a tire-selling shop

  • DocPenfro

    Senior Member
    English - British
    There is no single or simple term in use in the UK. I found this on the website of a well-known company:

    "XXXXX is a nationwide tyre retailer and tyre service provider with a network of 380 Service Centres across the UK."
     

    Hau Ruck

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I usually say the tire shop, the tire place, or the tire store.

    I'd not have any exciting title for the owner of such a place. I'd simply refer to him as the owner of the tire _____.
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    "The tyre dealer's" and "tyre dealer" can be used informally for the place and occupation respectively,

    "I am going to the tyre dealer's for a new tyre. I hope the tyre dealer himself isn't there, he's most unpleasant."
     

    cybermagi

    New Member
    English-USA
    Lately I have noticed that a lot of people around me have started to use the name of one tire chain Discont Tire to mean any tire dealer similar to the way when you ask some one if they want a coke and they sure I'll have a 7-up for example. Last week a coworker said he needed to go toDiscont Tire and get a new set of tires but wound up buying them at Sears. So far this seems to be a local thing. As to the owner I either call him the dealer or proprietor.
     

    Thomas Veil

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    If they just sell tires, it would be a tire store. But a lot of people buy their tires from a store that is more general; they might go to an auto parts store or a mechanic. Also, in the US it would be "tire store" and in the UK it would be "tyre shop". I don't think "tire shop" would be common in either.
     
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