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Anna Wood recognized as transformational business leader for Tire Discounters amid continued expansion and growth

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Tire Discounters, the country’s largest 100% family-owned and operated tire and service provider, is proud to celebrate the achievements of Anna Wood, VP and Managing Director, who was recently recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the topflight leaders in the region, with its annual Women Who Mean Business selection.

The Women Who Mean Business program celebrates women across a broad range of fields whose achievements over the past year are helping transform their organizations as well as the greater region.

Anna has been an instrumental leader for Tire Discounters, working alongside President and CEO Jamie Ward overseeing the day-to-day business.  Anna has also provided hands on management of several key initiatives this past year including the management of Tire Discounter’s auto glass business, where she has championed a growth and re-branding strategy that will greatly accelerate the business in the coming months.  Additionally, Anna has served as the lead of Tire Discounter’s emerging e-commerce platform, directing the growth and expansion plans for this important channel.  Anna also serves on the company’s Creative Council, providing strategic guidance on all marketing and advertising campaigns.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition as one of the women who mean business in our area.  The list of leaders that have been selected for this program over the years is incredibly impressive, and I am humbled to be included this year,” said Anna.  “I look forward to continuing to dig in with Tire Discounters and drive our ambitious growth plans in 2023 and beyond.” 

Jamie Ward, President and CEO of Tire Discounters, says this announcement is no surprise given Anna’s natural leadership capabilities and significant contributions to the business.  “Anna has been a driving force for Tire Discounters as we look to expand key, strategic areas of our business under her leadership.  I’m very proud of her development and achievements as one of our senior leaders.  This recognition is spot on and well deserved.”

Anna also works alongside her two brothers, Steven Wood and Evan Wood, where all three second generation leaders now direct key business units across Tire Discounters.  Steven oversees the recently acquired Carriage House Car Wash division, and Evan, who started as a tire technician, is now working in various management roles across the business.

Anna’s work is part of a broader company effort to expand Tire Discounters to new communities across the region.  The company has experienced significant expansion this year, with focus on several strategic areas across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions.  Virginia continues to be a focus for the company, having added multiple locations in western VA this year through the acquisition of Thompson Tire.   Georgia and the greater Atlanta area remains a priority for Tire Discounters, with multiple acquisitions coming online across the state of GA this year as well.  And the company continues to identify opportunities to broaden reach in existing states like Kentucky and Tennessee, where Tire Discounters has added 7 new retail outlets through a combination of acquisition and new TD store openings.  Tire Discounters now operates 181 retail outlets across 8 states.

 

The speed rating of a tire is based on U.S. Government standards for reaching and sustaining a specified speed. Typically, a tire with a higher speed rating results in better handling. Speed ratings apply only to the tire itself, and not to a particular vehicle. Putting a tire rated for a certain speed on a vehicle does not mean that the vehicle can be safely operated at the tire's rated speed.

The load range on a tire helps determine its ability to contain air pressure and its overall strength. Ranges are expressed using a number and the higher the number, the stronger the tire. These measurements are primarily for light trucks and SUV’s.

Tread depth is the distance between the top of the tread rubber to the bottom of the tire's deepest grooves.  In the United States, tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch.

A tire’s maximum load is the maximum amount of weight the tire is designed to hold. The tire’s load carrying capacity is directly related to the tire’s size and amount of inflation pressure that is actually used. Each load range has a assigned air pressure identified in pounds per square inch (psi) at which the tire's maximum load is rated.

The total width of the tire, including any raised features on the sidewall. 

This is how many layers of rubber and other materials are in the tire.  

The measurement, in inches, from rim flange to the other rim flange. 

The maximum width of a wheel that a tire can be put onto. 

The minimum width of a wheel that a tire can be put onto.  

A tire's section width (also called "cross section width") is the measurement of the tire's width from its inner sidewall to its outer sidewall (excluding any protective ribs, decorations or raised letters) at the widest point. 

What makes up a tire; each ply, the sidewall, the tread, and bead.  

This number will tell you how well the tire will disperse heat buildup. 

This is how much weight a tire is rated to hold.

A tire’s maximum inflation pressure (PSI) is the highest "cold" inflation pressure that the tire is designed to contain. When measuring a tire’s max PSI, it is important the tire is "cold," because warmer temperatures can cause the tire pressure to temporarily increase resulting with inaccurate readings. This measurement should only be used when called for on the vehicle’s tire placard or in the vehicle’s owners manual.

The mileage warranty of a tire indicates the number of miles that a tire is estimated to last. If a tire fails to last for the number of miles indicated by the warranty, the customer will be given credit from the tire manufacturer toward a new tire based on how many miles short of the estimate the tire fell. Some restrictions apply. 

TD will repair flat tires as long as it can be done safely in accordance with Tire Industry Association (TIA) Guidelines.  Excludes: Under 40 series, run-flats, mud tires, trailer tires, off-road vehicles, and any tire over six (6) years old.  Other exclusions may apply.  See store for details.  


National accounts and local fleet not included.

Free Alignment with 4-Tire Purchase

National accounts not included.  Other exclusions may apply.

Our Nationwide Worry Free Guarantee offers FREE unlimited Tire Repairs for the entire life of your tires. If your tire can't be fixed and is over 3/32" tread, no worries, we will give you a replacement tire at any time, up to 3 years. We'll even help get your tire changed by including reimbursement for Roadside Assistance (up to $75) for the first 12 months at no additional cost. Effective: August 24, 2017. For complete details, see our warranty at any Tire Discounters location.

Components of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor wears over time.

A TPMS Service Kit is suggested each time a tire/wheel is serviced. If left unchanged, over time, these components of the TPMS may corrode, leak or fail.

Tire/wheel service is defined as when tire is removed from the wheel.

The represents the smallest and widest size wheels that are recommended by the tire manufacturer for the tire to be mounted on. 

 

 

Mounting & Balancing  $76

Lifetime Rotation and Balancing $600*

Lifetime Tire Pressure Adjustments $16

Rubber Valve Stems $8

Tire Repair**  $100

TOTAL = $800


*Estimate based on 4-tire purchase of 60,000-mile tires. 

**Excludes: Under 40 series, run-flats, mud tires, trailer tires, off-road vehicles, and any tire over six (6) years old.  Other exclusions may apply.

Mounting & Balancing  $76

Lifetime Tire Pressure Adjustments $16

Rubber Valve Stems $8

Lifetime Rotation $240

Total = $340

*Estimate based on 4-tire purchase of 60,000 mile tires.