Remember when tires were $12.95? We do. Originally opened in 1945 in Great Neck, City Auto Tire Centers will be celebrating its 71st anniversary. Founder Joseph Chiet expanded his facilities in 1966 when he moved the business to Williston Park. Ten years later he opened his first Suffolk County location in Centereach with his son, Alan. After owning the Centereach store for over 40 years, Alan has passed the torch and turned over ownership to former manager John Callas with the assistance of managers Steven Zahra and Michael Breck.
In 1989, a City Tire Auto Center was opened in Port Jefferson where ownership was transferred to Tom Cleary, a former manager of the City Tire Auto Center group.
City Tire Auto Centers are equipped with all the newest high-tech automotive equipment to perform all types of automotive repairs. Included are brakes, shocks, struts, engine tune-ups, computerized wheel alignment, heating and air conditioning, electrical shorts, diagnosis of engine computers, internal engine repairs, plus just about any repair-related items on the automobile from bumper to bumper, all makes and models, from economy priced vehicles to luxury. We also honor most extended new and used vehicle warranties and vehicle maintenance.
As one of over 3,000 associated Bridgestone-Firestone dealership stores nationwide, City Tire Auto Center accepts the Firestone credit card. Instant credit is available to qualified customers and approval usually takes only 10 minutes. City Tire Auto Center stores are all independently owned and operated.
Where there is a store, there is a relationship with the neighborhood. Some of the organizations that City Tire Auto Center is involved with include: St. Charles Hospital, Mather and Stony Brook Hospitals, Museums of Stony Brook, Staller Center, Hope House of Port Jefferson, Little Flower Children of Wading River Schneider's Children's Hospital, Sloan Kettering Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis Organization, Muscular Dystrophy, St. Jude, St. Francis Hospital, local fire departments, local school sports teams, local churches and synagogues, plus many more local organizations.
Whoever thought that the great grandchildren of our customers of 1945 would be coming to City Tire to buy tires and get their cars and trucks repaired today? It's a wonderful feeling to see such a family tradition continue, and it's so great to see these familiar faces after all this time.
Great customers have kept us in business all these years, and great management has been key in keeping our business running so smoothly and efficiently.
Major automotive companies have come and gone in the area, yet City Tire Auto Center has maintained its reputation as a leader in customer satisfaction. High-tech equipment used by employees who update their education in this ever changing field can only mean one thing: that your car will be serviced properly the first time. City Tire guarantees it!
As the name implies, City Tire is the place to go for tires. Why go anywhere else when you can get most brand names at major discount prices? If they don't have what you are looking for in stock, they guarantee it will be available within 24 hours in most cases or you will get a free oil change, lube, and filter service. Besides getting the best deal on what you want, you will also get free installation, computer wheel balancing, new tire valves, and lifetime rotation at no charge with every Tire Protection Plan Package purchase. And while your car or truck is being serviced, you can use the free shuttle service provided by City Tire, which will bring you to your home, work, or your choice of location.
With a great team of employees, they guarantee that you will be satisfied with your tire purchase or automotive repair. They also hope you will feel part of their "family" at City Tire Auto Center.