The History of Merchant’s Tire
Merchant’s Tire and Automotive Centers was
founded in 1943. With only three associates, the
first retail store was opened in downtown Manassas, Virginia. In January
of 1944, a one-bay Esso gas station opened with 12
retreads and six new tires.
A second retail location was opened in Centreville,
Virginia, and by 1972, the company had grown to
12 outlets. Since then, Merchant’s Tire has become part of the largest
independent tire and automotive dealer in the
nation, Tire Kingdom, and we are still growing.
New locations are being added each year.