The new locations range in size from 4,460 to 24,000 square feet and have from two to four service bays, Goodyear said. The Akron-based tire maker offers its Good¬year-Fleet HQ 24/7 emergency roadside service from each location, along with new Goodyear-, Dunlop- and Kelly-brand medium truck tires; Goodyear retreads; truck tire balancing services; etc.
At least half of the new locations were existing commercial properties that Goodyear took over and renovated. The company did not elaborate on its investment in the centers nor whether the centers are owned or leased.
The new CTS centers are in Montgomery, Ala.; Eloy, Ariz.; Portage, Ind.; University Park and South Beloit, Ill.; Walcott, Iowa; Stoughton, Mass.; Dearborn, Mich.; Garland, Texas; Chesapeake, Va., and Seattle.
“Our new centers will make it even easier for fleets to access elements of the Goodyear Total Solution, which has been designed to help reduce their operating costs,” said Paul Wanstreet, president of Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is building a Speedco commercial service location near Spokane, its first Speedco outlet in Washington and second in the Pacific Northwest.
The Nashville, Tenn.-based tire maker said opening this outlet is the “start of a new chapter of growth for the company,” but declined to elaborate at this time on details of its expansion strategy. Speedco locations offer lube and filter and tire services in a quick lane-style approach.
The new store — the first new Speedco location since 2010 — will be the 52nd Speedco outlet nationwide.
In addition, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores—which carries Aeolus, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin and Yokohama new tires and Michelin Retread Technologies-sourced retreads—expanded its network of truck stops with Truck Tire Care centers on site to more than 230 in 40 states.
The chain also added its “Tire-Pass” comprehensive drive-through tire-monitoring service at more than 200 locations.
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