By Jennifer Farnsworth
Warren Tire will build a full-service automotive repair shop in Halfmoon, about two miles from its long-standing shop at the corner of Routes 9 and 146.
The 7,200-square-foot store, with eight service bays, will be built at 159 Stone Quarry Road, just north of the Crescent Bridge. It could open this fall.
The location, on the west side of the road, is still a wooded lot. It is near two competitors: Adirondack Tire and The Tire Warehouse. Bob Kellogg, owner and president of Glens Falls-based Warren Tire, said he wasn’t targeting the other businesses when he picked the site.
“We were just looking for a spot in Halfmoon or Clifton Park to secure our future there,” he said.
The store at the corner of Routes 9 and 146 is leased property. Most of it sits within the town of Halfmoon and a small portion is in Clifton Park. Although Kellogg recently renewed the lease, he wanted the security of knowing he also owned a building in the town.
Warren Tire was started 33 years ago by Kellogg’s father, Wayne, who is still involved in the business. The new store will give Warren Tire a total of 16 locations.
“We’ve been there for 30 years in Clifton Park,” Bob Kellogg said. “We have a very solid customer base.”
He doesn’t expect the businesses to cannibalize each other. Warren Tire has three stores in Queensbury.
Warren Tire offers name brands such as Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly and complete automotive service on all makes and models of vehicles. The company has certified staff specializing in the tire service for cars, trucks, minivans or SUVs. Free estimates are provided.
The company’s auto repair services covers items such as axle/CV, joint/drive shafts, belts and hoses, brakes, cooling system/radiator, differential repair, electrical/electronic systems, starting/charging/batteries, engine diagnostics and performance, exhaust systems, four-wheel drive systems, heating and air conditioning, lube and oil change, preventive maintenance, state inspection, steering and suspension, towing/roadside assistance, transmission and wheel alignment.
In 2014, Warren Tire Service Center in Queensbury was named the Adirondack Business Council’s distinguished business of the year. The award honored Warren Tire for “30 years of exceptional service” to the region, according to the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The company website is warrentiresvc.com.