Sequim Discount Tire Opens for Business

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Discount Tire, the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer, opened its brand new Sequim store on April 8th, 2009 at 981 West Washington Street near Costco.  The 7,000-square-foot Discount Tire facility is operated by seven employees and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and will be closed on Sundays.

“Customers will be attracted by our low prices and great selection of tires and wheels,” said Pete Cavanaugh, store manager. “However, we believe that our customer service and satisfaction guarantee make the difference.”  This writer can testify to the very friendly staff and the incredible facility at the Sequim store.

Pete explained how their cutting edge equipment makes this new store so incredible.  The Sequim store has six bays with the latest equipment and the most advanced technology for efficient installation with tires built to provide the best highway safety.  Discount Tire has nitrogen tire inflation, which means better air retention and less trouble on the highway.  Nitrogen is noncombustable, non-corrosive and not prone to interact chemically with other elements.  Because inflation with nitrogen is more stable, the pressure drop over time is less and the proper inflation is better maintained.  Nitrogen also has zero humidity, which means less rim rust and corrosion.

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Pete explained, “Customers who want to be sure their wheels don’t get scratched during installation will be very happy to learn that we use touchless mounting and all computerized tire balancing.”

Discount Tire is famous for its “Little Old Lady” icon, which has been a fixture in the company’s advertising since the 1970’s. The company has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running TV commercial, featuring the Little Old Lady. The “Thank You” TV spot shows her throwing a tire through a Discount Tire store window and ends with the line: “If ever you’re not satisfied with one of our tires, please feel free to bring it back. Thank you, Discount Tire Company.”

“She symbolizes our commitment to customer satisfaction and that is important for us to convey as we attract new customers in Sequim and Port Angeles,” said Pete.  Pete has been with the company for over eleven years, including the last four years as manager of the Puyallup Discount tire store.

Discount Tire offers the largest tire and custom wheel selection of any tire retailer. The company sells leading brands such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Kumho, BFGoodrich, Pirelli, Hankook, Falken, along with Discount Tire exclusive brands such as Silver Edition and Roadhugger. Pete said they also offer wheels from Enkei, Konig, Liquidmetal, TSW, Akuza and exclusive brands including MB Wheels and G-games.

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The new Sequim store phone number is (360) 681-8670.  Customers can purchase tires and wheels in the store, by mail order or online.  Customers can purchase tires, schedule installation appointments, register for e-mail discounts, gain access to safety tips and other helpful information, and even determine tire and wheel size by brand for their vehicle on the Sequim Discount Tire web site.

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of the Sequim Discount Tire store on May 15th and 16th, 2009 starting at 8:00 a.m., and get $100 off any set of four tires or wheels.

Congratulations Discount Tire and welcome to Sequim!  We are delighted to have you and your employees join our community!

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