To celebrate the addition of the Sears automotive team to VIP Tires & Service in Presque Isle, Big Country 96.9 was live on location at VIP's welcome party Saturday morning!

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For four hours this weekend, VIP on Main Street in Presque Isle opened its doors to officially welcome the team from Sears, and give great deals to the public in celebration of the exciting news.

In September, Sears in Presque Isle announced it was closing, and dozens of employees would be let go before the end of the year. Within weeks of the announcement, VIP Tires & Service announced it would acquire both the Sears automotive team and their current space in the Aroostook Centre. VIP will both expand their current business to cover larger commercial clients, and honor all Sears service contracts and customer guarantees.

Several lucky customers walked away from the open house event this weekend with a free oil change, and VIP even gave away a free set of four snow tires!

Listen to Jolene Wallace broadcast live from the event: