With more than 900 stores in 28 states, America’s Tire have grown to become the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer today. The company was founded in 1960 when founder Bruce T. Halle rented a building on Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, MI. Although the inventory consisted of only six tires (four of which were retreads) and the showroom was not quite the showroom we see today, faith, vision and hard work were then, and still remain, the foundation on which this company has grown and prospered.
As with any new start up, Bruce Halle’s venture faced numerous challenges – perhaps one of the biggest being that he didn’t own an air compressor. Having only six tires and a portable air tank, Halle would race back and forth to a nearby gas station, filling the tires with air as he sold them. Out of necessity, he became a master at inventory turn. In addition to being the only salesman, Bruce Halle was the tire technician, accountant, store computer, sign painter and cleaning crew. Day by day, tire by tire, this one-man operation slowly grew into what is now one of the most recognized names in the industry.
Discount/America’s Tire now offers the largest selection of tires including leading brands such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, and exclusive brands such as Arizonian and Fisk. Discount The company also offers wheels like Konig, Liquid Metal, TSW and their exclusive brand MB Wheels.
In store, tire professionals are expertly trained in the latest product offerings, vehicle fitments, installation techniques and safety and quality issues, many of which are highlighted in America’s Tire website’s Info Center. This ensures that the most appropriate products and services are purchased and installed on your vehicle. The type of vehicle, driving conditions, weather and other issues may impact Discount Tire’s recommendations to the customer.
Building customer relationships has allowed Discount Tire to become a leader in the industry. Our continual growth not only provides opportunities for employee advancement, but allows more customers to remain confident when choosing us for all of their tire and wheel needs.