Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.

The acquisition includes seven service locations in Illinois and eastern Missouri, including one retread shop and increases the expansion of Continental Tire’s BestDrive commercial tire and retread service network throughout North America.

Former Brahler’s locations will operate under the BestDrive banner under the guidance of Brahler’s organizational head Richard Brahler. Brahler’s was founded over 40 years ago in Meredosia, Ill., offering alignments, new tires, industrial tires, and tire management programs, as well as other products and services.

“We are incredibly pleased to bring a well-known and respected company like Brahler’s into the BestDrive family,” said Glen Carson, director of retail for Commercial Tires at Continental the Americas, the parent company of BestDrive. “This move puts BestDrive in a great position to better serve the Midwest region as we continue to expand both our locations and our services.”

BestDrive outlets carry multiple brands of radial truck tires as well as Continental commercial vehicle tires, Continental specialty tires, ContiPressureCheck and commercial tire pressure monitoring systems. BestDrive will continue to use Brahler’s retread facilities, transitioning from the Marangoni retread process to the ContiLifeCycle process.

Other BestDrive operations are located in Arizona, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan.