Tripp's Tire Service: 100 years (!) and counting
Tripp’s Tire Service Inc. is celebrating its 100th birthday today. The tire and automotive business opened its doors in North Carolina on April 11, 1911.
A Tripp has helped run the business for five generations: N.C. Tripp, 1911-1934; Larry Burton Tripp, 1923-1968; William Burton Tripp, 1968-2003; Tony Burton Tripp, 1980-present; and Matthew Burton Tripp, 2003-present. The business was established by N.C. Tripp in the back of the family-owned blacksmith shop in 1911.
In 1925, the shop was moved to its present location in Ayden, N.C. In 1934, the business became known as Tripp’s Garage and Wrecker Service. In 1973, it was renamed Tripp’s Tire Service.
A second location was opened in February 2009 in Winterville, N.C.
Both shops are NAPA AutoCare Centers, and joined American Tire Distributors’ Tire Pros program in December 2010. They offer the following:
* under-car and underhood automotive services;
* ASE-certified technicians;
* passenger, light truck, truck and farm tires;
* Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires;
* commercial and farm tire repair; and
* 24-hour wrecker service.
To celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Tripp family and its employees will be offering giveaways and special pricing on all tires and services from April 11 through April 15, 2011. In addition, customers can register to win a flat-screen television.
To learn more about Tripp's Tire Service, click here.