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BestDrive opens Commercial Tire Centers in three states

BestDrive, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, opened locations in Houston, Los Angeles and Little Rock, Ark., in the fourth quarter 2018. The openings included the retailer’s first stores in California and Arkansas. BestDrive now has 31 commercial tire centers in 17 U.S. states.

“BestDrive is committed to serving fleets across the U.S. with new tires, retreads and tire monitoring technology,” says Sonny Simpson, BestDrive managing director. “We continue to add locations to support our goal of delivering the lowest overall driving cost to local and national fleet customers.”

BestDrive commercial tire centers offer total fleet tire management with Continental, General Tire and AmeriSteel brand products, as well as other supplemental tire brands. The dealerships equip fleets with new tires and ContiTread retread solutions as part of the ContiLifeCycle program, designed to lower costs and prolong the life of a Continental tire, the company says.

In addition to new and retread tires, BestDrive can help fleets select and implement technology such as the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), ContiConnect remote digital tire monitoring, ContiPressureCheck Solo trailer TPMS and Continental’s VDO Roadlog for ELD Mandate compliance. These solutions will help businesses reduce tire-related breakdowns, eliminate manual tire pressure checks, improve fuel efficiency and extend the life of tires and casings, BestDrive says.

Services available at all BestDrive outlets include commercial tire mounting, dismounting and balancing, 24-hour service, wheel refinishing, new and used wheels, air-up programs, commercial truck alignments and fleet checks. The stores also offer passenger, light truck, material handling and OTR tires.

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