Pete’s Tire Barns acquires Quirk Tire

April 12, 2012

Pete’s Tire Barns Inc. has acquired certain assets of the Commercial Tire Division of VIP Inc. dba Quirk Tire Co.

The combination of Pete’s Tire Barns and Quirk Tire will allow Pete’s to expand sales and service of giant tires, farm tires, industrial and truck tire markets within New England.

The Westborough, Mass. location will become the 19th location for Pete’s Tire Barns, which operates in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire. VIP Inc. operates 56 retail automotive stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

“This acquisition improves our ability to provide a complete range of giant tires and industrial tires that Quirk was so well known for” said Peter Gerry, President of Pete’s Tire Barns.

“My grandfather started the Commercial Tire business 86 years ago in a 1,500 square-foot store in Watertown, Mass., changing customer’s tires curbside,” said John Quirk, CEO and president VIP Parts Tires and Services.

“Our customers will be in great hands with Peter Gerry and his leadership will help expand product range and services to our loyal customer base. The sale of the Commercial Tire Division will allow VIP to make further investments into our auto parts and retail tire and service businesses.”