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Officers and Directors Roster

NCTDSA OFFICERS:

Board Of Directors

President:
Tom Wright, Jr.
Wright Tire Service, Anoka, MN
763-427-5700

President-Elect/Treasurer:
Lou Kharrat
Modern Auto Care, Eden Prairie, MN
952-941-3481

Secretary:
Joy Kokaisel
Norm’s Tire Sales, Roseville, MN
651-483-4591

Past-President:
Tom Warrant
Tire Associates, Mankato, MN
507-625-2975

Executive Director:

Bonnie McCleary
13304 Stone Road
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-544-6805
email:
BonnieMcCleary@northcentraltiredealers.com

NCTDSA Website:

www.northcentraltiredealers.com

NCTDSA Twitter:M

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Minnesota Directors:

Bill Bailey
Myers Tire Supply, Des Moines, IA
800-622-7267

Joe Bailey
U.S. AutoForce, St. Paul, MN
612-961-4604

Tom Carlson
Pomp’s Tire Service, Savage, MN
952-894-8846

Bryan Doyle
Pomp’s Tire Service, Savage, MN
952-894-8846

Pat McFarlane
651-769-7239

Steve Parker
Hanco Corp., Eagan, MN
651-456-5600

Kiek Possehl
Optomize Social Media, Oakdale, MN
612-747-2726

Bob Rynda
952-888-0147

Tim Seehusen
J & L Tire & Auto, Minneapolis, MN
612-927-5678

Andy Vetter
Factory Motor Parts, Eagan, MN
651-726-2344

Dakota Directors:

Jarid Lundeen
Tires Plus – Bismarck/Minot
701-837-1301

Dave Paulson
Dave’s West Fargo Tire, West Fargo, ND
701-277-8618

Dan Pearson
Northwest Tire, Bismarck, ND
701-221-9600

Supplier Directors:

Todd Anderson
Pioneer Rim & Wheel, Minneapolis, MN
612-331-3620

Sandy Evans
Bridgestone/Firestone, Wayzata, MN
952-476-8354

Dave Fischer
Jack McClard and Assoc., Hopkins, MN
952-933-3666

Bill Mahaffey
Custom Wheel Specialists, St. Paul, MN
651-644-5783


AAA: Synthetic Oil Performs Nearly 50% Better Than Conventional Oil

Synthetic oil outperforms conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent, offering vehicles better engine protection for only $5 more per month when following a factory-recommended oil change schedule, according to new research from AAA.

The association reports that switching from a conventional oil to a synthetic oil will cost the average driver $64 more per year, or an extra $5.33 per month. A survey of AAA’s Approved Auto Repair facilities shows that the average cost of a conventional oil change is $38, while a synthetic oil change costs $70. And, for those who change their vehicles’ oil themselves, the average cost of 5 quarts of conventional oil is roughly $28, while synthetic oil is $45.

AAA’s research also shows that 83 percent of service professionals select synthetic oil for their personal vehicles. “AAA’s findings indicate that synthetic oil is particularly beneficial to newer vehicles with turbo-charged engines, and for vehicles that frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic, tow heavy loads, or operate in extreme hot or cold conditions,” said John Nielsen, AAA’s managing director of automotive engineering and repair.

“It’s understandable that drivers may be skeptical of any service that is nearly twice the cost of the alternative,” Nielsen added. “While a manufacturer-approved conventional oil will not harm a vehicle’s engine, the extra $30 per oil change could actually save money in the long run by protecting critical engine components over time.”

AAA reports that its engine oil research focused on eight industry-standard American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) tests to evaluate the quality of both synthetic and conventional engine oil in terms of shear stability, deposit formation, volatility, cold-temperature “pumpability,” oxidation resistance and oxidation-induced rheological changes. At the time of testing, all tested oils were licensed by the American Petroleum Institute and advertised to meet the International Lubricants Standardization & Approval Committee’s GF-5 specifications, according to AAA.