SALT LAKE CITY — Firestone has closed 13 of their 14 locations in Utah as of Tuesday.
Vimala Ingram, Communications Manager for Bridgestone Retail Operations, said they announced the closures effective Tuesday.
The closures are due to a master lease agreement for the 13 locations that is expiring.
Ingram said they are doing their best to take care of employees in the wake of the closures.
She said existing customers will be referred to the lone remaining location at 9030 South Redwood Road in West Jordan.
Ingram said affiliated dealers who work with Bridgestone will also be able to service existing customers going forward.
Bridgestone Retail Operations released the following statement Tuesday:
Bridgestone Retail Operations Statement Regarding Firestone Complete Auto Care Locations in Utah
Bridgestone Retail Operations continually assesses its portfolio to ensure we are meeting the needs of consumers across our nationwide network of 2,200 stores. After a thorough evaluation, BSRO has made the difficult decision to close 13 Firestone Complete Auto Care store locations in the greater Salt Lake City area.
BSRO is working to minimize the impact of these closures on employees, customers and the community. Customers can continue to receive best-in-class tire and automotive service at the Firestone Complete Auto Care store in West Jordan, Utah or at one of the 150 Bridgestone affiliated dealers in Utah. To contact the Firestone Complete Auto Care store in West Jordan, Utah, consumers should call 1 (801) 948-9139. To find a local dealer in the Salt Lake City area, consumers should call 1 (844) 293-7514.