Coats honors 2014 Top Shop winners at SEMA

Dec. 8, 2014
For the eighth year in a row, COATS presented the Tire Review Top Shop awards to finalists and the grand-prize winner at SEMA 2014. The Top Shop Awards seeks to honor the “best of the best” independent tire dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

For the eighth year in a row, COATS presented the Tire Review Top Shop awards to finalists and the grand-prize winner at SEMA 2014. The Top Shop Awards seeks to honor the “best of the best” independent tire dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service in Hermitage, Pa., took home the grand prize this year, and the 2014 finalists were Redwood General Tire Pros from Redwood City, Calif., M&W Tire in Benton Harbor, Mich., and Performance Plus Tire & Automotive Superstore in Long Beach, Calif.

Each of the three finalists received a COATS Vero Series V200-3Dwheel balancer, $500 in cash and a specially designed finalist trophy. The grand-prize winner received the brand-new COATS 70X-L Leverless Rim Clamp tire changer, $1,500 in cash, airfare and hotel accommodations for two to the 2014 Global Tire Expo/SEMA show, and a Top Shop trophy to display in their dealership.

“It’s fulfilling as a manufacturer to see our products in use at some of the best independent shops in North America,” said Kevin Keefe, vice president of service and sales support at Hennessy. “As these shops demonstrate, it takes a lot to run a successful retail tire business, and we’re honored that these topnotch shops are using COATS.”

Shops are carefully selected and judged on a combination of customer service and retention, training and education, merchandising and promotion, professional standards and conduct, appearance, solid business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement, and innovation.

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