BestDrive celebrates opening of its two new commercial tire centers in Texas

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BestDrive, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focused on Continental tire offerings, has celebrated the opening of two new facilities in Texas, USA, over the last two months, its first locations in the state. BestDrive now has 24 commercial tire centers across the USA and plans to expand into seven additional states by the end of 2019.

The company’s 100,000ft2 (30,480m2) retread and tire center in Grand Prairie, Dallas, was opened in May. It provides new tires, services, and ContiTread retread tires for customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as manufacturing retreads to supply nearby BestDrive service centers.

Strategically located near Texas I-30, it is ideal for access by the company’s long-haul, regional haul, and on/off-road fleet customers. The retread mega-shop has room for up to two additional curing chambers as volume increases.

The 24,000ft2 (7,315m2) center in San Antonio was inaugurated in June and is located at the major intersection of Texas Interstates 10 and 410. It will distribute ContiTread retread tires produced at the Dallas shop, as well as selling new tires and services, and has been selected to provide additional coverage in southern Texas.

“We are excited to open these locations in Dallas and San Antonio because it allows us to honor our commitment to our fleet customers to provide them seamless and consistent coverage across the country,” said Sonny Simpson, managing director of BestDrive.

“Having two new locations in Texas will allow us to produce and distribute our products to the region quicker, and will enable us to provide the world-class service that our customers have learned to expect from our company.”

Additional facilities in Texas will also be established in the near future; exact locations have not been finalized.

Steve Postel, Continental’s director of retail for the Americas region, said, “Continental is proud to continue expanding our nationwide footprint with our BestDrive stores.

“We are committed to a future in which all fleets, large and small, have convenient local access to ContiTread retreads and best-in-class services.

“Adding two locations in Texas equips us to better serve our existing fleet customers as well as offering BestDrive’s signature expertise and customer-oriented service portfolio to local businesses.”

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