Speedco Inc. opened its first West Coast quick lube service location Dec. 8 in Corning, Calif., giving the firm 33 locations.
Muscatine, Iowa-based Bandag Inc. purchased majority interest in the on-highway, quick service truck lubrication company this year.
``Commercial truck drivers and fleets rely on Speedco's fast, efficient lube services,'' said Speedco President and CEO Mark Clark. ``Now they'll find that same quality service in Northern California, along with complete tire services, allowing us to serve professional drivers' two most frequent preventative maintenance needs in one convenient, on-highway location.''
The Corning location has both lube and tire service bays and will serve as a model for new Speedco locations and existing Speedco stores that will add tire service bays. The company said its Amarillo and El Paso, Texas, and Atlanta stores have tire lanes now in operation, with services that include inspections, air ups, repairs and replacements.
Speedco sells Goodyear, Michelin and Yokohama tires and Bandag retreads for over-the-road/long-haul applications.