“There is a lot of talk about the need for tire sales.
There is a lack of awareness that there is a shortage of tires for sale in this country.
In fact, there is so much inventory that you will see it in the marketplace that there really is not much of a shortage.
We need a better way to sell tires.
This is a huge, massive industry that can be expanded by the tire industry.”
“The only way to solve the tire shortage is to have a nationwide tire distribution network,” said Joe Hahn, a former General Motors senior vice president and chief operating officer.
“And the way to do that is through a national tire distribution organization.”
Hahn, now president of Hahn Tire, which has warehouses across the country, told CNBC that he was not advocating a nationwide network.
“There are not going to be enough places to buy tires, and there is not going the tire market that efficiently,” Hahn said.
But he suggested that tire sales could be done through a nationwide market.
“It is an area where the United States is very successful,” Hohn said.
“But in many other markets, we see that we are not seeing the demand for tires.”
Tire sales are a growing business for automakers and retailers, but are often hampered by regulations that prohibit them from carrying tires at retail, and in some states, they are prohibited from selling tires directly to consumers.
In California, the state that has the largest number of tire stores, retailers can only sell tires to consumers through third-party dealers.
The tire industry has long lobbied for more retail outlets, but many retailers have not been receptive to the push, said Chris Miller, a spokesman for the National Tire Dealers Association.
Miller pointed to California, which is home to the world’s largest tire network, as a major market where retailers could expand.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average price for a new tire sold in California is $15,000, compared with $6,500 for a used tire.
The NDT estimates that California’s retail sales of used tires in 2015 were $17.9 billion, compared to $14.9 trillion for the U.S. overall.
Tires are also a big business for independent dealers.
A study by the Consumer Reports National Tire Report found that independent dealers sell roughly $1 billion worth of used and new tires a year.
In the Northeast, however, independent dealers can’t take advantage of the nationwide network of stores, said Jason Reimers, an independent dealer and founder of the Independent Tire Dealership Association.
He pointed to the fact that independent sales are not common, as independent dealers are only allowed to sell in specific areas, and the prices for their products can vary widely.
Reimers said that a national network would be a much more efficient way to bring the products to consumers in a timely manner.
With the tire supply chain becoming increasingly fragmented and limited, the industry is trying to increase efficiency and ease of distribution.
Hahns tire store sells thousands of tires a month.
He said that with the increased demand, the company would not have a problem making a profit if the tire prices were higher.
“It would be really easy for us to make more money because we would have more inventory,” he said.
“The tires market is a big industry and we are going to continue to grow,” said Reimals wife, Laura, who runs the independent Tire and Carpet Shop in North Carolina.
Laura said she has heard from tire retailers that they would sell to independent dealers, but that the tire distribution industry needs to expand and the price should not be driven by the retail industry.
“That’s not fair to the consumers, and that’s not the way we want to be approached in this business,” she said.