Tire Rack Front Desk

30+ YEARS OF TIRES

We've been in love with tires for as long as we can remember. Since 1979, The Tire Rack® has been sharing that love by helping people find the right tires, wheels and other performance parts for every situation. And even though we've been at it for a long time, we're really just getting started. 

Mike Joines in front of Tire Rack in Indianapolis, 1979

OUR BEGINNING

Tire Rack has been Revolutionizing Tire Buying Since 1979™ with the opening of a tire store in Indianapolis, IN, taking our passion for tires to the people. 

Mike Joines, founding member of the Tire Rack family, stands in front of the very first Tire Rack in Indianapolis, 1979.
Tire Rack Warehouse

TAKING ROOTS

Our expertise and passion for tires has helped us expand our operations to nine distribution centers across the country. And about all those tires? We test quite a few of them allowing us to relay valuable information about them to you before you buy them.

More than 2.4 million square feet of distribution center space is packed with inventory from 22 major tire and 61 wheel brands.
Tire Rack Headquarters

TODAY AND BEYOND

We are the Online Performance Source® with advanced research, testing and tools that help you find the right products at the right prices. 

Our headquarters in South Bend, IN, houses our complete research and customer support teams and includes a purpose-built test track that allows us to test more tires than ever before.

MORE TIRES. GREAT PRICES.
THAT'S HOW WE DO BUSINESS.

We have over 2.4 million square feet of distribution center space across the country packed with inventory from 22 major tire and 61 wheel brands ready to deliver by the next day in most cases. Our prices are competitive and our expertise is unmatched.

OUR TEST TRACK

It's Like Truth Serum for Tires

We built our own track to put our tires to the test lap after lap, so you know exactly how a tire performs.

WET TRACK

Our integrated sprinkler system soaks the entire track so we can evaluate traction, handling and braking distances under consistent wet road conditions.

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Tire Testing on Ice

ICE & SNOW MEET THEIR MATCH

A local hockey rink is the perfect spot for ice testing. And in addition to testing on our snowy track and on local roads, we head to Sweden, where winter reigns supreme and acres of groomed snow provide the consistency we need to get reliable control, acceleration and braking comparisons.

Sales Specialist Behind the Wheel

EVERYONE
IS AN EXPERT

Our team of Performance Tire and Wheel Specialists® start with months of training and get more than 80 hours of product education and on-track time every year. When you call, you'll always speak to an expert ready to help you get exactly what you need. 

Peter Veldman: Dutch Immigrant American Entrepreneur Book

HARDWORKING. DETERMINED. COURAGEOUS.

Unpretentious, outgoing, optimistic, a keen observer of people and events, a devout Catholic, Veldman never stopped seeking the next big opportunity. He created work for himself and his family, plus many of his 11 siblings and their families as they followed him to the United States. Today, what Veldman began has become Tire Rack, which employs over 650 people in what is still a family business.

This account of Pete Veldman’s life will inspire readers interested in history, entrepreneurship or simply a good story.

LET US SHARE OUR PASSION

And help you find what you need.

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Peter & Wilma Veldman

NEVER-ENDING
LOVE OF TIRES

Peter Veldman, president and founder of Tire Rack, was passionate about tires from the time the very first Tire Rack store opened in 1979.