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One of the most reputable garage chains in the UK has opened its first depot in Bedfordshire as part of its expansion plans, offering a full range of automotive support for vehicles of all sizes and creating four new jobs in the process.

Kingsway Tyres has unveiled its 17th garage in Old Bridge Way, Shefford, which will provide premium and economy tyres and servicing solutions for cars, vans, 4×4 and commercial fleets, supported by 24 hour tyre related breakdown service vehicles.

The breakdown cover will cover Bedford, Sandy, Stevenage, Letchworth, Hitchin, Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes plus the surrounding areas.

Depot manager Ben Adams said that Shefford represented the ideal location for Kingsway and reported a very encouraging start to life in the county.

He said: “Since opening at the beginning of April, business has been very good. There has been a lot of interest in what we can offer and we’ve done a lot of work and roadside assistance to commercial vehicles already.”

Ben, who has 14 years’ experience in the industry, will be supported by sales manager Anthony Tilley and an experienced team of technicians.

In a further boost to the branch, Bridgestone will be adding its considerable support to the business as Kingsway is a member of its new service network, called Bridgestone Partner.

Bridgestone Partner is comprised of key respected tyre dealers who will guarantee the highest level of service to fleets, of which Kingsway Tyres is one.

Not only does the new network name reinforce Bridgestone’s position as a true premium player, but it underlines just how the bespoke requirements of fleets have changed over the years, where a ‘cradle to grave’ service outweighs a request for new tyres at competitive prices.

Martin O’Brien, Director and General Manager of Kingsway Tyres added: “Our new Bedfordshire depot underlines how well we are performing and we’re excited about the future as we continue to grow through excellent service provision at very competitive rates.  We think that the location – coupled with our bespoke, professional service – will serve us well and we are confident of meeting the needs of motorists across the county.  To be working closely with Bridgestone is great news too. They have spent a great deal of time in developing a more consultative, partnership-based relationship with its fleet customers together with the service network, and we’re delighted to be on board.”