MTD Facts Issue: Independents Sold the Most Tires

Jan. 31, 2024

At the retail level, nobody moved more units in 2023 than independent tire dealerships.

“Together, independent tire dealers enjoy 66% share of the consumer tire retail channel,” writes MTD Editor Mike Manges in MTD’s 2024 Facts Issue, which is available at

Warehouse clubs gained some share last year, with Costco Wholesale Corp. adding a dozen locations and BJ’s Wholesale Club adding nearly 20 outlets.

Independents also remain the dominant tire wholesale distribution channel in the United States.

An in-depth look at retail and wholesale channel share can be found on page 36 of MTD’s 2024 Facts Issue. There you also will find a chart listing independent tire dealers by number of outlets, a look at private equity investment in independent tire dealerships, a list of other top tire retailers in the U.S. and how many outlets they have and more. 

Read the digital edition here