Discount Tire Company Opens Store 700

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Company Reaches Milestone with Texas Store, Maintains Title as World's Largest Independent Tire and Wheel Retailer.

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This is an important milestone for the growth of our company and it's fitting that store 700 is located in Texas. With nearly 3,900 employees working and 200 stores operating in the state it's our largest region and we're honored to be part of so many local communities.

Discount Tire, the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer, known as America's Tire in parts of the western U.S., announced the opening of its 700th store nationwide. Store 700 opened in Waxahachie, Texas on May 20.

Rick Sims, regional vice president of Discount Tire, said, "This is an important milestone for the growth of our company and it's fitting that store 700 is located in Texas. With nearly 3,900 employees working and 200 stores operating in the state it's our largest region and we're honored to be part of so many local communities."

Discount Tire stores span the country from California to Florida and Minnesota to Texas. Founded in 1960, Discount Tire transformed itself from a humble single-store operation in Ann Arbor, Mich. to a national retailer by expanding its retail store presence to 20 states, opening Discount Tire Direct, the company's mail order business, and launching its industry leading Tires.com website.

"Today we serve millions of customers through our network of retail stores, mail order and online business. Customers return to us for our selection of tire and wheel brands, low prices and service," said Sims.

Discount Tire offers the largest tire and custom wheel selection of any tire retailer. Customers can purchase tires and wheels in the store, by mail order or online. At tires.com, customers can locate a store, purchase tires, schedule installation appointments, register for e-mail discounts, gain access to safety tips and other helpful information, and even determine tire and wheel size by brand for their vehicle.

The company sells leading brands such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Kumho, BFGoodrich, Pirelli, Hankook, Falken, along with Discount Tire exclusive brands such as Silver Edition and Roadhugger. Discount Tire also offers wheels from Enkei, Konig, Liquidmetal, TSW, Akuza and exclusive brands including MB Wheels and G-games.

About Discount Tire
Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer. Also known as America's Tire in Oregon and some parts of California, Discount Tire currently operates more than 700 stores across the country. At tires.com, customers can research, order and make an appointment for service. For more information about Discount Tire and America's Tire, visit http://www.tires.com.

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