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Tire Discounters
3650 E. Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH, United States

Phone: 513.386.6635
Web Site: http://www.tirediscounters.com/


Company Description:

This is a story about a kid who opened a tire store.

Once upon a time, a young man named Chip Wood graduated from college with nothing but an entrepreneurial spirit and a small amount of wages garnered from assembling tires at the General Tire Factory in Akron, Ohio. Looking back, knowing what we know now, Chip could've done anything, he could've gone anywhere. Instead, he opened a one-bay tire store in an old gas station in Plainville, Ohio and opened the very first Tire Discounters in 1976.

In the beginning, it was a solo performance in every sense of the word. Chip worked six days a week—answering phones, changing tires, providing customer service—and spent his Sundays picking up the week's supply of tires in Akron. Chip didn't just wear many hats—he wore all of them. Because time was precious and in very short supply, Chip didn't have time to explain the roundabout pricing that was—and still is—commonplace in the tire industry. He gave his customers what they deserved: upfront pricing. That meant the full amount, right in front of them, no gimmicks and no hidden charges. This was a pivotal moment for Tire Discounters because it was proof that honesty truly is the best policy. Keep this lesson in mind; we'll come back to it.

As word spread, Tire Discounters grew. Chip opened a bigger store and hired his brother Chris to help out after school. Before he knew it, he was able to open another store on the other side of town and began hiring professional technicians. Three stores became four, four became five, so on and so forth. In the mean time, Tire Discounters broke the mold again by being the first tire retailer to advertise on the radio, with the now-infamous Phantom Tire Buyer.

As you know by now, Chip has never been one for "industry standards." Even as Tire Discounters grew, his goal was to always make tire buying the best customer experience possible. He hired honest and friendly associates who kept their stores clean (that includes the bathrooms). Like a lot things at Tire Discounters, this was the policy Chip felt was right—and, in the end, it was.

By 1997 Chip had opened nearly twenty stores—including one in Dayton. Business was great, customers were happy, but Chip Wood had never heard the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It was around this time Tire Discounters began offering free alignment with the purchase of four tires. To his competitors he seemed crazy—but sometimes crazy is just another word for right. You see, proper alignment is crucial to the life of your tires. And, since Chip is a big-picture guy, the way he saw it, proper alignment was an issue of customer safety and product value.

This principle was put into practice again in 2004, when Tire Discounters became the first retailer in the tri-state to offer nitrogen inflation. At that time, no one knew the benefits of nitrogen inflation—they just knew Tire Discounters was miles ahead.

Chip Wood has learned the same lesson every day since he founded Tire Discounters: Honesty isn't just the best policy, it's the only policy. Everything else is temporary. And, even though Tire Discounters will keep growing and our services will keep expanding, deep down he's never left that old, one-bay shop in Plainville.



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