It’s time for Throwback Thursday (or #TBT on your favorite social media platform)!
In 2011, Pop City Media writer Heidi Brayer was working on a story on Pittsburgh entrepreneurs who started a successful business in a bad economy. She profiled five ‘burghers and their startups, including Champtires and its president and founder, Brad Rea.
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If you’re in the market for tires, considering used tires is a good choice if you’re looking to save money. However, not all used tire stores are created equally, so make sure that you purchase used tires from a reputable seller, such as Champtires.
To save money. Even if you just need to replace one tire, the cost of rubber has increased dramatically recently and has caused the price of brand new tires to skyrocket. High-quality used tires are a much more affordable option.
Used tires are also an environmentally friendly choice – you will be using a premium, recycled product.
Why Buy Used Tires From Champtires?
Champtires only sells the highest quality used tires. Every tire that enters Champtires’ warehouse is air-tested and quality-checked. Tires that do not meet Champtires’ high standards are not sold.
I Only Need One Tire – Can I Still Buy Used?
Absolutely. You can buy one, two, three or a whole set of tires from Champtires. Our inventory is so massive that we can match the tread level and brand name that you need.
Do you live in a state that has vehicle inspections? If you live in Pennsylvania, cars are required to be inspected annually. And, tire tread level is something that is checked and can prevent a car from passing inspection.
In PA, the minimum tread depth is 2/32 of an inch. If you have an inspection coming up and are worried about your tire tread, Champtires can help. There’s no need to spend a fortune on a brand new set of tires – the more affordable option is used tires. Champtires can get you the number of tires you need at a tread level that will pass inspection.
For more information, call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com (where shipping is always free to the continental U.S.!) or shop in person at our two convenient Pittsburgh-area locations – where we also install tires:
Tread level is crucial to safely driving in wintery conditions. If your tires are running low on tread (2/32″ is the usual minimum legal limit), call, visit or stop by Champtires for huge savings on premium used tires.
Champtires is located at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. Phone number is 412-462-3000.
Since 2009, Pittsburgh-based startup Champtires has provided drivers around the country with affordable, high-quality used tries through the company’s website and its West Mifflin, Pa. warehouse. Champtires has expanded its operations at 1130 Lebanon Road (15122) to include tire installation, becoming a one-stop tire shop for customers.
Tire installation starts at $19.99/tire, but for the next 30 days, there is a special introductory price of $14.99/tire. The cost includes laser balancing and mounting.
During a soft launch, the company installed an average of more than 20 tires/day. Champtires will continue to sell tires to drivers in the continuous 48 states via www.champtires.com and will explore other opportunities to expand storefront locations. In the past year, the company sold approximately 14,000 tires nationally and 12,000 tires locally.
“We have the best used tires available at really good, low prices, and we want to make it easy for our customers to use our tires,” said Brad Rea, founder and president of Champtires. “I see a huge growth potential because there are still many people who do not realize that you can buy and use used tires to save a lot of money. And it doesn’t matter if you need one tire or a complete set – our inventory is so massive that we can match tread levels and brand names.”
Rea, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh who was an All-American baseball player at Pitt and spent five seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league teams, got the idea for a used tire business after working in waste management and seeing how many quality tires ended up in landfills. He started Champtires as a strictly online operation in August 2009 and eventually opened a storefront in the Pittsburgh warehouse to respond to customer demand.
“The cost of rubber continues to rise, and Americans are still facing really difficult economic and financial situations,” Rea said. “We’re selling a product that people need – whether it’s because they hit a pothole and got a flat tire or need to have a certain tread level for a leased vehicle turn-in or to pass inspection.”
Champtires currently employs six people in Pittsburgh; two experts were hired to install tires. Rea thinks the expanded operations will lead to more hires and more locations in western Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
Champtires’ Pittsburgh location is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tires can also be purchased 24/7 through Champtires.com.
If you’re looking for a discount on tires, you are in the right place. Champtires has thousands of used tires for sale. It doesn’t matter if you need one, two or a whole set – Champtires will get you the tread level you need in the brand name that you trust.
Why do people love tires from Champtires? Because they offer the cheapest prices in Pittsburgh and online.
For more information, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at our three convenient Pittsburgh-area locations – where we also install tires: