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Grimes Tire & Auto Center carries a selection of General tires for customers in Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and surrounding Des Moines areas. We are committed to locating the right set of tires to match the individual driving needs of every customer.
The General Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1915 by William O’Neil and Winfred E. Fouse in Akron, Ohio, the rubber capital of the world. General Tire entered a booming market with over 300 competitors, so O’Neil and Fouse bypassed the original equipment (OE) market and moved straight on to focus on producing a quality replacement tire.
An early tire that General Tire released was the General Balloon Jumbo, a pneumatic truck tire that required only 12 pounds of air pressure. In 1955, General Tire entered the passenger car OE tire market as the tire supplier for General Motors.
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The General Tire and Rubber Company underwent a name change to GenCorp, Inc. in 1984, then soon sold to Continental AG of Hanover, Germany in 1987. General Tire is currently a branch of Continental Tire North America, Inc. They still are one of the leaders in the pack for marketing, production, and development of superior tires.
General Tire still continues its tradition of manufacturing a comprehensive line of quality, ultra-high performing tires.
Regardless of your driving or budget needs, our staff can help you find the perfect set of General tires. We have the right price on the right tire for every customer that walks through our door. Contact us online, or visit us today to begin your search for the right set of General tires.
Grimes Tire & Auto Center is a pillar of the community. Grimes Tire & Auto Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, and auto repair services for customers in Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and surrounding Des Moines areas. Our mission is to provide the highest quality vehicle maintenance and repair service at a competitive price. Grimes Tire & Auto Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in automotive repairs on passenger cars, performance vehicles, SUVs and light trucks. Take this opportunity to browse our website or call us for personalized service.