LEWISTON, Maine, and SPRINGFIELD, Mo. VIP Parts, Tires & Service (VIP) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its auto parts related assets to O’Reilly Automotive. With this agreement, which was expected to be complete on or about Dec. 31, VIP will continue to serve its tire and service customers throughout all 56 locations.
VIP has been in the auto parts business since 1976, when the first VIP store was opened in Lewiston, Maine. VIP currently operates 56 stores located throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well as a distribution center located in Maine. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, O’Reilly Automotive operates 3,896 stores in 39 states.