Champtires.com, which specializes in selling premium used and affordable new tires, has opened a second Pittsburgh location. The new retail and tire installation center is located at 1319 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Since 2009, Champtires.com has been based in West Mifflin, PA – first operating only as an e-commerce solution for drivers across the U.S. by providing low cost, high quality used tires. Two years later, it added retail and installation options for Pittsburgh-area customers. The West Mifflin location will remain the company’s headquarters.
“Opening the Washington Blvd. store will let us easily offer different tire options for Pittsburgh drivers,” said Brad Rea, owner and president of Champtires.com. “We have attracted drivers from across the region to our West Mifflin location, and the new store will just make it more convenient for customers in the East End and northern suburbs.”
Roughly 40 percent of Champtires.com’s business comes from local sales, and while Rea sees an opportunity for that to increase, the company also remains focused on selling tires online.
“New tires can be extremely expensive, and we have found that consumers want to save money where they can. Our prices – especially for our used tires – can’t be beat,” Rea said.
Drivers who need to replace one, two, three or a whole set of tires can save up to 80 percent off of the cost of new tires by choosing used tires. Champtires.com has approximately 10,000 used tires in its inventory at any time, allowing the company to match brand names and tread levels to drivers’ existing tires.
Alluding to efforts to curb the selling of unsafe used tires, Rea pointed out that not all used tires dealers are created equally.
“We air test and inspect every tire that enters our warehouse. Buying premium used tires is a cost-effective and safe option for drivers,” he said. “If you have ever bought a used car, you also bought and drove on used tires.”
Opening the Washington Blvd. location has already created three full-time jobs: one manager-level and two customer service positions.
Champtires.com will hold a grand opening celebration at the Washington Blvd. location on Saturday, July 18 from noon – 3 p.m. Learn more.
For more information about Champtires.com, visit http://www.champtires.com/.