Discount Tire is going to open their first Montana location in Billings in June. The former Cactus Creek restaurant at 2928 King Avenue West will be razed and a new building constructed beginning in the spring.
Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer. Founded in 1960, the company does business under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the U.S., America’s Tire in parts of California, and as Discount Tire Direct in markets outside the reach of retail stores.
The company offers 50 tire brand choices including Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, and their own exclusive brands such as Arizonian and Fisk. The company also offers more than 40 wheel brand choices including Konig, Liquid Metal, TSW and the exclusive brand MB Wheels.
Bruce T. Halle founded Discount Tire in 1960 in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a loan from a friend. He could not afford an air compressor, so he would run to a nearby gas station to fill a portable air tank. Today it is the largest independent tire retailer in the world, with more than 950 stores in 34 states.
In-store, tire professionals are highly trained in the latest product offerings, vehicle fitments, installation techniques and safety, and quality issues.
The Discount Tire website allows customers to locate a store, search for and select tires and wheels for their vehicles, schedule appointments for installation, register for email discounts, and access to tire safety tips and other helpful vehicle information.