Discount Tire is rolling in FD

Store is second to open in Corridor Plaza

-Messenger photo by Michaela Frerichs
Ty Schnurr, store manger of Discount Tire takes a quick break from helping his technicians to pose in their new lobby.

A new business is now open along Fifth Avenue South. Discount Tire, a part of the in-progress Corridor Plaza, opened in early September.

Ty Schnurr, the store manager, said they have started to get a steady flow of customers but many still don’t know that they are open.

Discount Tire offers many free services such as rotations, flat repairs, air checks, and inspections even if the tires were purchased from a different vendor.

Schnurr said there are 1090 stores nationwide and none of them are franchised so customers can expect the same services and experience at any location.

Schnurr began working for Discount Tire as a technician in Colorado Springs in 2012. He transferred to the Des Moines area in 2018 before being promoted to store manager in July of this year. “They gave me the opportunity to open this brand new store here in Fort Dodge. I’ve been with the company for nine years, they’ve treated me really well,” Schnurr said.

Schnurr said he enjoys working for the company because they’re family owned. “Discount Tire strives to take care of their employees. It’s a family owned business and has been since 1960,” said Schnurr.

Schnurr said Discount Tire prides themselves on offering great prices for any budget.

“We’re not pushy as far as trying to make sales. We don’t work on commission of any kind, none of my managers are paid that way, they’re all paid hourly,” said Schnurr. “So whether they’re selling the cheapest tire or the most expensive tire, it doesn’t impact their paycheck whatsoever.”

Currently, Schnurr said they have a staff of around 15 between technicians and management. Most of their staff are local hires but Schnurr said he is currently accepting applications for technicians.

Schnurr said Discount Tire’s main focus at any location is customer satisfaction. “We just want to make sure we do what we can to make people safe and make sure they’re taken care of,” he said.

-Messenger photos by Michaela Frerichs
ABOVE: Discount Tire is now open in the Corridor Plaza on Fifth Avenue South.

“We want to make sure that everything is perfect no matter what,” said Schnurr. “If something is at fault, we want to take care of it and address it ourselves, we’re very upfront, if we make a mistake we will take care of it 100 percent with safety and quality as a priority.”

Schnurr invites everyone in the community to stop by and meet the staff. He said, “We have those free services and just want people to come through the door, say hi, and see what we can do to help everyone out.”


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