Tire Discounters is a tire and auto service shop started by Chip Wood in 1976 in Plainville, OH with a single bay store and a truck load of tires from Akron, OH. They are known for their quirky radio spots from the early 2000’s with the “Phantom Tire Buyer”, their slogans, “Home of the Free Alignment”, “Out the Door with More” and their ever-changing signs at their stores. They are one of the only tires stores that used nitrogen inflation, introduced to Tire Discounters in 2004. In 2014, they broke the Guinness World Record for the tallest stack of tires. Tire Discounters is Ohio based, headquartered in Cincinnati, Oh. They are family-owned and operated by the Wood family. 2008 is the year they made their way south to the Lexington market. In 2011, they opened a new HQ in Sharonville, Oh. It is now their 200,000 square feet warehouse. In the same year, they entered the Louisville market. In 2014, Tire Discounters opened its first stores in Nashville. In 2015, they moved their headquarters to downtown Cincinnati, while they continue to have warehouses in Sharonville, OH and Murfreesboro, TN. In 2016, they opened their 100th store and entered the Chattanooga market. They have over 100 stores across, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia, with locations in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Chattanooga. Tire Discounters currently employs more than 1,100 people. Chip Wood wrote the original signs for years. Now, a group of people write the signs at the Cincinnati office and send them to the stores twice a week. They have been shared on Buzzfeed, Reddit and more.