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Goodyear Collecting Toys for Tots at Blimp Bases

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has partnered again with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation. The tiremaker will open its U.S. blimp bases in Ohio, California and Florida to collect toys for the foundation, while giving the public a close-up view of the airships. “We are pleased to

Federal-Mogul Opens Garage Gurus Center in Florida

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is expanding its nationwide “Garage Gurus” technical training network with the grand opening of a new center in Miramar, Fla. The facility will service all of South Florida, the company said. “Today more than ever, front-line automotive repair professionals are demanding more training to stay current with ever-changing diagnostic and repair requirements as

DeSalvo Tire and Auto Founder Dies

Former DeSalvo Tire and Auto owner and longtime BFGoodrich district manager Joseph DeSalvo has died. He was 87. DeSalvo was born in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1928 and went to work for BFGoodrich in 1950. During his time with BFGoodrich, he moved all over the south from Savannah, Ga., to Mobile, Ala., to manage stores. He

Jacksonville News Station Investigates Shop Selling ‘Dangerous’ Used Tires  

A Jacksonville, Fla., news station has investigated a tire shop after hearing claims that the shop was selling dangerous used tires. After a single mom with two teenage daughters bought two used tires from the shop, only to find them both flat the next day, the woman claims the tire shop would not refund her without

McGee Supports Food Bank

Florida-based McGee Auto Service & Tires purchased a custom-built refrigeration truck for the Agape Food Bank. The truck will be used to help the food bank’s mobile pantry program, which distributes 8,000-10,000 pounds of food three times a month. The dealership, with more than 30 locations around central Florida, is concerned about hunger in the

Fire Causes Nearly $1 Million in Damage at Tire Shop

A fire at Community Service Tire in Lakeland, Fla., has caused about $1 million in damage, according to local media reports. Employees said they were painting tires with a mixture that contained gasoline while a fire burned near them to keep mosquitos away around 5 p.m. When an employee accidentally bumped the mixture into the

Town Tire’s Endangered Species Mural to be Restored

Florida-based Town Tire Auto Service Centers will have its endangered species mural restored as part of exterior renovations to its Gainesville store on 8th Avenue. Town Tires’s owner Ernie Turbyfill has commissioned the original artist to restore the mural. The mural was created by Florida artist Harimandir Khalsa 13 years ago when Town Tire partnered