Throwback Thursday: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Looks At Why Used Tire Sellers Are Thriving

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Photo by Lake Fong, Post-Gazette.

It’s been awhile since our last Throwback Thursday, or #TBT on your favorite social media platform.

For today’s look back, we’re going to the summer of 2011 when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did a story looking into why used tires were becoming so popular.

Former PG reporter Alison Griswold visited Champtires and talked with President Brad Rea.

Read the full article at “Rising rubber price helps fuel sales in the used tire business.”

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Throwback Thursday: Tribune-Review Features Champtires

Photo by  Stephanie Strasburg | For the Tribune-Review
Photo by Stephanie Strasburg | For the Tribune-Review

It’s time for Throwback Thursday (or #TBT on your favorite social media platform)!

In April 2012, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Alex Nixon profiled Champtires in the article “Used tire seller finding business doesn’t revolve around Internet.”

Nixon wrote, “Brad Rea is rethinking his business, Champtires.com , an online retailer of used tires.

Although Internet sales account for about 70 percent of the West Mifflin-based company’s revenue — and are growing — Rea is discovering that many people who might be open to shopping for used tires online still want to ‘kick the tires’ before they buy.”

Read the full article.

If you are in the market for one tire or a whole set, call Champtires at 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

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Throwback Thursday: PopCity Profiles Champtires President Brad Rea

Brad Rea
Brad Rea, president and founder of Champtires

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.

Read “Starting a business in a down economy” at http://www.popcitymedia.com/features/downeconomy072711.aspx.

If you are in the market for one tire or a whole set, call Champtires at 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

Related:

Champtires In the News

Why Buy Used Tires?

 

Throwback Thursday: Champtires on KDKA-TV

Former KDKA reporter Jim Lokay (left) checks out a tire with Champtires President Brad Rea.
Former KDKA reporter Jim Lokay (left) checks out a tire with Champtires President Brad Rea.

It’s time for Throwback Thursday (or #TBT on your favorite social media platform)!

Today, we’re taking you back to March 2011 when former KDKA reporter Jim Lokay profiled Champtires for Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate.

Lokay interview Champtires President Brad Rea about why used tires are a safe and affordable option for drivers.

Check out the story, “5 Ways To Save Money On Tires,” and video at http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/03/14/5-ways-to-save-money-on-tires/.