BestDrive celebrating 22nd location in the U.S. since 2010
Denver suburb Commerce City, Colo., selected due to prominence as a fleet hub
FORT MILL, S.C. – . BestDrive, LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, celebrated the grand opening of its location in Commerce City outside Denver, Colo., on October 27. Established in 2010, BestDrive now has 22 commercial tire centers across the United States, with plans to expand into eight additional states by the end of 2018. Colorado marks the company’s 13th U.S. state.
BestDrive’s Denver tire center is an 18,400-square-foot retail and service space expected to bring $4 to 5 million in sales to the city annually. Strategically located near the intersection of I-25, I-76, I-70 and I-270, it is ideal for access by its long-haul, regional haul, and on/off-road fleet customers.
“A consistent factor when selecting locations is that it must be easily accessible to our customer, and our Denver dealership is no exception,” said Sonny Simpson, managing director of BestDrive, LLC. “Our growth strategy requires that we have an appropriate national footprint capable of providing continuous and seamless coverage across the nation.”
The location will offer new tires and mechanical services, as well as distributing ContiTread retreads manufactured in the BestDrive Salt Lake City plant. Continental designs its commercial tire casings for retreading, helping deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost for fleets and owner-operators. Each retread tire saves almost 40 lbs of raw material, including rubber, steel, and carbon black, as well as 15 gallons of oil, according to the Retread Tire Information Bureau (TRIB). The Bureau also calculates that retreading truck tires in the U.S. reduces carbon emissions by 396,000 tons annually, as the retreading process generates 70% less emissions than production of a new tire.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.
The Tire Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with around 52,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.7 billion in 2016.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire-related solutions.