Auto Franchise Business RNR Tire Express Racing Into Kansas With 13 New Locations


Feb 25, 2016

RNR Tire Express, the Tampa-based wheel and tire brand with unique payment plans, is bringing its rent-to-own wheel and tire stores to the state of Kansas, starting in the Hutchinson and Wichita areas.

Arkansas-based franchisees Geron Vail and Tim Daniel are opening the business, and Daniel now has a home in Kansas, too. The two plan to open 13 RNR locations in the state, and Vail is currently a partner in 15 other RNR franchise business locations in Louisiana, Missouri and Arkansas. According to Daniel, who previously worked with another major rent-to-own chain, the partners are developing the Kansas market because it has done well for other rent-to-own brands.

The new Wichita location will be at the corner of West and Douglas and is slated to open in the first half of April 2016, while the Hutchinson store will be on 30th Avenue and open three to four months later. The plan is for two more Wichita locations to follow near Rock and Harry Roads and on the south side.

According to RNR Vice President of Franchise Development Vince Ficarrotta, it's the company's in-house financing that gives it the edge over the competition. Customers don't need credit or cash to purchase quality tires, and it's that flexibility that has allowed RNR to grow and thrive in the industry.

RNR Franchise Opportunities Are Available 

Founded in 1999, RNR Tire Express currently has 80 locations across 22 states and is looking for franchisees in many key U.S. markets. As the replacement tire industry alone accounts for about $38 billion annually, this is certainly a brand to add to your list of potential franchise opportunities. The initial franchise fee for an RNR location is $35,000, with the total investment ranging from $279,295 to $514,075.
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