US-based tires and custom wheels franchise retailer RNR Tire has agreed to open 25 new locations in Indiana over the next five years.

It will introduce RNR’s convenient, pay-as-you-go services, and safe tires to the communities across Indianapolis.

Scott Robertson, who has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry and is a franchising veteran, will manage the new stores.

Robertson said: “Indiana’s positive economic climate and unique demographic makes it a perfect fit for RNR Tire Express.

“We are looking forward to giving back to the community by bringing RNR’s convenient, pay-as-you-go services and safe tires to the communities across Indianapolis.”

The retailer, which follows a lease-to-purchase model, will open its first location in Anderson and Muncie this spring.

Under this agreement, RNR will also expand its business to Kokomo, Marion and Fort Wayne.

RNR Tire Express founder and president Larry Sutton said: “As a brand based in the south-east, we are thrilled to further develop across the Midwest on our mission to make safe tires and wheels accessible to communities across the nation.

“We have no doubt that Scott and his team will help the brand make a positive impact on the local communities surrounding the greater Indianapolis area by offering convenient payment options and top-tier customer service.”

Founded in 2000, RNR Tire Express operates in 130 locations across 24 states. The retailer opened a new store in Delaware, US earlier this month.

RNR Tire Express is also planning to expand nationally via multi-unit franchisees.