By Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand
A family-owned and operated small business, Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros has served communities in Tennessee and Arkansas for more than 50 years. Today, the close-knit team maintains the customer service and high product standards that have made the business a success over time. Meanwhile, the team also uses its expertise to educate local drivers about the maintenance, safety procedures and options that go along with owning any vehicle.
Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros is the work of the Steele and Guiltner families, particularly President Marvin Steele and Vice President Jay Guiltner, who co-own the business. Together they have a combined total of nearly 75 years in the automotive industry, and they’ve brought plenty of their family members into the industry along with them. Steele and Guiltner have grown the business significantly since its launch in 1958 — they now have four local locations — but they keeps things local through their connection with the Tire Pros network and their connection with the community.
As a Tire Pros retailer, Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros is a locally owned business with a network of national support behind it. As a result, Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros continues to create local jobs, support local causes and return money to the local economy, all while competing with big box stores and national chains. The Steele-Guiltner team is vocal about the buy local movement and educates consumers about what it means to keep things in the community.
The Steele-Guiltner team also works to educate the community about auto maintenance and safety. Each season brings new concerns for tire and auto care, like low tire pressure in the fall and icy roadways in the winter. Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros gives consumers important tips, tricks and alerts through a blog on its website. In regularly posted and timely blog content, the experts at Steele-Guiltner remind readers to check their tire pressure, prepare their car for winter or choose the right tires for their vehicle.
Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros seeks to be more than a place to buy tires in Tennessee and Arkansas. The family business works to educate the community about the buy local movement and to teach consumers how to keep their vehicles in their safest, most productive condition. For more information about Steele-Guiltner Tire Pros, visit www.steeleguiltnertirepros.com.
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