Conlan Tire Buys 6 BestDrive Locations
BestDrive LLC has sold six of its company-owned BestDrive retread locations to Conlan Tire LLC — including one retread plant near Dallas and five commercial centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
BestDrive is a subsidiary of Continental Tire the Americas LLC, and Continental says the sale aligns with its "strategy of supporting the growth of its independent ContiLifeCycle dealers and ensuring maximum support of fleet customers across the United States, while positioning BestDrive for continued growth in other regions."
“This sale is not indicative of any plan to exit the retail business,” says Tom Fanning, head of Continental's U.S. truck tire market. “This decision strengthens Continental’s presence in a key region and gives BestDrive the flexibility to expand into other areas of the country. Continental fleet customers across the U.S. will benefit from this move. We are excited about our growth and expansion with Conlan Tire.”
Conlan Tire has been part of the BestDrive network since it began in 2017. The retreader now has 25 locations in six states: Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. As part of this purchase from Continental, the company is acquiring the retread plant in Grand Prairie, Texas, plus commercial centers in the state in San Antonio, Houston and Longview; plus centers in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Little Rock, Ark.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to represent the ContiLifeCycle network in this region,” said Alex Conlan, owner of Conlan Tire. “We’re committed to bringing customers the very best service and retread products available in the market.”