LAS VEGAS (Sept. 8, 2014) — Hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) repair and maintenance franchiser The Hybrid Shop (THS) has added two Las Vegas locations through partnerships with Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Centers and Frank's European Service.
Gainesville, Va.-based THS said both dealerships are now certified to perform its hybrid battery pack conditioning service, as well as other HEV-specific maintenance and repairs.
Ted Wiens Tire operates 11 retail locations and three truck tire centers and has been providing the Las Vegas community with “technically advanced services and expertise” for the last 60-plus years, THS said. It has added THS' services at its location on South Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas.
As the hybrid market grows, the dealership plans to expand its HEV services, with the goal of opening at least two more THS locations by year-end 2014 and 10 locations over the next two years, THS said.
“For over 60 years, Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Centers has been committed to delivering a service you can trust and gaining long-term customer loyalty is our ultimately reward,” said Ted Wiens III, vice president for the dealership. “We're excited about the potential this new partnership with THS holds and the tremendous value-add it brings to our customers.
“The fact that we can now repair hybrid batteries as opposed to replace them is significant, not just from a cost standpoint, but by virtue of it being an environmentally friendly solution that ties back to the very reason our customers bought a hybrid in the first place.”