Tire Source has expanded its five-store dealership in Northeast Ohio with the purchase of Defer Tire in Streetsboro, according to a report in Modern Tire Dealer. The addition gives the company six stores in Medina, Montrose, North Canton, South Canton, Belden Village and Streetsboro, respectively. "The acquisition of Defer Tire complements our expansion plans beautifully," Tire Source owner Tom White told Modern Tire Dealer. "Our motto regarding that topic is that we grow where it makes sense to grow. Art Blumenthal (owner of Art Blumenthal LLC) zeroed in on the possibilities and shared what I came to realize after meeting with (Defer Tire Owner) Mark Defer and doing financial due diligence of the proposal … that this is a perfect fit for our family of stores demographically and geographically. "With 12 bays, it’s a very large outlet with an eye-catching building design of which a business owner can be proud. In addition, we have learned that we want to make the transition of new locations as easily as possible, and being matched up with Mark, who is a business owner with all the t's crossed and i's dotted, has expedited that process. We will be changing over to be a Goodyear G3X dealer selling Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly and also offering Continental, General and Hercules, with the clear marketing message to our customers that we can get them any brand they want."