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Plaza Tire Opens 59th Store

Posted on January 3, 2017
Plaza Tire Service recently opened its second location in O'Fallon, Mo.
Plaza Tire Service recently opened its second location in O'Fallon, Mo.

Plaza Tire Service Inc. has opened a second outlet in O'Fallon, Mo., which brings the company to 59 stores in four states.

Plaza Tire operates stores throughout Missouri as well as in southern Illinois, western Kentucky and northeastern Arkansas. The O’Fallon store is the seventh Plaza Tire location in the St. Charles County area.

The new store is located at 1000 North Main Street in O'Fallon. "It's an excellent location for us," says Scott Rhodes, vice president of Plaza Tire Service. "We have great visibility, and it's easy for customers to get in and out of the parking area."

The new O'Fallon location has seven vehicle bays. Services include tire installations and repairs, wheel balancing, alignments, brakes, shock and strut replacements, oil changes, and battery replacements. The location is also equipped to perform fluid flushes for transmissions, power steering systems, coolant systems and brake systems.

A large window overlooks the service bays so customers can watch as work is performed on their vehicles. Customer amenities include complimentary WiFi service.

"This second O'Fallon location is a natural progression for us," says Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire Service. "We started doing business here in 1998, and we see this as an excellent opportunity to better serve this growing market."

Weekday hours for the new O'Fallon location are 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the store is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. To reach the store by phone, dial (636) 281-0560. Customers can get an instant tire quote, access coupons and see any available special offers anytime at www.PlazaTireService.com.

The O'Fallon location is the second new Plaza Tire Service store opened in 2016. Known as "The Quick Change Artist," the company strives to make the tire-buying experience easy and hassle-free. The company’s extensive tire offering includes the Bridgestone, Michelin, Firestone, BFGoodrich, Yokohama, Falken, Nokian, Dick Cepek and Toyo brands.

Plaza Tire Service is a family-owned company based in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded in 1963 by Vernon Rhodes, the company is owned today by his sons – Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes. Plaza Tire Service ranks 16th on the 2016 Modern Tire Dealer 100 list of the top independent tire retailers in the United States. The company's corporate office and distribution center are in Cape Girardeau.

To contact Plaza Tire Service's corporate office, call 800-334-5036.

Related Topics: Mark Rhodes, new stores, Plaza Tire Service, Scott Rhodes

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