Discount Tire Opens Store In Hickory, North Carolina

September 22nd, 2010

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – (September 22, 2010) – Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, today announced the opening of its new store located at 2627 Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory, North Carolina.

The Discount Tire facility is located near the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 70 SE and McDonald’s Parkway. The Hickory store is operated by six employees and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday.

“Customers will likely be attracted by our low prices and selection of tires and wheels,” said Mark Merucci, store manager of the new Discount Tire in Hickory. “However, we believe that our customer service and satisfaction guarantee make the difference.”

Mr. Merucci has been with the company for 10 years. Discount Tire is committed to promoting from within and is always looking for qualified individuals to join them in their exceptional growth. Additional career opportunities can be found by visiting Discount Tire’s website or a local Discount Tire store.

The Hickory store is equipped with the latest tools, including automatic inflation equipment that protects employees and was specially designed for Discount Tire. The no-touch mounting machines shield expensive wheels from damage and inflate tires to the precise air pressure.

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. Discount Tire also offers wheels from Enkei, Konig, Liquidmetal, TSW, Akuza and exclusive brands including MB Wheels and G-games.

The new Hickory store phone number is (828) 322-2309. Discount Tire operates 26 stores in North Carolina. Customers can purchase tires and wheels in the store, by mail order or online. At, customers can locate a store, 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.

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