Auto components retailer opens in Littlefield


by Vernon Robinson

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held final week to open a brand new CarQuest auto components retailer in Littlefield, Arizona. The shop shares the identical location because the Western Tri-State Equipment Dealership. Slicing the ribbon final week was Dylan and Oden Meyerhoff. Photograph by Tara Shenawar/Pragati

Western Tri-State Gear has opened a complete new product line at its Littlefield, Arizona location. On Wednesday, March 23, a gaggle of individuals gathered for a particular ribbon-cutting ceremony at a brand new CarQuest auto components retailer, which might be situated within the bigger facility.

Jessica Meyerhoff of Western Tri-State Gear mentioned the choice so as to add the brand new auto components retailer to the present lineup was sudden.

“We had house right here,” she mentioned. “And we’re already doing loads of restore work and upkeep on farm and building gear right here in our store. So it simply made sense that an auto components retailer can be good with that. We labored with CarQuest and introduced them right here.

Meierhoff mentioned they plan to have the ability to supply some primary auto restore service on-site quickly. This may embrace the set up of widespread store-bought components together with issues like brakes and tires.

Meyerhoff mentioned Kendra was drawn to the CarQuest model due to its popularity for being a very good, strong model for auto components.

The brand new retailer is already pretty effectively stocked with merchandise. Nonetheless, Meyerhoff mentioned provide points have prompted issues getting a number of the components they usually carry.
“However we’ve got loads of issues which are very uncommon proper now,” she mentioned. “For instance, we at present have loads of oil in inventory. It appears to be like prefer it’s fairly arduous to search out proper now.”
“Our purpose is to have the ability to assist folks when they don’t seem to be getting what they want elsewhere,” Meyerhoff mentioned. “We’re aiming to have these issues in inventory and able to go; Or we are able to get to it early.”

Meierhoff acknowledged that the shop is slightly too far for Mesquite residents to come back to for auto components. “We do not anticipate a lot visitors proper now,” she mentioned. “But when folks cannot discover the issues they want in Mesquite, they’ll actually name us and we’ll ship it to Mesquite.”

The shop will get supply of stock each night. So even when they do not have one thing in inventory, they’ll normally get it inside 24 hours, Meyerhoff mentioned.

It has been nearly a yr since Western Tri-State Gear opened its doorways because the regional dealership location for Mahindra Farm Tractors, Takiyuchi Gear and extra. And whereas the demand for these merchandise has been good, the enterprise has confronted widespread challenges within the present surroundings.
“It has been robust getting gear to promote proper now,” Meyerhoff mentioned. “And tractors are troublesome to search out. So equipment dealerships have been a sluggish course of.”

Final week the ribbon-cutting occasion was brief. Attendees included six workers working in Littlefield, in addition to some workers of Mesquite Ace {Hardware}, a sister enterprise. Additionally current had been the households of the workers, members of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Mesquite Showgirls, representatives of the CarQuest regional group and Mahindra Service Tech representatives of the Centre.

“It was a small gathering, however we needed to get the phrase out that we are actually right here to serve the area,” Meyerhoff mentioned. “There are nonetheless lots of people who do not even know we’re right here or learn how to get right here.”

Meyerhoff mentioned the shop continues to be ready for a brand new CarQuest signal to be put in quickly to make the shop simpler to search out.

Meyerhoff recommended the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the ribbon chopping on the website. “We have joined the Chamber and (Chamber President/CEO) Carol Colson has been nice to be there and reduce a ribbon for us!” he mentioned.

The shop plans to carry some enjoyable occasions in Littlefield and have fun the brand new CarQuest location.
“We’re engaged on organising some ‘Automobiles and Espresso’ occasions right here for traditional automotive collectors,” Meyerhoff mentioned. “It would give them an opportunity to cruise all right here, exhibit their automobiles, have some espresso collectively and possibly win some prizes and issues.”

It is usually being deliberate that the power has an official open home. With the pandemic and provide points and many others., the brand new heart by no means bought the grand opening schedule, Meyerhoff defined. So an extended awaited open home is being deliberate inside the subsequent one month.

Keep watch over the progress for data on these upcoming occasions.

To succeed in the brand new CarQuest retailer, or Western Tri-State dealership, name 702-346-4276.

The shop is situated at 4370 E Farm Highway in Littlefield, Arizona. Take Interstate 15 North to Desert Springs Exit #9. Flip south on Desert Springs Highway after which a fast left onto Farm Highway. Journey a few half mile parallel to I15 heading north. The western tri-state equipment dealership might be on the proper.

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