Dealer Tire LLC is developing a tire retailing program for Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC, an independent distributor of Toyota vehicles to dealers in five southern states.
Southeast Toyota serves more than 175 independent Toyota dealerships in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
In addition to managing Southeast Toyota’s tire program, Dealer Tire says it will provide training, tools and services designed to help the distributor increase customer satisfaction and retention.
The agreement between the two companies is effective Dec. 1, 2017. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Southeast Toyota Distributors is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises Inc., which is based in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Dealer Tire is a family business that was founded in 1999 by the then-owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-based retail chain founded in 1918. Dealer Tire manages replacement tire and parts programs for 19 automotive origfinal equipment manufacturers. It serves more than 10,000 automotive dealerships from 39 distribution centers across the U.S.
For more information about Dealer Tire, visit www.dealertire.com.