Who is the owner of American Tire Depot?

American Tire Depot’s Ara Tchaghlassian to Be Recognized for Entrepreneurial Success. SANTA ANA, CA – Ara Tchaghlassian, owner of American Tire Depot , a retail tire sales, installation, and service business based in Riverside, has been selected to receive SBA’s State of California Entrepreneurial Success Award.

How many locations does American tire have?

American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates more than 130 distribution centers, including 24 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.

Has anyone thrown a tire through Discount tires window?

A surprising fun fact however, is that one disgruntled customer drew inspiration from the ad and actually threw a deflated tire at a storefront window of a Discount Tire store in Michigan! He caused up to $500 in damage, and thankfully, no one was injured.

What happened to tire America?

Sears original acquired both Tire America and National Tire Warehouse in 1988 when it acquired its then parent Western Auto Supply. In 2003, Sears sold the brand, which consisted mostly of stores set apart from its name brand stores, to TBC Corporation.

Why is Discount Tire called America’s tire?

Discount Tire is known as America’s Tire in Northern and Central California, along with the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Coachella Valley. In Southern California this name is used because of the pre-existence of an unrelated 36-store Discount Tire & Service Centers chain.

Who is the Discount Tire lady?

Maxine Olmstead
This commercial depicts an old woman played by Maxine Olmstead hurling a tire through a Discount Tire store window as the voice-over says, “If ever you’re not satisfied with one of our tires, please feel free to bring it back. Thank you.” The ad first aired in 1975.

How old is the Discount Tire commercial?

The commercial was filmed in 1975 and started running in 1976. A Discount Tire spokesperson said that the ad is still in use after more than 41 years.

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