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How are You Keeping Up With Rising Tire Prices?

With inflation and supply chain issues on the rise, it’s becoming harder for tire dealers to keep costs down.

Don’t Let Electrification Shock Your Shop

As a 50-year veteran of the tire industry, Ron Lautzenheiser is surprised at how many EVs his shops service. Believe it or not, he estimates that 5-10% of service across his four locations – two Big O Tires stores and two Grease Monkey stores in Fort Collins, Colorado—comes from EVs. While Ron has hopped on

Leeds West Groups To Open Big O Tires In Iowa

Leeds West Groups (LWG) says it signed a lease and will convert the automotive center at 208 Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa, into a Big O Tires location. The company says it acquired three Big O Tires locations in August of this year. This location will take this DMA (designated market area) to four Big

Leeds West Groups CEO Talks Expansion Strategy

With 121 automotive retail locations and counting, Leeds West Groups (LWG) is a company you oughta know. It is the biggest Big O Tires franchisee and is a private equity-backed company that has reaped rewards from its investment in tire retail. According to CEO Judd Shader, the group will strategically expand its reach, especially on

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Leeds West Groups Acquires Three Big O Tires Locations in Iowa

Leeds West Groups (LWG) has acquired three Big O Tires locations in Altoona, Ankeny and Urbandale, Iowa. LWG is purchasing the locations from Willis Automotive based in Clive, Iowa. These will be LWG’s first Big O Tires locations in the state of Iowa. LWG is the largest owner of Big O Tires locations across the

Big O Expansion in Utah Offering Selected Free Services

Big O Tires announced that franchisee Josh Hamilton opened his fourth store in Payson, Utah. During the grand opening, the new location at 921 Turf Farm Road in Payson will offer free tire balances and rotations and a variety of coupons for Big O specials. There will be snow cones, a display of custom vehicles

Big O Franchisee Opens Second Store in Indiana

Steve Towers has opened his second Big O Tires store in Indiana with a grand opening event this weekend. Towers has a total of eight Big O stores throughout Indianapolis, Tennessee and Kentucky.   The new location at 5801 North German Church Road will offer a “buy two, get two free” sale on many popular tire

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Big O Tires Earned $1 Billion, Now Its Eyes are On the Future

The “O” in Big O Tires stands for opportunity. That sentiment was the driving force throughout Big O’s 60th Anniversary Celebration and Conference in Dallas, Texas – along with this one: “it is only the beginning.” If this is only the beginning for the tire dealer, it hit the pavement speeding, leaving the most gnarly

Leeds West Announces Eight Future Greenfield Projects

Leeds West Groups has launched a greenfield new build program and completed its second purchase of raw land in its portfolio for a Big O Tires location in Taos, New Mexico. LWG plans to secure six to eight land plots in the next 120 days throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The locations are scheduled

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Big O Tires Exec. Interview: Nationwide Expansion on Horizon

Do you realize how hard it is to win three straight championships in a row in professional sports? The last time it was done was all the way back in 2002. The Los Angeles Lakers – stacked with Kobe Bryant and Shaq in their prime and Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson – won three

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Photo Gallery: Big O Tires 60th Anniversary Conference

The Big O Tire Conference and 60th-anniversary celebration was held in Dallas, Texas this year, with one main theme: this is only the beginning for the Big O Tires brand. Among the hundreds present were not only tire dealers within the Big O network but also representatives from TBC Corporation – of which Big O

TBC Announces Brian Maciak to Lead Big O Tires Team

After a 17-year career at Big O Tires, a subsidiary of TBC Corporation, Jim Bull, vice president and general manager of Big O Tires, will retire effective July 1. Big O says over the past three years, and under Jim’s leadership, the company has achieved record sales and record profitability, including becoming one of four TBC brands to