Tire Business: Virginia Tire Opens 13th Store
ASHBURN, Va. (Nov. 11, 2014) — Virginia Tire & Auto has opened its fourth outlet in Ashburn, a “census-designated place” in northern Virginia, expanding the dealership’s reach to 13 stores.
The 12-bay store, in Ashburn’s “One Loudoun” neighborhood development, is the family-owned and -operated dealership’s sixth location in Loudoun County and fourth location in Ashburn proper, located about 30 miles northwest of Washington D.C.
One Loudon is described as a community of about 1,000 residences integrated with retail, dining and entertainment spread over 358 acres in the heart of Loudoun County. Ashburn has about 43,000 inhabitants.
Virginia Tire President Julie Holmes said that as the company expands in northern Virginia, “our goal continues to be to deliver exceptional customer service, offering a matchless experience. For more than 35 years, our customers have relied on our commitment to car care service at all of our locations.”
Virginia tire is a full-service provider of automotive maintenance, repair and tire services. The One Loudoun opening comes a year after Virginia Tire opened its 12th location, also in the Ashburn area.
A company spokeswoman told Tire Business Virginia Tire has no more store openings scheduled for 2014 but has a plan to open the dealership’s next store in the fourth quarter of 2015 in Bristow, Va.
The company did not specify its investment in the newest outlet.
The Fairfax,Va.-based dealership said its latest store features:
• The expertise to work on all domestic and foreign makes and models
• ASE-Certified technicians with more than 270 ASE certifications among them
• Neighborhood service with a nationwide warranty of 24 months/24,000 miles
• Thousands of tires in stock from leading brands
• 12 bays — 10 for repairs and two for fast lube service
• Extended hours
• Free Wi-Fi in a clean, comfortable waiting area
• Loaner car service fleet of 50 vehicles
• KEYper system for car pick up 24 hours a day
• Dedicated customer shuttle
• Kids’ play area
“One Loudoun is thoroughly invested in our customers and employees, offering the newest in automotive technologies,” according to Larry Nagi, Virginia Tire’s general manager.
Virginia Tire is among the 100 largest independent retail tire dealerships in the U.S. Sales in 2013 amounted to $39.6 million. Northern Virginia magazine has named Virginia Tire its “Best Automotive Maintenance Service Provider” twice.
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