A couple in Brookhaven, Mississippi recently took over local tire shop Fifty-One Automotive–now called J&L Tire and Auto, the Daily Leader reports.
John Roberts has done electrical work throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, while his wife Leann Roberts has experience working in a bank and as a building administrator. She started working at the store in January under the previous owners to become familiar with the business and learn about the trade.
The business has been through many owners over the years. The previous owners had offered the business to current owners Leann and John Roberts, but the couple needed a few years to be sure it was a good decision.
“I consulted with some different people I knew in the business,” John said. “I got their feedback and it is one of those things you can see others do well.”
After much consideration, they decided to pursue ownership of the store, which they took over this past March. Since taking over, Leann has reported seeing repeat customers. The couple hopes for the shop to compete with quick lube facilities, as well as provide service for fleet vehicles.