Philadelphia

UNITED TIRE & SERVICES, unite together to form a more perfect Union

 A few weeks ago I traveled out to the Mainline to attend a marriage of tire business in order to serve you better, as well as to remain strong as a unit. A group of 17 independent tire stores in the Delaware Valley has united against big box retailers and national tire dealers to form United Tire & Services.

 

 By
joining forces, this group of tire dealers and auto repair facilities
is able to offer the consumer the most competitive pricing on big name
brands like Goodyear and Michelin – while still providing the high level
of customer service expected from a local center.

 All the locations will keep the same owner/operators, who are equity
owners in the overall group, as well as the same management and
ASE-certified staff. Each owner lives in their local community, and
“each store will be dedicated to contributing to their local community’s
economic development… we expect employment to increase across the
network by over 10%.”
David Neff, Neff Associates

In honor of this exciting venture United Tire & Services made a donation of $5,000, as well as a percentage of proceeds from
opening day sales to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an
organization close to their hearts. MADD is the nation’s largest
nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage
drinking. The donation will be made in the name of Ian Mann, a mechanic
from the Downingtown location who was tragically killed by a drunk
driver.

 “We are now able to compete and win with every major national tire
center chain without compromising our mission to not only meet our
customers’ expectations but to exceed them,” said Ken Sylvester, United
Tire & Service president.
President Ken Sylvester (2nd from left) and other United Tire owners cut the ribbon.
 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 on United Tire & Service please visit www.unitedtire.com. And make sure to stay connected on Facebook.
Plus check out this story at Philly.com & pixs from AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer