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Oct 12, 2022

Sullivan Tire Acquires Central Tire in Maine

October 12, 2022 (Norwell, MA) - Sullivan Tire and Auto Service announces its acquisition of the retail and commercial operations at Central Tire in Sanford and Shawmut, Maine effective October 12, 2022. Sanford’s retail center increases the number of Sullivan Tire’s retail locations to a total of 78 throughout New England. The addition of the commercial locations in both Sanford and Shawmut brings Sullivan Tire’s commercial location total to 17 around the region.

Central Tire’s Sanford location at 1307 Main Street is 19,118 square feet, including a commercial tire service area and 7 service bays for retail. The Shawmut location at 276 Skowhegan Road measures at 10,000 square feet and will provide a full line of tires and tire service for commercial vehicles.

The employees of Central Tire will be retained by Sullivan Tire in both Sanford and Shawmut, maintaining the local relationships that have been established in those areas. The iconic auto service company is proud to bring these employees onto the Sullivan Tire team.

“We are excited and honored to welcome the Central Tire family to the Sullivan Tire family and look forward to continuing the great customer service they have provided to both their retail and commercial customers for more than 70 years,” said Paul Sullivan, Sullivan Tire’s Vice President of Marketing.


For media inquiries, please contact: Sean Flanagan at (781) 789-2736


About Sullivan Tire and Auto Service:

Headquartered in Norwell, MA, Sullivan Tire and Auto Service is New England’s home for automotive and commercial truck care with 78 retail locations; 17 commercial truck centers; 14 wholesale satellite locations; two truck tire retread plants; two LiftWorks facilities; and three distribution centers. The foundation on which Robert J. Sullivan started Sullivan Tire in 1955 was, “Treat everyone, customers and fellow employees, as you would a member of your family,” and that tradition continues today. Sullivan Tire continues to grow with more than 1,200 employees and locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine. For more information on Sullivan Tire please visit

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