CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Dedalers contacted by Tire Business over the past couple of weeks shared some thoughts on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is a sampling of their comments:
"Stay at home, flatten the curve. We will be here if you need us for emergency work."
— Gordon Leffler, Suburban Tire Auto Care Centers, Glendale, Ill.
"Our industry is open. ... We want to take care of you, to keep you safe. Please give us the opportunity to keep our people employed."
— Howard Fleishmann Sr., Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair, Phoenix, Ariz.
"We've been in business for 40-plus years, so we're sort of prepared for anything."
— Harry Staley, owner Staley's Tire & Automotive in Billings, Mont.
"Be cheerleaders (for the business) every day and try to keep things as normal as possible."
— Mark Rhodes, Plaza Tire Service, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
"We are doing all we can to minimize exposure to anyone, and yes, we are open."
— Scott Koldenhoven, BBAC Group, Big O franchisees in Colorado and New Mexico
"Take a deep breath and be diligent, but be smart."
— John McCarthy, McCarthy Tire Service, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
"We are always concerned for the safety of our employees and our clients."
— Barry Steinberg, Direct Tire & Auto Service, Watertown, Mass.
"We are open and ready to serve you."
— Chris Mitsos, Mountain View Tire & Service, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
"We are open for business normal working hours with limited staffing and have put in safety measures to minimize exposure."
— Bob Kellogg, Warren Tire & Service Center, Queensbury, N.Y.
"We are your neighbors and in this together. In this most challenging time in most of our lives, we will get through this together."
— Gregory P. Mynaugh, United Tire & Service L.L.C., Downington, Pa.