Mishawaka, Ind.-based Zolman Tire will open its sixth location Aug. 29 but a more accurate description would be to say the dealership will "re-open" its sixth location, since the new store in Niles, Mich., actually stands on the same site as a former Zolman shop.
The old building was completely demolished to make room for the new location, which will have five standard bays and three diesel truck bays, ample space for inventory storage and will feature a multitude of environmentally friendly upgrades.
“Our main upgrade is the addition of EnviroLift/AquaVantage CarLifts, which use compressed air and tap water instead of motors and oil,” a dealership spokesperson said. “These require no electricity and are fairly quiet while in use. We also installed a waste oil burner, which uses our waste oil to create heat. Even our lighting system is built with sensors to dim when there is no movement in a particular area. All of these upgrades are not only environmentally friendly, but cost-effective as well.”
Zolman Tire created a YouTube video that shows the former building’s demolition and outlines some of the new location’s green upgrades.
The Niles shop will open Aug. 29, and an actual opening ceremony will take place a few weeks after that, the company said.
The company, founded by Bud Zolman in 1978, operates its locations throughout the “Michiana” area (northern Indiana and Southern Michigan) and regularly stocks Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Yokohama and Mastercraft tires.