SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 20, 2015) — Express Oil Change & Tire Service has acquired nearly all the assets of Savannah Tire Brake & Alignment Centers, a Savannah-based dealership operating nine retail locations under the Tire Pros umbrella.
Financial terms were not disclosed. Savannah Tire expects to continue operating under that name and with the same management team and employees, according to Trey Cook, the dealership's chief operating officer.
The sale to Birmingham, Ala.-based Express Oil — which is broadening its business into tires and automotive service under the Tire Engineers brand — ends 64 years of ownership by the Kicklighter family.
“It has been our family's honor for three generations to serve the community,” said Mr. Cook, grandson of company founder M.J. “Kick” Kicklighter.