GAINESVILLE, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), announces the opening of four new THS locations in the Las Vegas, Nevada region, through partnerships with the areas’ leading auto repair experts Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers and Frank’s European Service. Both Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers and Frank’s European Service are now certified to exclusively deliver THS’ hybrid Battery Pack Conditioning services to increase the performance and fuel economy of hybrid vehicles, at a significant cost-savings to owners.
The oldest independently-owned tire and auto service company in Las Vegas, with over 180 service bays at 11 locations and 3 truck tire centers, for the last 60+ years, Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers has provided the community with technically advanced services and expertise that are delivered through a hometown, honest customer service feel. As the hybrid market grows, Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers has plans to expand THS services to two more locations by year-end with the goal of opening at least 10 locations over the next two years. Customers may visit the shop at 1201 S. Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV 89146 for THS services.
“For over 60 years, Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers has been committed to delivering a service you can trust and gaining long-term customer loyalty is our ultimately reward,” stated Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Center’s Vice President, Ted Wiens III. “We’re excited about the potential this new partnership with THS holds and the tremendous value-add it brings to our customers. The fact that we can now repair hybrid batteries as opposed to replace them is significant - not just from a cost standpoint, but by virtue of it being an environmentally-friendly solution that ties back to the very reason our customers bought a hybrid in the first place.”
Famous for its ‘Golden Wrench’ service for European luxury cars and trucks, Frank’s European Service has been serving the Las Vegas region for over 24 years. Known for their expertise and knowledge of luxury European vehicles, Frank’s customers have come to expect a family-friendly experience and a high-level of care when working with the shop’s service team. Owner Frank Scandura is also a well-known thought leader in the industry, and has published a book, ‘How to Take Care of Your Vehicle so it Will Take Care of You.’ One of Frank’s central beliefs has been to use the best parts, the best equipment and the best people to service his customers’ vehicles.
“The progression towards becoming a full-service hybrid repair shop was natural given our commitment to servicing our customers with the ‘best of’ and the growing need for these services in our market,” commented Frank Scandura, Owner of Frank’s European Service. “THS has allowed us to extend our service line with the use of proprietary technical equipment, and further educate customers in our area on how they can continue to enjoy and best maintain their hybrid vehicles. We excited to share this news and celebrate this latest milestone with them.”
Currently, customers can visit Frank’s European Service’s Henderson location at 704 West Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89011 for THS services.
Key advantages and savings that Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers and Frank’s European Service customers can expect from these new services include:
- Cost-savings – Battery Pack Conditioning is approximately 1/3 the cost of battery replacement. An underperforming hybrid battery results in decreased fuel economy and torque. Before The Hybrid Shop’s introduction of proprietary battery conditioning technology, hybrid owners’ only option was battery replacement which could cost as much as $4,000- $9,000.
- Enhanced fuel economy – Battery Pack Conditioning results in 10-35% fuel economy improvement, depending on the initial state of the battery at the time of service.
- Enhanced vehicle performance – Every HEV undergoing these services will perform more efficiently, cost less to operate, and experience improved drivability.
Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers and Frank’s European Service now offer a comprehensive menu of services that ensures their hybrid customers receive the highest quality repair and maintenance, including:
- Battery Pack Conditioning and rebuilding services.
- Testing of electric transmissions, DC-DC converters, power inverter and control systems.
- Hybrid specific maintenance.
“We are honored to bring these fantastic new dealers into our growing global network,” Matt Curry, Chief Visionary Officer of The Hybrid Shop stated. “Together with our new CEO, Dave Crawford, I welcome Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers and Frank’s European Service to THS and look forward to their role in our continued expansion and growth, in the Las Vegas region and worldwide.”
About The Hybrid Shop (THS)
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Gainesville, VA, The Hybrid Shop (THS) is a growing international network of high quality dealers that are committed to providing expert care for hybrid vehicles by embracing the latest battery pack conditioning, hybrid technology and knowledge that is only available to licensed dealers. For additional information about THS, please visit http://www.thehybridshop.com. Also, follow THS on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Ted Wiens Tire and Auto Centers
A family-owned business founded in 1948, Ted Wiens has grown into 11 locations in Las Vegas, NV as an automotive repair, tire, and wheel center. The oldest independently-owned tire and auto service company in Las Vegas, Ted Wiens offers expert, quality service and a pleasant, reliable customer experience. For more information about Ted Wiens, please visit http://www.tedwiens.com.
About Frank’s European Service
Frank’s European Service, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, provides excellent foreign auto maintenance, service and repair for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, VW, Jaguar, Smart Car, Mini Cooper, Lexus and Sprinter Vans, among others. Frank’s European Service is committed to taking care of its customers, and provides the highest quality service and repair for safe and reliable transportation. For more information about Frank’s European Service, please visit http://www.frankseuropeanservice.com.