WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah has acquired McLea's Tire & Automotive Centers in Sonoma County, expanding the club's auto repair business in California to a dozen locations.
McLea's Tire, with five locations in Sonoma County, was founded 1979 by the McLea family — Bill McLea and his sons Les and Rick.
"Many companies have approached us over the years [about selling]," Les McLea said. "As lifelong AAA members and with over 20 years in the AAA Approved Auto Repair program, we know AAA Northern California will continue to put customers and community first."
The McLea family will remain involved in the business as Les's and Rick's sons, Darren, Brandon, and Reece McLea, continue in leadership roles at AAA Northern California, the Walnut Creek-based auto club said.
"We are honored to continue what the McLeas have built over the past four decades," Simon Jones, vice president of auto repair for AAA Northern California, said.
"We are committed to providing trustworthy maintenance and repair McLea's customers have come to expect."