XENIA — Steve Whitehead admits part of Detroit Tire & Auto Service Center’s 71st Anniversary Sale is to make money.
But at the same time, the owner of the long-time Xenia business said the sale that runs through Saturday, July 8 is also to give back to the area.
That’s why the big bash is not just about great prices on tires and auto services. Last weekend a radio station did a live remote and customers had a chance to munch on some hot dogs. Before the sale is over, Whitehead and store manager Steve Kemper will give away free tires, oil changes and a couple $100 gift cards.
“If you don’t support the community, you’re not going to be a community business,” Whitehead said. “We’re happy were still there. It’s been a good business.”
But Whitehead and Kemper aren’t going to stop giving back when the sale is over.
Plans are already underway for another Christmas giveaway. It was brought back to life last year, and it was such a hit that Kemper is hoping to kick it off right after Halloween this fall.
“The community really came (out),” he said. “We saw so much value with the areas we gave those donations to, it made Christmas great. Great response. It was amazing.”
Residents are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy, new clothes, or non-perishable food items. In return, they will receive a free oil change, or perhaps a gift certificate to use at a later time. Items collected will go to Greene County residents in need.
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.