The growing influence of autocentres on tyre retail

Halfords Autocentres now runs 316 autocentres across the UK and invested £8 million in a 5.1 per cent shareholding in Tyres on the Drive.

In recent years autocentres have been selling more tyres than ever. At the same time, specialist tyre retailers – such as those featured on our annual table, have moved towards additional servicing and mechanical repairs in order to increase sales. This is especially the case at the top of the table, amongst the largest tyre retail chains where as much as 45 per cent of annual turnover is now made up of non-tyre sales.

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