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Palm Tire & Automotive is an independently owned and operated Bridgestone/Firestone Affiliated Tire & Automotive Repair Dealer conveniently located on North Highway 27 in Minneola. We offer Complete Automotive Repair and New Tire sales. Our family has been servicing the Automotive needs in the Central Florida community since 1914. We value each customer and strive to earn their loyalty. Our technicians are ASE certified and experienced in highly technical automotive repairs on most foreign and domestic vehicles. We offer a National Warranty through our Bridgestone/Firestone affiliation. Please visit us to learn more about our business and experience the difference. We would be honored for the opportunity to service your vehicle and earn your business.
It was in 1914 when David Riker, a blacksmith, brought his family, horses, and tools on two freight cars from Oregon to Marion County Florida. He bought land and a house and began his wagon and blacksmith trade.
Later his youngest son, Orval, expanded the business and opened O.A. Riker and Son garage to do mechanical work on heavy construction and farm equipment. As the years passed Orval’s son, Vernon, having learned the trade as a teen, extended the business to include cars, tires and gas. In the 1970s Vernon moved his family to Orange County where he and his sons, Brent and Blake, opened and operated service stations with bays for highly technical automotive repair and tire sales, in and around Orange County and International Drive. In 1995 Brent opened Riker’s Automotive & Tire Center (www.rikersauto.com) on Central Florida Parkway, which continues to thrive today.
Now Blake’s son, Nick, having graduated in business from UCF, desires to continue the deep-seated Riker high tech mechanical businesses. He, too has had much experience in the trade, working many years for his Uncle and also for Bridgestone/Firestone. Learning that Matt Graham, well-respected owner of Palm Tire & Automotive in Minneola had decided to retire, Nick contracted to purchase and operate his business and follow the honest, reliable and excellent services for which it is known. It has been a long and exciting journey for Nick and the Riker family and now Nick will continue the legacy.
Palm Tire & Automotive faithfully serves motorists from the Minneola, Montverde and Clermont communities. Our goal is to make your life easier when it comes to automotive needs, like new tires. That's why we offer you the ability shop for tires online by vehicle make and model. It's the perfect way to search if you don't know what size tire you need. You can also search by tire size if you know it or tire brand. Our inventory includes quality tires from manufacturers like Bridgestone, Firestone, and Toyo.
Our well-trained tire technicians install new tires, including low profile tires. We also repair flats, rotate tires, and perform tire balancing using one of the two methods. All tire services are provided to get you the longest life and best performance out of your tires.
Each and every one of the automotive technicians at Palm Tire & Automotive are professionally trained and in love with what they do. This shows through with our superior customer service and quality auto repair work. Bring your vehicle in today for any type of automotive repair or preventive maintenance service. From a quick oil change, A/C repair, or replacement battery installation to transmission repair, engine diagnostics, and driveshaft repair, we're on hand to solve your automotive problems fast without sacrificing quality. Nothing is too big for the techs at Palm Tire & Automotive!
Call (352) 394-3280 to schedule your appointment or visit us Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.