Fairfax, VA, March 30, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Virginia Tire & Auto, a premier chain of automotive repair centers in Northern Virginia, opened its South Riding location today. The store, located on Defender Drive, adjacent to the South Riding McDonald’s, has 14 bays, including four drive through fast lube bays, two dedicated Virginia Safety Inspection and Emission bays, an alignment bay, and diagnostic, maintenance, and tire bays. The store features Bridgestone and Firestone tires and also carries high quality Mobil Oil and BG products, which help to extend the life of a vehicle.
The fast lube bays at the store have underground pits with catwalks for undercar access, ensuring fast oil changes for waiting customers. Customers can also watch their vehicle while it is serviced through a large glass window that separates the service bays and the customer waiting area.
Alan Wietz, Managing Partner of Virginia Tire & Auto of South Riding said, “The South Riding community finally has a quality shop that is conveniently located. With the quality team we’re assembling and state-of-the-art equipment at this location, South Riding will find the service they deserve close to home.”
Among the state-of-the-art equipment in the store is a Hoffman Optima tire balancer, which uses laser and sonar to read and detect any imperfections in tires and the Hunter Hawkeye alignment machine allows vehicles to be aligned more efficiently. The store also has a tire shaver, allowing our tire specialists to shave tires to our customers’ exact specifications.
About Virginia Tire & Auto
Virginia Tire & Auto was founded by Myron Boncarosky in 1976 as a single Shell-branded service station in Fairfax, Virginia. The company, which also trades under M.S.S. Incorporated, has grown to over 400 employees and operates 8 convenient Virginia Tire & Auto locations and 4 Shell-branded service stations in Northern Virginia. Virginia Tire & Auto is a family owned and operated business that has thrived based on the high level of integrity and ethical standards that permeate all aspects of its operations.
About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company’s Latin American tire operations, the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses and the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions unit, retreading customers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise, providing them with a total tire solution.
A complete listing of available sizes as well as features of this tire and other Firestone tires is available at www.firestonetire.com. Visit www.tiresafety.com for news and information about the importance of proper tire inflation and visit www.thinkbeforeyoudrive.org to learn about the company’s commitment to teen driver safety education and its many programs designed to give young drivers the resources they need to become better, safer drivers.