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The largest family owned and operated automotive service provider expands Atlanta presence

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Tire Discounters, the country’s largest 100% family-owned and operated tire and service provider, has officially expanded its Atlanta metro area presence with another grand opening. The opening was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 15, at the new store located at 5585 Peachtree Blvd in Chamblee

Chamblee ribbon cutting

“We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome from the City of Chamblee,” said Charles Curlee, Vice President of Retail Sales, who also grew up in the Atlanta area. “This ribbon-cutting serves as a ceremonial start to our entry into Atlanta. The greater Atlanta area is a strategic market for us as we continue to expand our business. We are excited to introduce Tire Discounters family to this great city, and to provide the outstanding service here that our customers have come to know and trust.”

In addition to Curlee, representatives from Tire Discounters included General Manager Eric Neal, Area Operations Manager Steve Flesher, Director of Retail Operations Tripp Peak, Division Director Dave Chirello, and Manager Bobby Light.  They were joined by City of Chamblee Councilmember Leslie Robson who came to officially welcome Tire Discounters to the area.

“We’re proud to welcome Tire Discounters to the City of Chamblee and look forward to the service they’ll provide to our residents and others in the metro Atlanta area. Their new location is a great addition to our community,” Robson said.

The Chamblee store offers tireswheels, a full range of automotive services and Tire Discounters’ Skip the Shop —a no-charge valet pick-up and delivery service. Tire Discounters will come and pick up a customer’s vehicle from wherever they are, perform any tire or automotive service they desire, and deliver the vehicle back to the customer.

This opening is a major step in Tire Discounters’ goal of opening 30 stores in the Greater Atlanta area by the end of 2022. The company has acquired several businesses throughout Georgia and the Greater Atlanta area over the last two years, including Bulldog Tire, Porterfield Tire, and North Georgia Tire. An auto glass company, Lightning Auto Glass, located in Chamblee, was also added last year. These stores joined other locations across Georgia.

“Although our company has grown exponentially over the last few years, we have never lost sight of what sets us apart—and that’s our family-owned and operated values,” said Anna Wood, Managing Director and daughter of founder Chip Wood. “As a family-owned and operated business, we treat our customers like family,”. “It’s that simple. We look forward to extending this same courtesy to the residents of Chamblee and greater Atlanta.”

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Left to Right: Tire Discounters representatives Manager Bobby Light, Area Operations Manager Steve Flesher, Director of Retail Operations Tripp Peak, General Manager Eric Neal (with scissors), City of Chamblee Councilmember Leslie Robson, Vice President of Sales Charles Curlee, and Division Director Dave Chirello commemorate Tire Discounters’ first Atlanta metro area store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This is how many layers of rubber and other materials are in the tire.  

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.

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. 

The measurement, in inches, from rim flange to the other rim flange. 

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. 

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.

The maximum 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. 

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

This is how much weight a tire is rated to hold.

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. 

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.

Free Alignment with 4-Tire Purchase

National accounts not included.  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.

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 Tire Pressure Adjustments $16

Rubber Valve Stems $8

Lifetime Rotation $240

Total = $340

*Estimate based on 4-tire purchase of 60,000 mile tires. 

Mounting and Balancing – up to $159.96 pending wheel diameter

Lifetime Rotation – $299.90 

Lifetime Balancing – $449.90 

Lifetime Tire Pressure Adjustments – $16 

Rubber Valve Stems – $8

Tire Repair** – $140

Total = $1,073.76

*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.