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Think Yours is the Top Shop? Tire Review Wants to See

Tire Review magazine is now accepting entries for its 2010 Top Shop Awards presented by Ammco/Coats, which recognize the “best of the best” independent tire dealers in the United States and Canada.

Entry forms and information are now available online at the Top Shop Awards website, Complete entries can be made right online, and entries will be accepted until midnight on June 28, 2010.

The Tire Review Top Shop Award contest spotlights independent tire dealers that epitomize the attributes and values stressed in every issue of Tire Review: exemplary customer service and retention; training and education; merchandising and promotion; professional standards and conduct; appearance; solid business management; community involvement; growth; and achievement.

Dealers can nominate their own businesses, or others can nominate tire dealer businesses. The entry process is simple: Those making the nomination need to provide basic information about the dealership being nominated and write a short (300-word maximum) essay explaining why that dealership should be considered.

Magazine staff will review all entrants and select a group of semi-finalists who will be asked to provide additional information for judging. A panel of judges, including industry professionals and a member of the Tire Review staff, will select the four finalists and, ultimately, the 2010 Top Shop Award winner.

The grand prize winner will receive a Coats ProGuard Leverless Tire Changer, $1,500 in cash and airfare/hotel for two (two nights/three days) to the 2010 SEMA Show. Tire Review will also feature the Top Shop in its October 2010 issue and send a Top Shop trophy for display in their dealership.

Three finalists will each receive a Coats 1250-3DV tire/wheel balancer (featuring on-board training), $500 in cash, a feature story in the October issue of Tire Review and a specially designed finalist trophy.

For more information and to enter, visit