SAN DIEGO — Evans Tire & Service Centers opened three locations in the past few months, expanding the dealership's reach to 19 stores in the San Diego area.
Evans Tire said there is plenty of opportunity in San Diego County to continue increasing market share, via acquisitions or building/leasing locations.
All the new stores, in Chula Vista, Rancho Penasquitos, and La Mesa, are conversions/renovations of existing retail establishments. The Chula Vista and Rancho Penasquitos stores are located in former Big O Tires locations, while the La Mesa store most recently was a paint and decorating outlet.
Evans Tire did not disclose its investment in taking over the properties or converting them to its specifications. The dealership needed two months to convert the former Big O locations and nine months for the paint store.
The dealership held grand openings at the Rancho Penasquitos and Chula Vista stores in May and at the La Mesa store in July.
Included in the total of 19 stores is one location that operates under the TAG Motorsports brand.
Evans Tire projects sales will increase 11 percent this year over 2016.