Mike’s Tire and Automotive is having a party and wants the entire community to join in.
In celebration of the new owner, Jimmy Guy, Mike’s Tire and Automotive will host a community open house and customer appreciation event Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come for the celebration, stay for the barbeque and drinks, tours of the garage and corn hole tournament.
Several of Mike’s Tire and Automotive vendors will be on hand, including Weathers Truck Accessories, Snap On Tools, BG Products and Justice Tire Supply.
Mike’s Tire and Automotive will also raffle off prizes, including a rotate and balance, standard oil change, standard alignment, state inspection and new Mike’s Tire and Automotive t-shirts.
The event is part customer thank you party and part celebration. On July 25, Jimmy Guy took over full ownership of Mike’s Tire and Automotive, where he has worked since 1980 and has served as Vice President since 2003.Guy officially purchased the business from Beth Haskell, widow of Monty Haskell who owned the shop from 1976 until his death on Sept. 20, 2013. Monty’s birthday would have been July 25.
Mike’s Tire and Automotive was founded in 1954. Guy began his career there as a part time associate in 1980 when he was just 16. He remained part time for more than two decades.
Guy came on full time in 2003 when he was approached by then owner Monty about becoming a partner in the business.
For much of the shop’s history, the focus was on serving the community by offering the best brands in tires and alignments.
In 1994, Mike’s Tire and Automotive, which carries Michelin®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal® and Toyo tires, branched more heavily into enhanced automotive services.
Today, Mike’s Tire and Automotive proudly features some of the highest rated technicians in the region, an import vehicle specialist and state of the art equipment. Services include alignments, brake service and repair, computer diagnostics, suspension, shocks and struts, oil changes, scheduled maintenance and state inspections. Mike’s Tire and Automotive also offers a shuttle service.
For Guy, the opportunity to continue the Mike’s Tire and Automotive legacy will be a family affair. Guy’s son, Tyler is among the team of technicians and his wife, Michele, and mother-in-law, Penny Williams, remain part of the office and administrative staff.
For more information call (804) 642-2980.