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All about Firestone
Firestone, short for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, both sells tires and has a series of auto care stores. If you're interested in buying tires, their website is firestonetire.com, and if you're interested in getting your car all taken care ofit, it's firestonecompleteautocare.com. You can buy your tires through Firestone and then have their expert technicians install them.
Either way, you can find the nearest Firestone location to you by heading to their website and clicking on the "Find a Store" tab to enter your zip code and find a local store. You'll also be able to search for the right tires for your vehicle there, as well as see the current Firestone coupons and offers that are happening. If you'd like to find out when Firestone has deals going on, don't forget to add them to your favorite stores right here on Tiendeo.us!
The history of Firestone
Firestone was founded by Harvey Firestone in the year 1900. The first location was in Akron, Ohio, which is where the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is based - Firestone's main competitor. For 75 years, these two stores were the biggest car tire suppliers in the content. For the famous Model T car made by Henry Ford, Ford went with Firestone tires.
A Canadian division was incorporated in 1918, and in 1928 they added a factory in England (though this closed in 1979). Today, it's one of the biggest tire retailers in the country.
Famous moments in Firestone's history
Throughout the decades, Firestone tire have been used on some pretty famous cars! Here are some of the biggest moments in their history.
In 1906, Henry Ford chose Firestone tires for the iconic Model T. The next decade, they had a series of tires for race car driver Barney Oldfield.
In 1911, the driver that won the Indy 500 race was driving with Firestone tires. From 1920 to 1966, every single car that won the race was equipped with Firestone tires!
In World War II, Firestone produced a lot of the rubber products and tires for the U.S. military, as well as things like plastic helmet liners, kegs to transport food, artillery shells, and more.
Starting in 1950s, Firestone began providing tires to Formula One drivers.
The late 1960s saw the rise of the popularity of muscle cars. Firestone made a tire called the Firestone Wide Oval that was found on many of the cars in the period, and are coveted today as an authentic touch.