Shana O'Malley, Author at Tire Review Magazine
Keeping a Family Tradition

Knieriem Tires Inc. sits directly across the street from where Jamie Knieriem grew up. “That’s how I leaned how to spell my last name,” says Jamie, who runs the shop alongside her father, Jeff. “I would sit in the window and look across the road at the sign.” Sometimes she would sit at the window

Fuller Automotive: New to the Tire Game

Fuller Automotive has been a trusted name in the Auburn, Mass., area for more than 100 years. “In 1914 my great grandfather Willis Fuller transitioned from working on horse drawn buggies to working on cars,” explains Chris Fuller. Over the past century, the automotive business evolved to include collision and mechanical repair, towing service and

Mr. Tire Ltd.

Mr. Tire Ltd. is a second generation tire and auto repair shop that was founded in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in 1968. “My dad, Doug, was originally a Firestone rep and then he got into the tire business,” explains owner Glenn Falconer. “He started out as a BFGoodrich wholesaler in a building that didn’t even have

Warren Tire is Servicing Locals, Students

Warren Tire & Auto Center has been a trusted family business in the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., for more than 50 years. When Jimmy Warren started the business on University Blvd. in 1961, he never could have imagined how much his small southern town would grow over the years, thanks to a large degree to

Hoffman Tire Pros is Evolving and Growing

Rich Hoffman started Hoffman Tire Pros after a successful career with Uniroyal Tire. “I’d been telling everybody for the previous 13 years how to go into the tire business, and how to make money in the tire business, so I decided to try it myself,” he says. In January 1976, Hoffman opened his shop in

Qyst Tire and Automotive Repair

In 1977, John “Jack” Flick set out to build his own legacy in a two-bay Texaco gas and service station in Upper Darby, Pa. “I liked cars and I had some pretty good mechanical abilities,” he says. “No one in my family had ever been in the business. My family was shocked when I said

Surviving a Century of Change

The three generations of owners of Hogan Tire & Auto Service have seen a century’s worth of change. The family-owned tire dealer in the greater Boston area has survived and grown despite wars, the Great Depression and vast technological advances; events that changed the business landscape across the country. It all started in 1915 by

Burt Brothers

Salt Lake City is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The city features a backdrop of picturesque snow-capped ski mountains in the winter, and offers a variety of boating, hiking and off-roading activities during the warmer months. Brothers Wendel and Ron Burt are proud to call Salt Lake City their home. They’re active in the business,

Telle Tire

Established in 1942 in St. Louis, Telle Tire’s legacy began during World War II, when the nation was in short supply of many vital materials – including rubber and tires. Arthur Telle and a business partner fixed up a secondhand retreading mold and began retreading tires. During the war years, retreading was a pretty good

Tucker Tire Co.

Rosemary, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, worked her way up in the industry and was named director of the Southern California Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association, the first woman to receive the coveted title. She also served as vice president of the organization. In 1978, Rosemary won California’s Small

Warholak Tire Service

Warholak Tire Service, located in Detroit, might look like nothing out of the ordinary, even when taking a glance in the bay area. Step into the waiting room, though, and customers might feel like they were sent back to the 1950s. Co-owners Mike and Paul Warholak decorated the waiting area with mementos from the 1950s

K.O. Tire

“Kevin and Lee have gone above and beyond for my wife and I on a number of occasions. They stand behind their work and even go out of their way to fix the mistakes of others.” “Superior service you never see anymore.” “Best tire shop ever, period.” These are just a few of the recent