PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists L.L.C. (AWRS) has formed a partnership with the Meineke Dealers Association to be the preferred alloy wheel repair service provider for all Meineke Car Care Centers in the U.S. and Canada.
"We are very excited for this opportunity and we look forward to servicing Meineke locations nationwide," Mike Perkins, director of business development for AWRS, said.
As the preferred vendor, AWRS' network of 400-plus certified technicians at 160-plus AWRS outlets will provide select wheel refinishing and straightening services onsite at Meineke Car Care Center locations. Additionally, AWRS will offer offsite wheel remanufacturing services for wheels with extensive damage, special finishes, and custom color change services.
AWRS, which has a similar arrangement in place with Discount Tire, did not offer any sales expectations for the deal with Meineke, which has over 900 automotive repair centers throughout the U.S. and Canada that service approximately 3 million cars a year.
Peachtree Corners-based AWRS claims to be the world's largest full-service alloy wheel repair and replacement firm, operating through roughly 100 franchisees in 46 U.S. states and 20 more internationally, including five in Canada.
AWRS estimates the market for aftermarket wheel repair at more than $750 million in annual revenues in the U.S. alone.