PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce the launch of UNITED Tire & Service. This group of 17 independent tire stores in the Delaware Valley is uniting against the big box retailers and national tire dealers. By joining forces, this group of tire dealers and auto repair facilities are able to offer the consumer the most competitive pricing on all major brands including Goodyear and Michelin – while still providing the high-level of customer service expected from a local center.
This comprehensive retail platform provides these independent dealers with a brand identity and the buying power to, not only survive in such a competitive marketplace but to also become leaders in it. Each location and their staff will remain exactly the same with the exception of this new branded identity.
It is estimated that six new independent tire centers will join the group by the end of 2014, with more to follow thereafter. Each store is dedicated to contributing to their local community's economic development and expects employment to increase across the network by over 10%. As a collective group, UNITED Tire & Service will be ranked as the largest independent tire group in the region and the second largest tire group, in their market area, period, preceded only by the mega chain Pep Boys.
To celebrate the launch, UNITED Tire & Service is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Main Line location on April 29th and is making a donation of $5,000, plus a percentage of opening day proceeds, to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
"We hope this real life David & Goliath story inspires other small business owners to hold their own against industry conglomerates," says Ken Sylvester, President of UNITED Tire & Service.
ABOUT UNITED TIRE & SERVICE CENTERS
UNITED Tire & Service is a network of 17 tire and auto repair facilities throughout the Delaware Valley, locations include: Ambler, Colmar, Concordville, Downingtown, East Caln, Feasterville, Havertown, Lower Merion, The Main Line, NE Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Quakertown, Rosemont, Southampton, West Chester, Willow Grove and Wilmington, with more to come. For more information about UNITED Tire & Service, visit www.unitedtire.com.
SOURCE UNITED Tire & Service