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Tire Discounters Raises over $20,000 to Support Wounded Warrior Project®

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Tire Discounters Raises over $20,000 to Support Wounded Warrior Project®

First of its kind event raised funds to help ensure the mental health care wounded veterans rely on thru Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) remain available to them free of charge


Tire Discounters is honored to have raised $20,631 to support Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP) during its “Labor is On Us” event held in Tire Discounters locations in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The first of its kind weeklong donation drive ran October 24th – 31st. During the event, Tire Discounters offered labor on the house for tire and oil changes. To support Wounded Warrior Project, customers generously donated $9,140 and Tire Discounters chipped in the rest by adding a one-dollar donation for every social media share, phone call, and appointment booked during the event to bring the total donation to $20,631.

The Labor Is on Us event was our way of saying thank you to all the men and women who keep us safe. We’re honored to donate over twenty thousand dollars to support Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of our customers and employees.

- Jamie Ward, President


For Tire Discounters employees, the event was about more than just offering labor on the house. Employees rallied behind the opportunity to raise funds to honor their coworkers, families, friends, and neighbors who’ve served our country by creating unique displays showcasing their patriotic pride. Funds raised in support of WWP will provide programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services.

We employ many veterans. Giving back to the Wounded Warrior project was a cause close to many of our hearts.

- Charles Curlee, Vice President Retail Sales, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

 

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About Tire Discounters: Tire Discounters was founded by Chip Wood in 1976 and is still family-owned and operated. Chip remains the sole owner and company Chairman, but over the past several years has been smoothly transitioning to the second generation of leadership. President, Jamie Ward, a valued employee for over 20 years, is now the driving force in the company day-to-day, working closely with Chip’s children; Steven, Anna, and Evan Wood to help them learn the business from the ground up.


Tire Discounters is currently the nation’s seventh-largest independent tire retailer and is growing rapidly. The company leads the way in providing unique and innovative customer benefits designed to make tires last longer and maximize the overall performance of a car or light truck. Tire Discounters’ ASE-certified technicians provide routine automotive repair and factory scheduled maintenance. Tire Discounters currently employs more than 1,200 people in over 125 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. For more information, visit www.tirediscounters.com


About Wounded Warrior Project: Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition.


Learn more: Wounded Warrior Project

TD involvement in WWP: Tire Discounters Raises $40,000 for Wounded Warrior Project®

Click here to read more about this awesome event in a featured article by Modern Tire Dealer! 

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.