WINCHESTER, Va. — McCarthy Tire Service is closing one of a pair of retail stores it operates in the Winchester area and is consolidating its activities at the remaining store, which serves both retail and commercial customers.
The move is designed to improve service to the dealership's customers in the Shenandoah Valley, McCarthy Tire said.
The five employees at the dealership's Valley Avenue store now will work out of a larger location on South Kent Street about 2.5 miles away. McCarthy Tire acquired the stores in 2012 with its purchase of Duncan Brothers Tire; the Valley Avenue location is leased.
Thaddeus Brown, the long-time store manager at the Valley Avenue location, will become retail manager of the combined automotive operations at the Kent Street store. He started his career more than 20 years ago with the Duncan Brothers Tire, McCarthy Tire said.
"Thaddeus and his team provide five-star service to our customers," McCarthy Tire President John D. McCarthy Jr. said. "Under his leadership, and with the combined expertise of both retail teams, we will be Winchester's top shop for tires and mechanical services for passenger vehicles and trucks."
All customer records will be transferred to ensure a seamless transition.
The Kent Street store has 10 service bays for retail services and offers ample parking; a spacious waiting area with free WIFI and coffee; a range of mechanical services and repairs for cars, vans, SUVs, and light/medium trucks; fleet management program for business vehicles and service fleet; and national account services.
The Winchester store is one of 10 outlets McCarthy Tire Service operates in Virginia, six of which offer commercial services alongside retail services.
Overall McCarthy Tire operates over 50 service locations and seven Bandag retread plants in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.