Big O Tires

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Big O Tires
Franchise
PredecessorOK Tires
Founded1962 (1962)
Headquarters
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
,
North America
ProductsAutomobile tires
ServicesSelling and servicing tires, wheels, and alignments. Lube, oil, and filter changes, battery replacement, lamps, struts installation, and brake service
ParentTBC Corporation
(1996–present)
Websitehttp://www.bigotires.com/

Big O Tires, LLC. is one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with more than 450 independently-owned and operated locations primarily located in the Western and Midwestern United States. It is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TBC Corporation.

Big O private brand tires and other leading brands are available at all 450+ locations. In addition to selling and servicing tires, wheels, and alignments, Big O Tires provides routine maintenance and replacement services including, but not limited to: oil and filter changes, batteries, brakes, suspension and steering services.  

History[edit]

Big O Tires in North Dakota.

The company was founded in 1962, when it split from OK Tires. In 1996, it was acquired by TBC Corporation, which also owns Tire Kingdom and NTB.[1] In 2006, TBC was acquired by Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. In 2018, Michelin North America Inc. (MNAI) and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced a definitive agreement to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture. Big O Tires remains a wholly owned subsidiary of TBC Corporation.

In a landmark case in 1977, Big O Tires was awarded $19.6 million from Goodyear over Goodyear's use of the name "bigfoot" tires. The amount equaled 25% of Goodyear's advertising budget in the states where Big O operated. The amount was reduced on appeal and the case was later settled.[2]


Services Offered[edit]

  • Nationwide service warranty protection
  • Quality service from ASE certified technicians
  • Tire Service & Repair
  • Oil, Lube & Filter
  • Routine Maintenance Services
  • Batteries
  • Brakes
  • Alignment
  • Suspension & Steering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TBC to Buy Outstanding Shares of Big O Tires" The New York Times. 1996-05-03. URL retrieved 2006-12-02
  2. ^ Doan, Amy. "Xbox Name May Cost Microsoft". Forbes. 2001-02-05. URL last retrieved 2006-12-02.

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