Tires R Us expands to add alignment shop

April 11, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

Tires R Us, 22630 State Route 73, West Portsmouth has recently expanded to add an alignment shop to meet the needs of their consumers and the community.

“We’ve opened a front end alignment shop using Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment System,” said Stephanie Callihan, owner of Tires R Us. “This is something that goes with the tire business. We want to be a one-stop-shop so you can come in get tires and have the alignment done all at once.”

She said the alignment shop opened on March 1.

“Jeff Powell is our alignment technician and he’s been doing this for 23 years. We have a full-time tech coming in so, right now we are just offering alignment services certain days of the week. We’ve been staying completely full,” Callihan said. “This tells us there is definitely a need for this services in the community.”

Callihan explains the need to have your tired aligned, “when you get new tires, you want to have the alignment checked because if they are out of line, after a while if you don’t have it lined up a wear pattern starts in the tire. This will continue to wear your tire out.”

She said with all of the potholes in the area, it’s definitely a good idea to have your tires aligned.

“The Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment System is the newest technology in alignment. We are the only one in the area that has this,” Callihan said.

She said the opening of the alignment shop is part of a plan they have to become a one-stop-shop.

“When you come in here you can get brakes, oil and a variety of other services. That’s what we’re headed towards in the future,” Callihan said.

The alignment shop is currently open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. She said currently they are scheduling by appointment only.

“Although, we do try to take walk-ins if we have appointments open,” Callihan. “We try not to turn anyone away.”

She said the business at the tire shop also remains busy.

“We’ve been in business for over six years now and we just keep growing and growing. We sell new and used tires,” Callihan said.

The tire shop at Tires R Us is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They also rent Penske Trucks both local and one way rentals.

“Tires R Us is a female operated business so the women in the community feel comfortable coming in here and shopping for their auto needs,”Callihan said. “We also want to thank the community for their support in helping grow Tires R Us into a successful business and we look forward to serving our consumers for many more years to come.”

For more information about Tires R Us. call 740-858-4525.

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