Bridgestone Retail Operations plans to expand electric and hybrid vehicle services at 44 of its Firestone Complete Auto Care and Wheel Works shops in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA — two key markets for the company — with plans to expand further in the future.
The services consist of inspections, diagnostics, maintenance and repairs involving high-voltage components, including health checks and troubleshooting for batteries, electric motors and electrical systems.
Bridgestone currently offers low-voltage hybrid and battery electric vehicle services at all of its Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works retail locations nationwide.
In related news, Bridgestone intends to install 50 Level II plug-in charging stations at 25 Firestone Complete Auto Care and Wheel Works locations during the first quarter of 2022. Provided by Blink Charging, the charging stations are coming to shops in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.