BestDrive LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, celebrated the opening of four locations in the second half of 2018, including its first store in Oklahoma. Established in 2010, BestDrive now has 28 commercial tire centers across the United States. Oklahoma marks the company’s 15th U.S. state.
On Nov. 6, 2018, the company celebrated the ribbon cutting of its location in Oklahoma City, a 25,000-sq-ft service center. The location will provide new tires and services for customers in the greater Oklahoma City area, as well as supplying ContiTread retread tires produced in the Dallas retread plant. The following day, on Nov. 7, the company inaugurated its location in Longview, Texas. The service center is located just five minutes from Texas I-20 and is centrally located on South Loop 281 to serve local East Texas fleets. It will provide new tires, services, and ContiTread retread tires produced in the Dallas retread plant.
In the second half of 2018, BestDrive also acquired a service center in Marietta, Ga., to support its Forest Park retread plant, and opened a sales office in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to support its retread plant in Salt Lake City. BestDrive plans to inaugurate additional locations in Texas, California, and Arkansas in the near future, bringing the company’s presence to a total of 17 U.S. states by the end of first quarter 2019.
BestDrive commercial tire centers offer 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.
In addition to new and retread tires, BestDrive can help fleets select and implement technology such as ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), ContiConnect remote digital tire monitoring, and Continental’s VDO Roadlog for ELD Mandate compliance, the company stated. 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. 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 and light truck tires, however, BestDrive is focused primarily on commercial truck service and OTR.