Family Owned Tire Discounters Earns Prestigious ASE Blue Seal Certification

This entry was posted on Aug 8, 2019 by Tire Discounters.

Family Owned Tire Discounters Earns Prestigious ASE Blue Seal Certification

Richmond business honored by National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Since Chip Wood opened the first Tire Discounters in 1976, the company has been dedicated to providing outstanding service. Committed to maintaining that legacy, the Tire Discounters in Richmond, KY is now ranked among the top service centers in the nation after being awarded ASE Blue Seal Certification in July.  


“We’re proud to receive the Blue Seal.  We’ve always known our team here in Richmond was top notch, but to be recognized at the national level is a huge honor,” says Ben Sweger, Director of Retail Operations in Lexington.


The Richmond Tire Discounters opened in 2009 and is the only ASE Blue Seal Certified automotive repair shop in Madison County.  The store is open M-F 8am-7pm and Saturday’s 8am-4pm and located at 2200 Lantern Ridge Dr, Richmond, KY 40475. To make an appointment call (859) 624-9601.


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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 in recent years has been 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.  Additionally, Steven Wood, Chip’s eldest son, has worked in the company for over 5 years and currently serves on the leadership team.  Steven’s sister and brother, Anna and Evan Wood, are also learning 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 more than 120 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.  For more information, visit