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About Big O Tires

Big O Tires was founded in 1962 by
a grassroots collective of proudly
independent tire dealers. Nearly
half a century later, Big O Tires has
evolved into one of North America's
largest retail tire franchisors, with
nearly 400 franchise and company-owned locations in 19 states.

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The Big O Tires Story

From humble beginnings, an industry leader is born.

The Big O Tires story begins back in 1962, just as America's new love affair with the automobile was hitting high gear. The market for replacement tires was exploding, and independent tire dealers found themselves struggling to compete in the face of low prices offered by major tire manufacturers' own company stores. Big O's founding fathers were a handful of progressive independent tire dealers who decided to band together to form a tire-buying cooperative so that they could secure volume pricing and keep their customers happy. Their concept worked. In the years that followed, the Big O Tires co-op evolved into a full-fledged franchise as it continued to find innovative ways to harness the power of the collective to benefit independent dealerships and their customers.

Over a half-century later, Big O Tires has become one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors, with nearly 400 independently-owned and operated locations in 19 states, providing customers with a broad range of automotive services in addition to quality tires, wheels and accessories. Big O has become an industry role model admired for its innovative approach to franchising and unmatched customer loyalty ratings.

In 1996, Big O Tires joined forces with one of the largest and most respected tire marketers in the nation when it became part of the TBC Corporation, one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires with more than 3,200 franchised and company-operated tire and automotive service centers. Through worldwide operations spanning wholesale, retail, and franchise, TBC provides customers best-in-class brands and automotive maintenance and repair services with the underlying mission to exceed customer expectations.

As Big O Tires continues to thrive and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace, it remains rooted in its humble beginnings as a proud collective of independent dealers committed to putting its customers first.

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Please note that the information on this website does not constitute the offer of a franchise and that such offers will be made only in conjunction with the presentation of Big O's Franchise Disclosure Document.