North Carolina Tire Dealers Merge with Garage Owners Group

Sept. 7, 2021

The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) and the Independent Garage Owners Association (IGOA) are merging to form a new entity called the Automotive Service and Tire Alliance (ASTA), which will have nearly 800 members in total.

"Both associations have carefully considered the merge and believe it is beneficial and logical," say ASTA officials.

Members of both groups voted on Aug. 25 "and the decision was unanimous to move forward."

 “Our similarities and mission purposes of the two associations are clear and unmistakable," says IGOA President Stan Creech. "Both associations will be stronger by doubling member locations and combining assets to promote greater value to our members."

“Our vision reflects the future needs of reinforcing support to the small businesses we represent” says Marc Pons, NCTDA president. He says the newly formed ASTA will provide member programs, industry training, legislative representation and other functions.

"We are excited and look forward to joining forces and advocating on behalf of the respective industries we represent”.

Questions and inquiries can be sent to Tricia Sauls at [email protected] and/or Reece Hester at [email protected]