TBC Corp. has sold eight of its NTB Tire & Service Center stores in Texas to a Big O Tires franchisee, allowing the Big O Tires brand to enter the Lone Star State.
Discount Tire added 55 stores nationwide in 2018, with nine outlets opened in December alone.
Raben Tire Co. LLC has opened a commercial truck and farm tire center in Greenville, Ky.
BestDrive LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, opened four locations in the second half of 2018, including its first store in Oklahoma.
With six bays and two crews of employees, Cory Brown’s tire store was servicing 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles a month from a 6,200 square-foot location on Campbell Street in Rapid City, S.D. “We were climbing all over ourselves for space,” he says.
In six weeks one VIP Tires & Service store turned 607 oil changes into a $6,070 donation to local schools.
As the Point S Tire & Auto brand continues its march into the eastern U.S., leaders are celebrating a year of 16 new stores and the opportunity of four new market states. But it's not only about the new guys. Existing dealers are happy too, and giving the network high marks in its annual survey.
Discount Tire has expanded to 35 states and 1,007 stores with the opening of its first outlet in South Dakota.
VIP Tires Inc. has opened its third new VIP Tires & Service store in three months. The latest is a larger location to serve customers in Claremont, N.H.
A franchisee of Jiffy Lube International Inc. locations is in the midst of a major growth spurt. SRE Group recently opened its 29th Jiffy Lube location, and has two more stores that are expected to open in Nevada by the end of 2018. And yes, the group is selling tires.
The Point S network in Canada is growing again, opening eight new stores in the Atlantic provinces.
VIP Inc., dba VIP Tires & Service, is taking on a fourth state in New England. The company has acquired a store from TBC Corp. in Williston, Vt., and began operations Oct. 2.
Telle Tire & Auto Service Inc. has acquired two more stores and crossed a major goal off its list — expand beyond the St. Louis metro market.