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Plaza Tire Service Adds Second Location in Springfield

Posted on August 7, 2017
Plaza Tire Service has opened its second store in Springfield, Mo., which brings the company to 62 stores in four states.
Plaza Tire Service has opened its second store in Springfield, Mo., which brings the company to 62 stores in four states.

Plaza Tire Service Inc. has opened a second outlet in Springfield, Mo. The family-owned company headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo., now has 62 stores.

The newly constructed store is located at 3820 West Sunshine Street in Springfield. “This store is modeled after some of our other recently opened locations,” says Scott Rhodes, vice president of Plaza Tire Service. “This layout has proven to be efficient for our employees and provide the open atmosphere we want for customers. Large windows in the showroom overlook the service bays and allow customers to easily watch the work being performed on their vehicles.”

The showroom of Plaza Tire Service's new store in Springfield offers comfortable seating, televisions and complimentary WiFi service for customers' comfort and convenience.
The showroom of Plaza Tire Service's new store in Springfield offers comfortable seating, televisions and complimentary WiFi service for customers' comfort and convenience.
The new West Sunshine location in Springfield is approximately 8,650 square feet and features eight bays, allowing it to handle a large volume of vehicles. Eight people are employed at the location. While work is performed, customers can relax in the showroom complete with comfortable seating, televisions and complimentary WiFi service.

Plaza Tire Service has outfitted the shop with state-of-the-art equipment, including the Quick Check vehicle inspection system by Hunter Engineering Co., which streamlines the initial inspection of various vehicle systems, including tread depth, alignment and brake force. The store is also equipped with high-quality tire changers and balancers as well as the necessary equipment for brake jobs, shock and strut replacements, oil changes, battery replacements and other services.

Plaza Tire Service has built a second outlet in Springfield. The new store opened on August 3, measures approximately 8,650 square feet and has eight service bays.
Plaza Tire Service has built a second outlet in Springfield. The new store opened on August 3, measures approximately 8,650 square feet and has eight service bays.

“We’re excited to have this second Springfield location up and running,” says Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire Service. “The Springfield area is experiencing tremendous growth, and we are positioning Plaza Tire Service to meet the automotive needs of this thriving community.”

To reach the store by phone, dial (417) 882-9900. Customers can get an instant tire quote, access coupons and see special offers anytime at www.PlazaTireService.com.

Plaza Tire Service opened its first Springfield location earlier this year at 2867 East Sunshine Street. That facility – a remodel of an existing automotive shop – features six bays and is already developing a strong customer base. The store boasts a Google rating of 4.9 out of five stars with more than 110 reviews.

Weekday hours for both Springfield locations are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The stores are open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Appointments are available, and walk-in customers are welcome as well.

Plaza Tire Service is a family-owned company based in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded in 1963 by Vernon Rhodes, the company is owned today by his sons – Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes. With 62 locations, Plaza Tire Service ranks 18th on the 2017 Modern Tire Dealer 100 list of the top independent tire retailers in the United States. The company’s corporate office and distribution center are in Cape Girardeau. To contact Plaza Tire Service’s corporate office, call 800-334-5036.

Founded in 1963, Plaza Tire Service has grown steadily throughout its 54-year history. The company focuses on providing the best service and the largest selection at the guaranteed lowest price. Plaza Tire Service stocks a wide array of tires from top name brands, including Bridgestone, Michelin, Firestone, BFGoodrich, Yokohama, Falken, Nokian, Dick Cepek, Hankook, Kumho and more. Through direct relationships with these manufacturers, Plaza Tire Service is able to offer great prices to its customers, and the company’s Low Price Pledge – stating it will match the price on a comparable tire – ensures that customers get the best possible value.

Related Topics: Mark Rhodes, new stores, Plaza Tire Service, Scott Rhodes

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