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Tire World is a locally owned and operated automotive service center founded in 1986 by Rick Marco. We strive to deliver quality products to our customers. For auto repairs, or new tires and wheels, come see us in person or request a quote online.
Rick built his business on the concept that people deserved fast, friendly auto service at guaranteed low prices. He made that dream a reality and continues to do so with every customer nearly three decades later. If you are looking for an established, licensed, and friendly auto service company, you can depend on the experienced staff of Tire World.
The success of Tire World can be traced to the lessons Rick learned from his family. Rick explains his family influence this way:
“My dad started working at 11 years old for his dad, delivering ice, carrying blocks of ice up as many as five flights of stairs on his shoulder. At 12 years old, he was given an old car to work on. He actually drove the car to a vacant lot down the street and was able to leave it there and work on it. After his mom passed away when he was 13, he went to Delahaney Vocation School to learn auto mechanics. He joined the Coast Guard reserves at 17 and served six months until he lost his hearing in one ear and was honorably discharged.
”He started his career in 1949 renting a gas station in Astoria, Queens until 1953 when he was hired at Diblasi Ford. After a couple of years, he was promoted to service manager. In 1959, he left the dealership. He then rented a Gulf gas station in Astoria. In 1960, he bought a closed shop in Corona, Queens and rented it out as a body shop. In 1962, he started a fuel oil business called Orbit Fuel and built it up to three trucks. In 1971, he sold the successful business to another established fuel company. Dad continued to open gas stations and, in 1971, got my older brother Larry Jr. in Pachogue Tire Stores on Long Island, NY as a Firestone dealer. With my dad and brother working together, they built the one store into 16 successful locations across Long Island.
”As I graduated high school in 1975, I learned the tire and auto repair business by working for my dad and brother. They taught me everything. Finally, in 1983, they helped me get started renting my own three-bay shop in Valley Station, NY. In 1986, Dad, while living in Tampa, FL, found a great location on West Hillsborough Ave. and with his and my brother Larry’s help got me started in the Tire World store that I’m still operating today. I couldn’t have done it without them, and they made me the man I am today.
”Dad passed away on March 21, 2010 at the age of 83. While semi-retired, he loved his horses and had a farm in Ohio where he raised, bred, and raced Standardbred horses in the mid-to-late ‘80s. In his later years, he had a small thoroughbred farm in Loxahatchee, Fla.
”Many customers remember my dad helping me out at the shop all the way until his passing. My mom was the rock of the family and the glue that held us all together while Dad was working so hard. Words can’t describe all she taught me about life and how she set the example I live my life by today – honesty, trust, and staying strong. She truly was a survivor and lived a great life until she passed on December 13, 2000 at only 73 years old. Mom and Dad would have been married almost 70 years if they were still living today.”
Tire World is a AAA-Approved Repair Facility and TIA-certified tire dealership.
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Our mechanics have been repairing vehicles at Tire World for the last 28 years. We treat our customers’ vehicles as if they were our own. Visit us today, contact online, or phone us to schedule an appointment today.
Tire World is a tire dealer, custom wheel shop, and auto repair center in Tampa, FL. We have over 40 brands of tires and 60 brands of custom wheels in stock and are proud to help drivers throughout our community and areas like Brandon, FL and St. Petersburg, FL. We have a low tire price guarantee and have highly competitive prices on new rims and auto repair services. We're also big on customer service. If you have a question, don't hesitate to contact the Tire World staff for answers. We're happy to help with everything from shopping for new tires to installing custom wheels to repairing your vehicle. Use our website to shop for new tires online, schedule an automotive repair service, or see what our aftermarket wheels will look like on your ride via our wheel visualizer.