SpeedEmissions Car Care Expands Services
May 7, 2013—Speedemissions Inc., a vehicle emissions testing and safety inspections company, announced today a new direction for its SpeedEmissions Car Care Stores in Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Salt Lake City.
The stores will now provide not only emissions repair services, but also a variety of basic automotive services and products to its customers, including tune-up, brake repair, air conditioning, and diagnostics services.
The change is intended to help expand Speedemissions’ store presence throughout the 22 states where de-centralized vehicle emission testing is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Speedemissions’ primary focus has been emissions testing and safety inspections. After reviewing emission industry and automotive aftermarket forecasts, the company now hopes to move into new markets and accelerate franchise sales by branding itself as a complete auto service provider.
"We have been studying this modification of our business model for some time," said Rich Parlontieri, president and CEO of Speedemissions. "In an industry where the American consumer is now holding a car for 11+ years and where nearly 86 percent of light automotive vehicles are outside the manufacturers' warranty, we believe offering a number of different automotive services to our customers is a logical move for us to make now and for the long term.”