McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. has divested of four retail tire locations in the last year. That may not seem noteworthy for a tire dealership so heavily focused on the commercial tire business. But President John McCarthy Jr. maintains retail tire service is a profitable and important part of the company’s strategy.
The nation's largest independent tire dealer has added to its service offerings. In all of its 1,090 stores Discount Tire and America's Tire will sell and then install — for free — windshield wiper blades.
Monro Inc. has named an automotive industry veteran as its new CEO and president. Michael Broderick will take on the top role at Monro, the nation's third-largest independent tire dealership, on April 5.
Tire Discounters Inc. is expanding again, this time with the acquisition of Porterfield Tire Inc. With two retail stores in Georgia, adding Porterfield Tire also signals a major shift for Tire Discounters: the nation's eighth-largest tire dealer is entering the commercial tire business.
Leeds West Groups has expanded into a new market — Colorado Springs — with the purchase of two Big O Tires stores. The acquisition gives Leeds West 18 stores in Colorado, and 109 total locations across the U.S.