TOLEDO, Ohio — Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Centers is marking its 50th anniversary with a consumer sweepstakes during a 50-day period that runs through April 19.
The "Tuffy 50 Years" sweepstakes encourages customers to visit their local Tuffy location for a chance to win one of 50 gift cards, worth $500 toward Tuffy services, or a $5,000 grand prize cruise for two. The contest kicked off March 1.
"For 50 years, Tuffy has been providing the best automotive repair service through a continuous commitment to quality and customer service," Tuffy President and CEO Roger Hill said. "We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate our company's 50th anniversary milestone in a way that honors the foundation of our business which is satisfied customers."
The first Tuffy locations opened in 1970 in Michigan and specialized, for the most part, in exhaust and muffler services. Since then, Tuffy has expanded its footprint with about 170 franchised stores in 14 states, with the largest new store growth in Florida.
Tuffy stores also are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The dealership also has expanded its menu of services to include brakes, tires, oil changes and other automotive services.
"The Tuffy 50 Years sweepstakes provides a meaningful way to re-engage with our loyal customers," said Barry Unrast, Tuffy's director of marketing. "The promotion also serves as an invitation for prospective customers to experience the level of customer service that each Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center offers."
To enter the sweepstakes, customers must first visit their local Tuffy location and receive entry information. No purchase is necessary to participate. Winners will be announced on or about May 1, the company said.