EAST LIVERPOOL - Sometimes, it's all in a name.
The staff at Total Tire in Calcutta maintains a huge inventory of tires in stock for cars, trucks and almost anything else that rolls on rubber. Tires from most major suppliers - Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental, Toyo, Firestone, Yokohama, Mastercraft, Cooper, and more - are available in almost every size.
Manager Josh Dowdard says they supply tires for everything from ATVs, motorcycles and riding mowers, to semi trucks, backhoes, tractors and other heavy equipment. Total Tire can special order reproduction tires for historic farm equipment and whitewall tires for classic cars and muscle cars. Even bias-ply tires are available for collectors who want the ultimate in historical accuracy.
The crew at Total Tire, including manager Josh Dowdard, owner Ryan Hargreaves and assistant manager Nate Clark, are committed to providing fast, quality service and a tremendous selection for their customers. (Photo by Richard Sberna)
"We can pretty much get any tire you want," said Nate Clark, assistant manager. For customers on a budget, that includes retreads and inner tubes. Used tires in a variety of sizes are only $25 each, including installation.
Of course, some customers are going to want a set of new wheels to wrap those tires around, and Total Tire has their needs covered, too. A selection of custom wheels for most makes and models of cars and trucks, from American Racing, KMC, XD Series, Motegi Racing and more brands from the Wheel Pros portfolio, are available in the showroom.
But again, special orders are no problem for the Total Tire customer. "If they make it for that vehicle, I can get it," Dowdard said.
Besides selection, Total Tire owner Ryan Hargreaves takes pride in the products and service provided by his staff. As proof, they provide free rotation and flat repair for any tire purchased and installed at the shop. In addition to honoring all manufacturer warranties, all labor is guaranteed for one year.
In addition, buyers can selection a road hazard warranty on new tires for only $10. If anything causes the tire to fail under normal use during the first 15,000 miles or 25 percent of tread wear, Total Tire will replace it. "Whether they hit a pothole and blow the sidewall out, bring it back and we'll swap out the tire," Hargreaves said.
Tires aren't the sum total of Total Tire, however. They perform chassis work, such as alignments, suspension and brake service, as well as basic maintenance services, including oil changes and battery replacement. Quality parts are again part of the equation: Total Tire is a certified Interstate Batteries dealer.
For Hargreaves, it's just as important that quality is delivered in a timely manner. "What does everybody want? They want to be in and out in a hurry," he said. This comes from his own disappointing experiences of waiting for appointments and service from other auto shops - something that customers won't endure at Total Tire.
Even do-it-yourselfers are welcome. Tires, wheels, batteries and other parts are sold over the counter to customers who do their own work.
For those who don't, there are five mechanics and five work bays big enough to accommodate most any vehicle at their shop, located at 15398 Annesley Road, just off East Liverpool Road in Calcutta. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Call 330-385-4124 to schedule an appointment.