superior Auto Stores. “The Superior Auto stores generate most of their revenue from auto service, Mike McGee said, which makes them a good fit with McGee Auto’s retail business, which derives about 70 percent of sales from service.”
The transition from Superior to McGee’s began in late April. McGee Auto Preside Mike McGee told Tire Business, “…the transition’s been going smoothly so far, aided by several factors, including common computer systems, experienced personnel, ...[more]
Congratulations to Tires 1st of Miller Road for becoming a Tire Review Top Shop finalist. While their shop is not ideally located within Columbus, GA, they manage to sell 24,000 tires from their one location, not including sales to car dealers and more than 2,400 retreaded commercial tires. Tom Hargrove and Mark Morrison, owners of Tires 1st, have been TCS customers since 2007 and continue to be valuable assets as we continue to evolve our products and services. In the January edition of Tire Review, Tires 1st outlines 5 key areas they contribute to their success:
1. It Pays to Advertise
2. Personal Relationships are Key
3. Keep Community-Involved
4. Overcoming Business Challenges
5. Leverage Vendor Marketing Expertise
In addition to being co-owner of Tires 1st, recently Mr. Morrison has expanded his talents int ...[more]