Discount Tire has reopened stores in five states that had been temporarily been closed due to COVID-19. Thirty-two stores remain closed in California and Washington.
The nation's largest independent tire dealer announced last week that it was limiting and prioritizing the services it was offering consumers, and also closing 45 stores in seven states due to the coronavirus. In an update posted March 21, the company revised its temporary store closings list to only include stores in California and Washington.
Discount Tire and America's Tire stores also are asking customers to minimize their time spent inside stores by ordering tires online and making appointments online.
Here's a few other steps the company is taking:
"Also, we are offering curbside greeting and assistance to encourage our customers to remain in their vehicle during most of their visit.
"We are also encouraging our customers to pull their own vehicles into and out of our bays.
"We have also taken precautionary steps to provide a safe and healthy experience at Discount Tire, including increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures in our stores along with minimizing the use of our showrooms to promote social distancing.
"Additionally, we ask that customers visit our Stores only if they’re feeling well."