Mr. Curry told Tire Business earlier in 2013 that he envisioned the new business—a joint venture between Curry's Auto and Automotive Research and Design L.L.C.—as a "factional franchise" program, giving dealers new hybrid vehicle-related revenue streams, such as battery conditioning and rebuilding; motor-generator testing, diagnosis and replacement; power inverter and control system testing; and other maintenance services.
Through implementing THS' services, Monro now offers hybrid-electric vehicle care and services, giving owners of these types of vehicles an alternative to purchasing new, costly replacement batteries.
"We are excited that Monro is on board with our unique vision of technically validated hybrid vehicle care and that THS services will be available to customers at four of its locations here in the D.C. metro region," Mr. Curry said.
"This partnership will allow us to extend our service offerings and the value we bring to hybrid customers across the D.C. area, provide them with a green alternative and allow them to experience the highest performance and efficiency from their vehicles and existing batteries."
THS will be presenting its hybrid battery pack conditioning service at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, taking place Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company will exhibit in booth 10167 in the North Hall.