Waukegan Tire Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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For over fifty years, Waukegan Tire has delivered personalized service and quality brands of tires, custom wheels and automotive services to customers throughout Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.

“I attribute our success to our loyal customers and dedicated employees who are like extended members of our family,” remarked Jerry Nerheim, President and CEO.

Waukegan Tire is proud to announce its 50th year in business as a leading provider of tires, custom wheels and automotive services to customers throughout Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin. The family-owned and operated business has twice been recognized nationally by Tire Review magazine as a “Top Shop” – honored to be among the top four independent tire dealers nationwide. The company is also uniquely recognized for its leadership in providing an outstanding experience for women. With four locations in Lake County Illinois, Waukegan Tire is known for its focus on the customer, quality products and services, and use of state-of-the-art technology to ensure safety.

Waukegan Tire was founded in 1968 by Gerald (Jerry) Nerheim who is known throughout the industry as an innovative and tireless leader—always staying ahead of the curve, embracing new trends and making changes based on where the industry must go. In 2015, Jerry Nerheim was named “Businessman of the Year” by the Illinois State Crime Commission, honored not only for his business success, but also his active support of law enforcement and the community. Today, at age 83, he still enjoys working every day and is most happy when taking good care of customers. He leads by example setting the bar high for standards of customer service.

“I attribute our success to our loyal customers and dedicated employees who are like extended members of our family,” remarked Jerry Nerheim, President and CEO. “Our industry knowledge and the commitment of our employees over the many years in which have built this business are what sets Waukegan Tire apart.”

Steve Nerheim, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, says “We have developed successful long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers that build trust, while continuing to invest in our community.” He added, “I am honored to have worked along side my father for over 35 years, which gives me great insight to continue to enhance our company vision going forward.”

To show their appreciation to the great people of Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin, Waukegan Tire is offering a number of promotions to celebrate its 50th anniversary, including:

$50 off a set of four new tires installed;
$50 off a set of new custom wheels installed; and
$50 off mechanical services totaling $350 or more.

These special offers and others can be found on the Special Offers page of the Waukegan Tire website, https://www.waukegantire.com/specialoffers.htm. The promotions run through October 28, 2018.

In addition, Waukegan Team is offering a giveaway contest through November 4. Prizes for the giveaway include two sets of four new tires (up to a $500 value), and a grand prize of a set of new tires and wheels, valued at up to $1,500. These prizes will be awarded via a series of three drawings to be held October 8, October 22, and the grand prize drawing on November 5. Participants can enter to win at https://www.waukegantire.com/specialoffers.htm. Full contest rules, restrictions and exclusions can be found at the bottom of the form on that page.

About Waukegan Tire

For over fifty years, Waukegan Tire has delivered personalized service and quality brands of tires, custom wheels and automotive services to customers throughout Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. The family-owned and operated business started in 1968, and now operates four certified service centers in Grayslake, Park City, and Waukegan, Illinois.  

Waukegan Tire is a premier leader in the industry and prides itself on delivering an enhanced automotive experience. Recognized twice nationally as being a “Top Shop” by Tire Review magazine – Waukegan Tire is honored to be among the top four independent tire dealers nationwide. The company is also uniquely recognized for providing an outstanding experience for women as AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® tire and service centers since 2009.

Waukegan Tire has professional and knowledgeable staff, utilizes state-of-the art diagnostic and maintenance equipment, and even provides automotive service education for women and the next generation of drivers. Waukegan Tire has been on the leading edge of the automotive industry over the past 50 years and continues to stay ahead of the curve to meet the changing needs of the market for the future. 

For more information, visit https://www.waukegantire.com/index.htm.

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