FLINT, Mich. (July 23, 2014) — Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has relocated its Flint retail store to a renovated 10,000-sq.-ft. building, which it said offers improved accessibility and along with customer-focused features like free Wi-Fi and mobile device charging stations.
Allen Park, Mich.-based Belle Tire said the new store houses eight service bays, including a full-alignment pit and a mezzanine warehouse designed to store more than 3,000 tires.
The outlet in southwest Flint, about a mile from the old location, is accessible from both I-69 and I-75. In addition, it sits directly across from Genesee Valley Center shopping area, which the company said will give customers the opportunity to shop or eat while technicians work on their vehicles.
“Belle Tire continues to be an industry leader by differentiating ourselves from our competitors with auto care options that include everything from tires and custom wheels to auto repair and glass services,” said Jeff Kruse, senior vice president of retail operations. “And now we are aggressively working to make our consumers’ experience match our robust menu of products and services.”
The relocated store keeps Belle Tire’s presence in the area at five locations; the others are in Fenton, Grand Blanc and Burton, along with second store in Flint. The new store is part of Belle Tire’s plan to renovate all of its Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, stores, an initiative it began in the spring of 2012.
“Our new store creates and even better opportunity for us to provide the great service our customers have come to expect,” said Wayne Shotwell, Belle Tire’s vice president of logistics and asset management. “We have created a design that allows them to have their vehicles service by Belle Tire while being productive away from home or
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