U.S. Auto Care still awaits word from Kmart

July 14, 2004

U.S. Auto Care LLC President Steve Wilson has not yet received word from Kmart as to whether or not the chain's upcoming sale of 54 outlets to Sears Roebuck & Co. will have an impact on seven of the Detroit-area Big O Tires Inc. franchisee's stores that are attached to Kmart locations.

The U.S. Auto Care shops at Kmart facilities are former Penske Auto Centers outlets.

The Dearborn Heights, Mich.-based tire dealership has five stand-alone stores as well.

Kmart announced the $621 million sale two weeks ago.

"We are anxiously awaiting some word from Kmart," Wilson told mtdealer.com at the time.