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Tire Discounters Expands Automotive Services with Car Wash Acquisition

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Family-owned and operated Tire Discounters enters the car wash segment, broadening customer solutions across a range of automotive needs.

Tire Discounters, the country’s largest 100% family-owned and operated tire and service provider, announced expansion into a new automotive segment today with the acquisition of Carriage House Car Wash. This move is a valuable addition to the portfolio of Wood Family Brands, as the company seeks to deliver customer solutions across a spectrum of automotive needs.

Carriage House Car Wash has been a trusted, family-owned business in the greater Cincinnati area for many years, complimenting Tire Discounters values and commitment to serving customers. Steven Wood, Division Vice President of Tire Discounters, said this acquisition was a natural fit and will strengthen the Wood family’s ability to deliver customer value beyond the company’s core of tires and automotive service.

“As we continue to grow through strategic partnerships and acquisitions, we look for opportunities that make sense both for our customers and our overall business model,” Wood said. “Carriage House pushes Tire Discounters into an exploding automotive segment, while also providing us with end-to-end customer solutions."

According to Wood, the company plans to expand the car wash business quickly, growing to 20 car wash outlets across the Cincinnati area in the next two years. Wood and his team will also be evaluating additional markets beyond Cincinnati and the possibility of co-locating Carriage House at Tire Discounters locations.

According to Justin Stone, Carriage House co-founder, this partnership is a key step in positioning the brand for significant growth into the future.

“Tire Discounters brings a tremendous arsenal of resources to the table, which will allow for the Carriage House brand to be cared for and strengthened in the coming years. The team at Tire Discounters has bold plans to take this business to new heights and we are excited to see it all come to fruition”.

Dave Fissel, Carriage House co-founder added,

“Carriage House has always been poised to grow with the combination of our best-in-class technology and obsessive focus on customer experience. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Tire Discounters family, which will enable us to take the business to the next level.”

Jamie Ward, President and CEO of Tire Discounters, says this announcement is yet another signal that Tire Discounters is in the long game to deliver outstanding customer service through innovative partnerships and expansion opportunities.

“This acquisition is a bold step for Tire Discounters. We are committed to delivering innovative customer solutions and know that entering the car wash market is the right next step for us. The synergies between our existing business and Carriage House allows us to ultimately deliver a new level of service for our customers”.

Carriage House Car Wash currently operates 7 locations across the greater Cincinnati area, with state-of-the-art car washing technology and free vacuuming services. Carriage house offers a variety of packages and family plans for customers, and the convenience of a user-friendly app. Carriage House guarantees a superior experience for customers, and prides itself on offering highly competitive pricing options for customers relative to other large car wash brands in the marketplace.

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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.

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.

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

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

 

 

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

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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.

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.

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. 

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.