Akron, Ohio – Nominations are open to find the “best of the best” independent tire dealers in Canada and the United States. Nominations can be made by dealers themselves or by their customers for the 2012 Tire Review Top Shop Awards.

Entries will be accepted until midnight on July 6, 2012. The contest spotlights independent tire dealers that provide exemplary customer service and retention, training and education, merchandising and promotion, professional standards and conduct, appearance, business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement, and innovation.

The Top Shop grand prize winner will receive a Coats Leverless RimClamp tire changer, US$1,500 in cash, and airfare and hotel for two to the 2012 Global Tire Expo at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November. Three finalists will each receive a Coats tire/wheel balancer and $500 in cash.

Those making a nomination need to provide basic information about the dealership and write a short essay, 300 words maximum, explaining why the dealership should be considered. To make a nomination or for more information, visit Tire Review.

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