Flynn's Tire & Auto Service has announced the opening its 19th retail location at 5828B Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, Ohio, on July 14, 2014.
The new facility shares a customer waiting area with the adjacent Advanced Auto Parts store within the same building, a design that Flynn’s says is efficient and convenient for tire service as well as auto repair and maintenance services.
Store manager Ian Snyder, says, "This is a new concept for Flynn’s. Speed and efficiency within a reduced footprint is our goal. We are already staffed with experienced technicians and our tire inventory is supplied several times a day by the nearby Flynn’s Wholesale location. The reduced overhead will give us an opportunity to maximize profits while still providing exceptional customer service.
Snyder says that since the building is located within the Eastwood Mall Complex, the company will be taking advantage of the traffic within this major consumer corridor.
“Flynn's Tire & Auto Service is already well-known in the area though advertising in the market for our Austintown and Boardman Ohio locations. Those who know of us will welcome the convenience of this new location in Niles."
Joe Flynn III, company president, states, "I am excited about our new Niles store. We’ve wanted to expand our store count in this market for some time now. This ‘Mini-Flynn’s’ gives us the opportunity to increase our market share by using a smaller store model. I am confident that we can deliver the same excellent customer service with fast, professional work.”
Flynn says the opening of this store coincides with the opening of the first Flynn’s store 50 years ago that his grandfather, father and uncle opened in 1964.
“My grandfather and father would be proud to know how far Flynn’s has come since that first store where there were no bays at all. They had to install tires outdoors in the driveway using the jack from the car they were putting the tires on. Then they took the new mounted tires to the neighboring gas station to be balanced on their machine.
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