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Tire Discounters Raises More Than $130K for Wounded Warrior Project®

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“It’s Our Turn” fundraiser shatters expectations with the most customer donations since the beginning of the partnership

Tire Discounters, the nation’s largest 100% family-owned and operated independent tire and automotive repair provider, has set a fundraising record with $131,095.06 raised for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Tire Discounters’ customers collectively donated $109,343.06, more than doubling the original goal of $50,000, and Tire Discounters donated an additional $21,752 as part of the “It’s Our Turn” fundraiser in September. 

A Columbus-based store in Georgesville, Ohio collected the most customer donations of all Tire Discounters locations. A Veterans Day check presentation was held at this location on Thursday, November 11 with Anna Wood, Managing Director of Tire Discounters; Chad Hiser, U.S. Coast Guard, and Marine Corps veteran and WWP representative; and Steve Shaw, the general manager of the Georgesville Tire Discounters store.  

“Wounded Warrior Project is a cause that hits very close to home for Tire Discounters, as demonstrated by our continued support through past donations and employing many reservists, active veterans, and their spouses at our locations,” said Charles Curlee, Tire Discounters Vice President of Retail Sales and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “But to have our expectations for this fundraiser completely blown away thanks to tremendous customer support makes this particular donation incredibly special. Thank you to everyone who participated and allowed us to continue to support the men and women who have sacrificed to keep us safe.”  

“We can’t provide life-saving programs and services to injured veterans and their families without supporters like Tire Discounters and all of their amazing customers,” said WWP Vice President of Resource Development, Brea Kratzert Todd. “We’re grateful for their support as we collectively honor and empower warriors.”

Tire Discounters has extended its support to WWP on behalf of customers and employees for the last three years, donating a total of $191,726 since 2019. 

Tire Discounters also employs many U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force veterans across its 150 locations, further demonstrating their commitment to veterans. For Tire Discounters, Wounded Warrior Project is a cause that hits close to home. 

Funds raised in support of WWP provide programs and services for warriors, including access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services. 

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Wounded Warrior Project check donation

Pictured above: A Veterans Day check presentation was held today at the Georgesville, Ohio Tire Discounters location, where the most customer donations were collected. Tire Discounters representatives (Anna Wood, Managing Director of Tire Discounters and Steve Shaw, the general manager of the Georgesville Tire Discounters store) presented a check for $131,095.06 to Wounded Warrior Project® representative, Chad Hiser, U.S. Coast Guard, and Marine Corps veteran

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Wounded Warrior Project check donation 2021

Pictured above: Anna Wood, Steve Shaw, Chad Hiser, and Tire Discounters Georgesville store team members.

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: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission

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.