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5 Tips to Prevent Falling Victim to Computer Viruses

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2019 6:14:39 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Tire and auto services dealers, Auto Repair Professionals, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, ASA Automotive Systems, Tire and Auto Service Dealers, Hackers, Computer Virus, Cryptovirus, Malware, Ransomware

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The internet is an amazing place with an endless bank of entertaining and informative websites. However, it can be surprisingly easy to fall victim to what’s commonly given the blanket name “computer virus” – malware, ransomware and crytoviruses.

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4 Ways to Go Green at Your Tire and Auto Services Shop... and Save Money

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2019 4:43:38 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in TireMaster, Customers, Tire & Auto Services Dealers, Tire and Auto Service Centers, Texting, Shop Management Software, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster Software, customer satisfaction, customer support, emailing, go green

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Check Out America's Leading 'All-in-One' TireMaster Software at NCTDA Expo 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 1:23:08 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Tire & Auto Services Dealers, Tire and Auto Service Centers, Tire Dealers, Tire and auto services dealers, Shop Management Software, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, TireMaster Software, Tire and Auto Service Dealers, NCTDA 2019, NCTDA Expo 2019

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Going to NCTDA Expo 2019? At this year’s expo, connect, network and see every aspect of tire and auto services business. Learn how you can handle all your POS, Accounting, and Inventory with America's leading 'All-in-One' solution developed specifically for tire and auto service businesses like yours. It's software that keeps all your data in one place — from sales, accounts, inventory etc. — so you can run all your reports from a “single point of truth.” 

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Going to Tire Pros 2019?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2019 12:08:56 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in TireMaster, Tire & Auto Services Dealers, Tire and Auto Service Centers, Tire Dealers, Tire and auto services dealers, Auto Repair Professionals, Shop Management Software, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster Software, Tire and Auto Service Dealers, Tire Pros, Tire Pros 2019

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Check out the 'All-in-One' TireMaster Software.

Planning to attend Tire Pros 2019? At this year's Tire Pros Vendor Fair, HIT THE JACKPOT with TireMaster, America's leading 'All-in-One' Point-of-Sale (POS), Accounting and Inventory software developed specifically for tire and auto service businesses like yours at the ASA Automotive Systems booth #200.

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New Car Sales to Slow in 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2018 2:50:24 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Customers, Tire Dealers, Tire Purchases, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster Software, Tire and Auto Service Dealers

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Higher interest rates, lowering dealership incentives, and rising prices could all be factors that will cause new vehicle sales to fall in 2019. In early December, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) based in Tysons, Virginia, estimated U.S. sales of light vehicles will reach only 16.8 million units next year, making 2019 the first year since 2014 that new vehicle sales will fall below the 17 million mark.

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Survey: Size of Independent Tire Retailers is Growing

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 2:37:46 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Tire & Auto Services Dealers, Tire and Auto Service Centers, Tire Dealers, Tire and auto services dealers, Automotive Industry, Independent Tire Dealers Group, Top 100 Dealer List, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster Software, Top 100 Dealer List 2018, Tire and Auto Service Dealers

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5 Steps to Help You Make the Most of What You Learned at SEMA

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 3:41:30 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in TireMaster, Customers, Tire & Auto Services Dealers, Sales, Tire and auto services dealers, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster Software, SEMA2018, Tire and Auto Service Dealers

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Not sure what to do with all the information overload from visiting SEMA 2018? We don’t blame you - it was an extremely busy (large, crowded, overwhelming) show! We’ve compiled the following helpful steps to follow now that you’ve settled back into your normal, post-show schedule. If you attended SEMA with a goal in mind but can’t seem to tackle the next step in your process, this list is for you.

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ASA Customer Fat Boy’s Tire & Auto Wins Dealer of the Year!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2018 11:10:18 AM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, Independent Tire Dealers Group, Fat Boy’s Tire & Auto, Dealer of the Year

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Fat Boy’s Tire & Auto received the 2017 Dealer of the Year award from the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG). Congratulations!

The award ceremony took place in May at ITDG’s annual meeting and trade show in Chandler, Arizona. Fat Boy’s Tire & Auto, Owner, Kirk Lenhardt accepted the award, which was given to his dealership for its outstanding reputation among customers and vendors. To learn more about the ITDG annual meeting read the June issue of Modern Tire Dealer.

The ITDG represents more than 600 independent tire dealer locations in 44 states.

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6 Ways to Use Facebook to Your Advantage

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2018 10:54:07 AM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Tire and Auto Service Centers, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, Facebook strategy, Online marketing strategy

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Facebook Marketing Strategy

Tire and auto repair shops that are not on Facebook are invisible to the wider world. It’s not enough to simply have your address and hours of operation online. You need to think of Facebook, and all of social media, strategically. That means finding ways to engage customers and prospects in a way that gives them value, and to have the discipline to maintain that relationship on a consistent basis.

Here are six easy ways to use Facebook to your advantage:

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Automotive, tire industries worried about potential sales downturn

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2018 5:40:15 PM / by ASA Automotive Systems posted in Tire and auto services dealers, Tire Industry, Automotive Industry, Steel tariffs, Aluminum tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, American Enterprise Institute

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Tariffs on aluminum and steel imports this month from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union, as well as those from China, are troubling leaders in the automotive and tire industries.

Scott Clark, the Chairman and President of Michelin North America, said the tariffs are “a real concern.”

“Some of the steel that all manufacturers use in making tires in North America is not available in North America. We're all dependent on importing that steel,” he said.

Industry analysts are concerned that higher prices will lead to a slowdown of new automotive and tire sales. Canada is a major exporter of steel plate and coil steel used by manufacturing. The country accounts for about half of the raw aluminum imported by the U.S. and about a fifth of finished steel imports.

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