GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 3, 2017 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., announced that Youngblood Automotive & Tire has joined the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network™ (MCSN), expanding the MCSN coverage in Texas. With 22 state-of-the-art service trucks and 30 TIA-certified service specialists, Youngblood will offer a complete range of services, including repairs, inspection and alignments, and 24/7/365 emergency road service (ERS).
The MICHELIN Commercial Service Network is designed to help fleets maximize uptime and ensure consistent, high-quality service from a nationwide franchise network. Michelin continues to increase the MCSN footprint, with several members added in recent months. The addition of Youngblood brings the MCSN to approximately 600 locations across the United States. Through this network, Michelin provides fleet customers with a comprehensive service package, including online reporting, MICHELIN ONCall 2.0 ERS, MICHELIN TIRE CARE tire-monitoring program, and access to skilled technicians and professional equipment, all of which are backed by rigorous certification and audit standards.
“Successfully serving the central Texas area for 46 years demonstrates the level of quality and service Youngblood Automotive & Tire provides to its customers,” said Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer for Michelin Americas Truck Tires Division. “On behalf of Michelin, we welcome Youngblood into the MCSN family.”
Youngblood will provide professional service to commercial customers with MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal® truck tires and MRT Retreads. Other product offerings include industrial, earth mover, agricultural, trailer, and passenger/light-truck tires. The third-generation family-owned business operates three commercial/retail locations in central Texas including:
“The driving force behind our success is service. Showing up each day ready to compete for our customer through service is what makes us successful,” said Mike Youngblood, owner of Youngblood Automotive & Tire. “Youngblood is honored to be a part of a very exclusive network of dealers focused on offering the best products and services in the country for commercial fleets.”
About Youngblood Automotive &Tire
Established in 1971, Youngblood Automotive and Tire is a third-generation family-owned business offering a complete range of services and products including commercial and heavy truck, industrial, earth mover, agricultural, trailer, and passenger/light truck. Youngblood offers Michelin Retread products and operates three commercial/retail locations in Texas. Youngblood Automotive & Tire offers services to individual customers as well as around-the-clock services to commercial customers. For more information, visit Youngblood Automotive & Tire at http://www.youngbloodtx.com.
About Michelin North America, Inc.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.
Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America