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.
Raben Tire Co. LLC has opened a commercial truck and farm tire center in Effingham, Ill.
Zhongce Rubber Group Co Ltd. (ZC Rubber) has opened a Westlake flagship store in Manaus, Brazil.
VIP Tires & Service Corp. opened a location in New Hampshire to bring its store count to 57 outlets and launched a program to benefit seven public schools surrounding its newest store.
ATV Inc. is celebrating the addition of three American Tire Depot stores in Tulare, Hollywood and West Covina, Calif.
Since the start of 2018 TBC Corp. has opened eight new NTB Tire and Service Centers and Tire Kingdom stores. The company plans to open another 20 locations by April 1, 2019.
In the midst of a major expansion blitz in the state of Indiana, Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has hit a milestone. The Michigan-based tire dealer has opened its 100th store.