Hwy 71 Tire & Service Center Opens in Waldron

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Hwy 71 Tire & Service Center, LLC in Waldron has recently opened their doors for business. However, owners Albert and Aimee Littleton have big plans for the remaining space at the store located at 1359 W. 2nd Street.

General Manager Matt Scantling said, “The opportunity became available to purchase the former Walmart, and the building came with a location previously used as a tire and service point.  Since we already had a tire and service store in Magazine, it made it easy to transition into a second location.  We felt that Waldron was a prime location with a substantial need for the services we offer.  There was also a desire for the owners to expand in Waldron since Aimee is from that area.  They wanted to build and help the community in the same way that they have in Magazine.”

One of the building blocks of their business is to offer great customer service on reasonably priced items. That dedication, according to Scantling, is what sets them apart. “We still believe in the adage that the customer is right, and we want to do whatever we can to fulfill their need at a reasonable price.  If something isn’t right, we will do our best to make it right so that we can depend on repeat business.”

Currently, they are offering new and used tires, flat repair, balance, rotations, front and rear alignments, brake service, front end repair, rear end repair, multipoint inspection with service and lube. They offer most major oil brands as well as tractor and semi-truck tires.

Hwy 71 Tire & Service Center, LLC offers appointments for alignments and mechanical work.  Tires and services are provided on a first come/first serve basis.

They plan to utilize the remainder of the building by opening Waldron Auto Parts, LLC, which will be a Bumper to Bumper parts store, sometime in July.  Construction will also begin in July on a lumber building, which will house materials in a dry and secure location. 

Then, in November, the Scott County Hardware, LLC will open. This will be a True Value Hardware store location. “This store will offer more than just hardware,” added Scantling. “It will also have a clothing line, offer housewares, sporting goods, ammunition, firearms, lawn and garden, and many other features.  We are truly happy to be associated with True Value, and are pleased that they were just named JD Powers & Associates home improvement retailer of the year.”

As the building nears the completion of the remodeling phase, Scantling commented that they are eager to open the doors on their remaining stores. “We are extremely pleased with the reception we have received from the people of Waldron…We are excited to get all of the stores open and are very near the end of the remodel.  Once the parking lot has been sealed, restriped and the signage has been put in place, we believe the only thing left to do is open the doors and welcome the community.  Albert and Aimee are very excited about being apart of another community.”

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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