The nation’s largest independent tire dealer has temporarily shuttered some stores and is limiting the services it provides nationwide to “essential customer needs” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement March 18, Discount Tire said it was taking precautionary measures effective immediately. That includes the closing of 45 Discount Tire and America’s Tire stores:

  • 17 in California;
  • 14 in Washington;
  • 9 in New Mexico;
  • 2 in Minnesota; and
  • 1 each in Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah.
Discount Tire is limiting the services it is offering consumers to "essentials" -- such as flat tire repairs and replacement of unsafe tires.

Discount Tire is limiting the services it is offering consumers to "essentials" -- such as flat tire repairs and replacement of unsafe tires.

The full list of temporarily closed stores is available here. Additionally, the company asks customers to make an appointment before visiting a store, and to come into a store “only if they’re feeling well.”

Stores are prioritizing and only performing these services at this time:

  • Flat tire repairs;
  • Replacement of tires with low or unsafe tread; or
  • Tire air pressure maintenance.

“Non-essential” services – including tire rotations, tire balancing and non-state required snow tire changeovers “will not be performed at this time.”

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